I got off the tram at Victoria. I usually do. This time though I had no option – this was the last stop. Not because of the usual track repairs either. Oh no, not today.
The following is an interview conducted by Proper Magazine’s Gerrard Wilcoxson and appears in Issue 8 of the mag. For the full interview you can buy a copy on our shop page.
If you take a tape of dance music history and rewind it back to the start, it doesn’t stop where house music started in the late 80s. Looking further back than that we have soul and disco, then jazz-funk. However, quantum changes in the way dance music sounded and also the way it was played occurred in the early 80s with the development and use of electronic technology, such as synthesisers and drum machines.
According to Pete Beale (or is it Steve?) Posing fuckers like us aren’t making up for a poverty stricken childhood where we had to be rock hard and/or dead funny to avoid getting crucified for wearing snide Walker trackie bottoms instead of proper Tacchini ones (though personally I didn’t have either).