Fiorucci made me Hardcore

I heard the new Jamie XX single (well new-ish) All Under One Roof Raving on 6Music and loved it, as someone who was there in the wings listening in, hardcore and rave will never die. And yes we kept it UK 😉

I then found out it was sampling this video by artist Mark Leckey from 1999 on British Youth Culture, from Northern Soul, Disco to Rave and Hardcore.

Well worth watching, it’s a poignant journey through history, nostalgia and transient nature of night-life and ‘good times’ – and also I suspect inspired a lot of those ‘chillwave’ videos.

And here’s the Jamie XX new one:

Just waiting for Zomby to claim to Jamie XX that it’s his culture alone, like he did with Four Tet, even though he was so young then I doubt he could reach the dial, unlike those of us who were old enough to actually listen to London Pirates like KoolFM in the early 90’s. Aww, bless.


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