Secret Selector Selections #21: Patrick Bateman

It's Friday the 13th!

I tried to get Jason on the secret selection, but he just sent me random recordings of death throws and screams. No good. But I did manage to get the next best thing: Patrick Bateman!

When he's not out killing bums, eating at Dorsia and returning video tapes, the psycho killer is busy producing tracks, DJing around Europe and managing Tic Tac Toe and Connect Four Records - some of Denmark's best techno and deep house labels.


Back in the good ole minimal days, he was one of my first bookings for sweat on the Walls, a club I ran with my friend Martin. Since then, Bateman has stayed on top of his game and ahead of the fads, always spinning and releasing the freshest electronic sounds.

If you want to catch him, tonight might be a good idea. He's spinning at Culture Box at the warm-up party for their 7th birthday tomorrow!

Strange things happen on Friday the 13th. People get killed. But that's everyday stuff for Kenneth Broxgaard aka Patrick Bateman.

So to fuck us all up, he's chosen a different selection. Introducing:

Some tracks most people wouldn't associate with the American Psycho, Patrick Bateman

Happy hunting people.

Adamski - I Dream Of You (Album Version) - 1989


When I was around 16 years old, my musical taste slowly moved towards the more electronic stuff. One of the first albums I remember buying was the fantastic Adamski: Liveanddirect from 1989.

Since I wanted to focus on piano in this Secret Selector Selections, I have chosen this track from the album.

I still put this album on from time to time and listen to it, still fantastic in my opinion. It just makes me in a good mood, listening to this one (actually so does the whole record).

Sueno Latino - Sueno Latino Derrick May Remix - 1992



The 2nd track is one I remember hearing on local countryside radio back in 1989 on their special Friday night dance show.

Sueno Latino and this dreamy track that just grabbed my attention right from the beginning. The whole Italian house thing happening at that time was something I was really into.

For this feature I have chosen the Derrick May Remix which was released in 1992 (though I didn't discovered it until years later).

Derrick May at his best!

Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) - Basement Boys "Strip To The Bone" Mix - 1991



3rd one up was actually a commercial hit I heard on daytime radio (as I remember it) and also on the local disco when they really went bananas

In the radio it was the short Radio Mix, but it didn't take long until I discovered the 'Basement Boys "Strip To The Bone" Mix, which I think has a better groove and heavier bass-work.

Again full on piano driven house music from back in the days.

Still love it.


Derrick May - Strings Of The Strings Of Life - 1998


Moving on to a legendary track I think everybody knows.

'Strings Of Life' from Derrick May saw the light back in 1987 in the original version. I didn't know about the track until sometime in the mid 90ties I think it was. Still a track that gets a spin on the 1210 from time to time at home when listening to old records.

Here it is the later version called 'Strings Of The Strings Of Life' from 1998 I think.

One of those tracks that can stop the night and make the crowd flow away, trancing :o)

Classic!


Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea - Collaboration Tour - 1978



The last recommendation is probably the biggest surprise here in my selection.

It comes from pure coincidence that I somehow got the album 'An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea - In Concert' from the late 70ties.

I was stunned by the performance from these 2 genius musicians and over the years, I've listened to this album quite some times.

Search for it on youtube yourself, it's really super relaxed and cool music.

Instead of playing one of the tracks from the album in this feature, I wanted to showcase how artistic these 2 guys were, back in 1978. Recorded live on German TV, check this out and notice some of the minimal structured and repetitive sequences:


And as an extra hippie LSD bonus, check this super crazy clip from 1974, the first 2 minutes are amazing!

 

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