Monday, June 29, 2009

Back in February I listened to Thomas Brinkmann's RA.143 Podcast (gone, alas), but it didn't really grab me till near the end. Around 54:31, following a noisy, abrupt track, very fruity pizzicato strings come in playing a very familiar tune. I wound up tracking down the 12-inch by Marc Ushmi and Tom Assman and Nik Adirol and began playing it out. The song of course is "Rock with You," and playing it at Havana every chance I got, I always played the Adirol mix. They're easy to tell apart: Ushmi is full on, drums and bass and strings. Assman is bass and strings. Adirol is just strings. It's a record that brightens the room. I think that's all I'll say for now about Michael Jackson. In the meantime, read Jason King.