Boomkat Product Review:
Legit reissue of a proper Belgian new beat nugget!
With thanks and gratitude to Adelaide’s Isle Of Jura label, Twilight Ritual and A Split Second founder, Charisma Chayell’s sexy new beat ace, Beach is reissued at a reasonable price, considering that original copies rocketed in value after DJ Harvey played it on Boiler Room.
Although not our favourite Chayell joint - that’s definitely Don’t Even Think About It (1989) - this 12” is a prime example of new beat at its earliest, refined and syncretic; filtering 4th world electronic voices, electro-boogie grooves and industrial-pop arrangements with that ice-cool ‘80s Belgian sensuality that we’re deeply attracted to.
Both tracks are essentially ‘floor-readied versions of Drinking Sand off A Split Second’s seminal Ballistic Statues album, the same LP that generated Flesh - which was most often played at 33rpm instead of 45rpm, a pivotal moment in the birth of new beat - and like Flesh was a staple on influential Goan, Balearic and Belgian dancefloors at the time.
Speedos in the briefcase times. Big tip!!