Maestro, tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream. What evolved was a scene that set the groundwork for what was to come in dance music culture, a rare insight into the secret underground beginnings, which has now evolved into a huge worldwide industry.
Bonobo has shared a beautiful summer-ish remix. Sometimes a bass-line absolutely speaks to you. The original version of Les LeBas was released by French musician Henri Texier in 1977 on the album Varech.
To celebrate my first time visiting London, I decided to remix a track that was a massive hit in the UK. I hadn’t even heard the song until recently- and when I found the acapella, I knew what had to be done. This is my take on La La La. Now back to spending these £££££!!!
To certain elitists, the name “Grateful Dead” represents an impasse; like the phrase “slap bass,” it is a combination of words whose very invocation can instantly elicit the gas face. It is not my intention to refute the negative connotations associated with the band — airheaded solipsism, boomer excesses, self-indulgent musical masturbation — nor do I intend this piece to double as acid test recruitment propaganda for disillusioned indie rockers (though, it should be said, some of them might benefit from a dosing). Rather, I’d like to introduce Dead-haters and Dead-neutrals alike to a most overlooked facet of the group’s music, one that separates them from every band of blunted jammers from Phish to Wooden Shjips: the songs.