Tribal Rites

ESK 508743 ESK 508743

Tribal Rites is a musical autobiography of sorts from one of dance music's most dedicated historians, Bill Brewster. The compilation takes its listeners on a personal journey through Bill's 36-year long involvement in the music industry. Whether running DMC's New York offices or labels including Twisted UK and Forensic, being one of Fabric's original residents, or writing (with Frank Broughton) probably the definitive overview of DJ culture, Bill's fingerprints can be found all over dance music's past few decades. Tribal Rites isn't just a "House & Disco Greatest Hits", it's the soundtrack to a life spent at the coalface of record collecting, of early mornings at car boot sales, and late nights logged onto Discogs. Split into three sections, the compilation begins in the post-punk period, and explores the influence of dub on bands like Urang Otan, General Strike, and The Raincoats. The second section takes you into that mish-mash of sounds and styles best described as "Balearic" where the likes of Bobbie Gentry and Final Edition can happily co-exist and a country and western cover of Hall & Oates "I Can't Go For That" seems obvious. The final section showcases what a broad church house music is, accommodating the spiritual yearnings of Mother Tongue and the precision tooled productions of Basic Channel's Maurizio. Tribal Rites is a vital reminder that there's a lot more to DJing than downloading the latest Beatport chart and waving your hands in the air. Presented as a triple CD set (ESK 508743) or over two double LP sets (ESK 508718 and ESK 508719).

Triple CD version features: Agape, Brent Dowe & The Gaytones, Apatchi Band, General Strike, Gaffa, Urang Otan, Surprize, Deborah & The Puerto Ricans, P!off?, The Raincoats, Ruts DC, Motion, Peter Accident, Reggae Clinic 65, Jeff Duff, Bobbie Gentry, Latin Breed, Banzai, Freddi & Henchi, Aax Donnell & Eric Malone, The General, Final Edition, Sweet Potato Pie, Little Reuben, General Crook, Bill Brewster, Curtis Green, Nashville Rhythm Section, Dooley Silverspoon,Floyd Beck, Ströer, Mother Tongue, B. McCarthy & Rasoul, Love From San Francisco, Larry Heard, Swayzak, Clifton King, Aural, Fabrice, Chicken Lips, Ivan Iacobucci, Swag, Maurizio, Silverlining, and Kate-Olivia Martinez.