An eclectic mix of old skool house classics, trance anthems, acid house memories, forgotten gems, remixes, rare rave, unknown vinyl and the out-of-the-ordinary, all go to make the eclectic cocktail that is Back2Basics. Only one thing is certain each and every week, that is that the show is 100% live and all the music is played on vinyl. Ireland’s only national all vinyl radio show, on RTE Pulse, Ireland’s only national dance music station. Low on chat and high on music, check out this week’s Back2Basics below.
This week’s show includes classics from Way Out West, Havanna, Monbassa, Mother’s Pride and included some epic remixes, such as Jimmy Gomez’s remix of Last Rhythm; Sasha remixing U.N.K.L.E and Sure Is Pure’s legendary remixing of The Doobie Brothers ‘Long Train Runnin’. However, the star of tonight’s show was a rare outing for the original bootleg Voyager Remix of The Source featuing Candi Stanton’s ‘You’ve Got The Love’, which is very different from the version that was eventually released. This version overlays vocals with Rob Dougan’s ‘Clubbed To Death’. However, legal action ensued and the music was re-written and, as often happens when tracks are dumbed-down to be made legal they are no where near as good. So enjoy this cracker.
Back2Basics is Ireland’s only surviving all vinyl national radio show. It airs every live every Wednesday evening at 11pm until midnight. To follow Simon Palmer on Twitter go to @simonprepublic, on Facebook go to Back2BasicsDublin and @palmer-simon on Snapchat.