Thursday, August 26, 2010
Up at the radio show on Monday we were talking about how we've done some good drops on Soul & Disco stuff for the weekly rips, but this week I decided it was time to dust off a true deep house classic.
Released on the Idjut Boys always excellent (and highly collectible) Discfunction label in 1999, this was a big tune when it came out. I remember thrashing the shit out of the first copy I had (& subsequently lost!), and then grabbed it again on 'Saturday Nite Live' a Nuphonic compilation by the Idjut Boys.
Then about 3 weeks ago I came across on copy for $5 in Real Groovy Auckland. It made me go back and start enjoying this tune all over again. It still sounds so fresh 11 years on.
Anyway, the sad part of this story is the man behind this tune, Tore Andreas "Erot" Kroknes, passed away in 2001 at the age of just 23. He packed some amazing music into his brief life, producing the dancefloor classic "Greatest Hit" for his girlfriend Annie - to whom this song is dedicated.
He also worked as a designer for the Telle label, and did some banging remixes too.
Erot paved the way for the whole Scandinavian Disco sound that has been pushed along by the likes of Lindstrom, Todd Terje and Prins Thomas. Respect due!
Enjoy the tune, bump it nice and loud. Ripped from the original vinyl copy, a nice loud 320 mp3 for you all!
R.I.P Erot: Gone but not forgotten
Erot - Song For Annie (320 kbps)