“There comes a moment in many artists’ careers when they stumble on the secret weapon that is the past.” Hua Hsu wrote One Last Rave for the New Yorker last month, offering up Mark Leckey's short film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (which you can watch below) as a useful decoder for Jamie Smith's most recent work. Digging out the source material for In Colour is giving me as much joy as the album itself. Here are some of the bits and pieces I've found so far:
Idris Muhammad, Could Heaven Ever Be Like This, from the 1977 album Turn This Mutha Out. Sampled on Loud Places. ⬇
The Persuasions, Good Times, from the 1972 album Street Corner Symphony.
Sampled on I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times). ⬇
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Mark Leckey's love letter to British nightclub culture. Sampled on All Under One Roof Raving. ⬇
One In The Jungle Unbroadcast Pilot, DJ Ron & MC Strings.
Sampled on Gosh. EASY EASY! ⬇