10x10" BOX

FW 38457LP FW 38457LP

Chart-topping electronic music godfather Adamski presents a unique box set of ten 10" records featuring celebrated acts such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Congo Natty, and David McAlmont. Taking inspiration from the waltz music with which he became enamored during a spell in Venezuela, Adamski serves up an album that works as a not-so-gentle reminder for a generation of producers who regularly cite him as an influence -- a reminder that he is still at the cutting edge of electronic music. From its very beginnings, the waltz was revolutionary. It still is. Its roots are somewhat obscure, but what is known is that the first music labelled "waltzen" was a spinning dance popular among peasants in rural parts of Austria, Bavaria, and Bohemia in the mid-18th century. It was danced in 3/4 time with an accent on the first beat of every measure. Revolt is steeped in this sound -- 3/4 beats at odds with a 4/4-saturated world. Parts of the album were recorded at Adrian Sherwood's legendary On-U Sound studio, including a track with the critically acclaimed David McAlmont -- known primarily for his work with Bernard Butler, David lends vocals to "The Last Waltz," an Engelbert Humperdinck cover. The cover is dedicated to the late, great Frankie Knuckles and directly references his seminal house classic "Your Love." There are also two tracks in collaboration with the legendary Lee "Scratch" Perry as well as a bombastic track with Bishi. Guests are varied but all share a similar passion for their craft -- check out the huge collaboration with Rowdy SS for evidence of that. Adamski reflects upon his signature futurewaltz sound: "After 25 years in the nightspots of the world providing sci-fi beats for hedonists, and even longer as a consumer of all the best scenes from glam rock to grime, I am now spurting all my creative juice into what I call futurewaltz... I realized just how sexy and groovy the waltz rhythm can be after hearing its influence in the folk music of Venezuela, which is a country I visit a lot... I became fascinated and inspired by the history of the waltz and its social and cultural significance." Also includes collaborations with Shanki, Buck Dexter, The Children of Bohemia, Digitalcocaine, Sirena, Triple xxx Mystix, Betty Adewole, Asia Argento, Eloise X, The Vortex of Chaos, Leigh Bowerys Minty, Irregular Joe, and Balearik Blitz.