Friday, 30 April 2010

Circle Chilren - Armand Van Helden's Former Guise...

Once upon a time Armand Van Heldon used to make beats under the guise of Circle Children, releasing records on Strictly Rhythm that included Zulu, Mamba Mama and Indonesia. He took the name from a dance craze occuring in the late eighties/early nineties where kids in clubs would form rings in which they'd take it in turns to go solo in busting some moves on the dancefloor. His output as Circle Children was distinctly minimal, focusing on tribal grooves, the sounds of which could be heard at many an early nineties rave.

Although written in 1993 and 1994, his two EPs are still immensely relevant to today's underground (and increasingly mainstream) dance scene, with contemporary dance producers often taking samples of world music and using them in inovative ways, layering them over various dance rhythms, be it techno, midget, house or dubstep. Take a listen to these 2 tunes below to get an idea of what we're on about:

This following track, Zulu, was recently remixed by Mastiksoul... See remix at bottom of this post.

And the remix:


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