Friday, 25 July 2014

REWIND: Underworld - 'Push Upstairs'

This week's Friday Banger is taken from one of my all-time favourite dance/electronic albums. After gatecrashing the mainstream with the NUXX version of 'Born Slippy', anticipation for Underworld's fifth studio album was high. 'Beaucoup Fish' was released in March 1999, reaching number 3 on the UK album chart. To this day it is still their most commercially successful album, selling over a million copies. No less than five singles were released from 'Beaucoup Fish', and the superb 'Push Upstairs' was one of them, and a number 12 hit. Riding on abrasive beats and aggressive, hard edged piano hooks, this late 90s stomper remains one of their finest moments. The album's working title was 'Tonight Matthew, I'm Going to be Underworld', inspired by the famous catchphrase used on the British celebrity impersonation TV programme Stars in Their Eyes.

Today's Friday Banger (and a few other previous entries) will be played tonight, as I return to club DJ-ing for the first time since my stint at Bentley's in the 90s! Everyone is welcome to attend this event, which celebrates the first birthday of our local station Melksham Town Sound. It takes place at the Forest Community Centre, Bowman's Court, Melksham from 8pm-midnight and entry is FREE. Myself, Jason B and some of the station's other DJs will be taking to the decks for a night of banging beats and uptempo grooves... More info can be found HERE



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