GRECO-ROMAN: FROM THE SEAT OF MOUNT OLYMPUS
A 5 CD SINGLE BOX-SET - VARIOUS ARTISTS
LABEL: GRECO-ROMAN / CAT NUMBER: GREC09 / REL DATE: FEB 2010.
GRECO-ROMAN, the London-Berlin label and party collective that take inspiration from olympic wrestling and include JOE HOT CHIP amongst their members, present the first 5 releases in their fearless “International Sonic Wrestling Match” single series together on CD for the first time along with the striking artwork of illustrator LORENZO FRUZZA. Drawing on the sharp and wide-ranging music policy of their legendary, and largely improvised, London parties, this compilation brings together some of the Greco-Roman artists that made their name playing at them.
First up a cult electro banger from DAVID E SUGAR, who went on to release singles on Bric A Brac and Kitsune and now hosts his own weekly show on Ministry Of Sound Radio. Next, a sugary disco gem from GROVESNOR who releases his album on Lo Recordings next year. Next to the wild streets of Angola for a slice of Kuduro ghetto bassquake from BURAKA SOM SISTEMA, who have since released their debut album “Black Diamond”, masterminded a Fabric mix CD and wowed festivals all around the globe with their electrifying, percussive live show. Then back in time for some tail-thumping, Neanderthal 2-step pop from TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS, before journeying into the depths of a mad Scotsman’s psyche for the debut EP from the much hyped voodoo rave maestro DRUMS OF DEATH, who releases his debut full length “Generation Hexed” on Greco-Roman in 2010.
Mount Olympus is the roving, wrestIing playground of the Gods situated in the clouds somewhere over East London and East Berlin. Look out for “Return To Mount Olympus” next year.
DAVID E SUGAR “Oi New York This Is London”
2. Hot Chip vs. Ragga Twins remix
3. Skream remix
4. Jesse Rose remix
GROVESNOR “Drive Your Car”
2. Grovesnor's Rebel Quarter version
3. Hot Chip remix
4. Oliver $ remix
BURAKA SOM SISTEMA “Kalemba”
2. Hot Chip remix
DRUMS OF DEATH “Steps Into The Ring” EP
2. Breathe (Drop The Lime remix)
3. Cursed By Magick
4. Midnight Stalker
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS “All In One Sixty Dancehalls” EP
2. Moon Hits The Mirrorball
3. Sickly Child
4. Moon Hits The Mirrorball (2 Bad Mice remix)