Things get lost once in a while: bobby pins, sweaters, thoughts, a thing we once loved. There’s something about getting lost; it has the potential to be bad, yet it also enables the possibility of being found. In a world where we’re constantly overloaded with new music, it’s easy to forget the albums from the past that formed us the most. This month we’re asking Stijn Hoebeke aka DJ SIXSIXSIXTIES and organiser of Antwerp’s SPEK parties to dig into his musical archives and recover an album that touched the heart but was forgotten over time.
Which album do you want us to discover?
Life Is Water For Gerbadaisies When They Are Dancing by Boof, an alias for house, disco and funk guru Maurice Fulton
When did you first listen to it?
I held a first massive Maurice Fulton binge around the time Mu’s ‘Let’s Get Sick’ was released so that must have been around 2003.
Why did you want to recover this one?
It’s not as easy to find as any of the other BOOF releases that followed it, probably because of the Kate Bush samples that were used, but it’s a total gem and worth digging for. Fulton’s typical use of live instruments (the flute!) gives the record a lush and rich sound touching anything from ambient to jazz, funk and slamming house.
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What is your favorite song on the album?
‘Feeling The Color Blue’ is the standout track to me, but since it’s not on YouTube I’m going for ‘Outside’ which is probably the most ecstatic track on the album and always great to play out.
DJ SIXSIXSIXTIES is playing BITTER 2, Trix, 27 April, alongside Jacques Greene and Dark Sky. The party is free for members. Become one here.