Boomkat Product Review:
A gurny hours special spanning deep bleep rollers, steppers, and sexy grooves, sourced from down under by Andras and Instant Peterson.
A sister set to the ‘Midnight Spares’ session, and a springboard into the lesser-covered world of late night/early morning Australia in the ‘90s, ‘3AM Spares’ is brimming over with sensual suss that never quite made it to these shores, but we’re very happy finally did, with thanks to Efficient Space. Harvested from local 12” releases, CDrs and the archives of community radio station 3RRR FM, the dozen prime cuts included highlight an emerging scene and generation of clubbers around Melbourne’s southern antipodean outpost, and their pals from the likes of Sydney, such as Andy Rantzen, who would transition from industrial group Pelican Daughters to the queer darkroom house styles on ‘Leather Lover’ with General Elektrik. Or the likes of Turrbal-Gubbi Gubbi woman and Stolen Generations survivor Maroochy Barambah, whose set highlight ‘Mongungi (Dance Mix)’ was recorded in NYC but is most surely rooted in a much longer tradition than anything else on board.
Trust it’s full of surprises that endure on dancefloors today; there’s a tight late night stepper ‘Deepdown’ from Hypnoblob, DJ Sprinkles-esque deep house by transgender artist Jandy Rainbow & Adrenalentil, whose share roots in the post-punk/industrial scene with Andy Rantzen, as well as thee sleaziest disco beckon from Sobriquet in ‘Is This Your First Time? (Artificial Remix)’, a peachy bit of dub house sensuality in ‘Da Lub Club’ by Inner Harmony, and, living up to the compilation’s ‘3AM promise for sleepier heads, gems of twinkling ambient by Tetrphnm, and the gauzy drift of ‘Eliminated’ by Andy Rantzen’s Screensaver.