I'm Dylan Weir, AKA Creepy Dylan, I'm Organiser/Promoter/DJ on Cooked Memories 90's Dance Party with help from my partner Emma and our friends. The Event came to be from us wanting to recreate the vibes of the 90's rave scene which we sadly never got to be a part of. I've beenDjing in recent years at house parties and events & I produce music as one-half of Woodfield Prime (music coming later this year). The first Cooked Memories was a really awesome night, and we're looking forward to making it a regular event.
FATBOY SLIM - LOVE ISLAND
There would be no Cooked Memories without Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim. The dude made so many hits under loads of different names, he was in the guinness book of records for it. The album this track came from is an absolute classic, it changed the way I thought about music and how it can be made. This one is a certified 90's banger that lulls you into a false sense of security with some swirly pads and strings, then delivers the fat bassline. Next time you're off your tits, put this on.
BLACK BOX - I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY ELSE
This is a classic that's dear to my heart, even if it does sound a hell of a lot like Ride On Time. Hooky house piano, chopped up vocals, and lyrics about god knows what. I think this was actually released in 1989, but people would be getting down to it in the 90s, so close enough.
C+C MUSIC FACTORY - THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM
Love the vocal delivery and rhyme scheme laid down by Freedom Williams in this one by C+C. Great vibe and some funny, not-so-wholesome lyrics over a beat that's loaded with energy.
PROPELLERHEADS - HISTORY REPEATING
Shirley Bassey got to have another hit in the 90's with this very classy affair from 2 dudes that never really made a follow-up album, despite huge success - they even got to score a James Bond movie (kind of). This has a very summer-y vibe to it and it was everywhere when it came out. Don't let this one fool you, though - Propellerheads weren't a pop group - Their other stuff had cracking breakbeats and fat bass.
PIZZAMAN - SEX ON THE STREETS
A lesser-known banger by Pizzaman, which Norman Cook, (Fatboy Slim) was half of. Whistle blowing, latin-style polyrhythms and a pretty funny vocal sample.
HYPERTROPHY - JUST COME BACK 2 ME
I only discovered this track recently and I have no idea who Hypertrophy are or were, but it's got that huge euro sound that can pack a dancefloor with a thousand munted students. I like to think this would be just as popular with the kids if it were to come out today. Am I out of touch?
BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE - BENTLEY'S GONNA SORT YOU OUT
BRA never got to be as big as they should have - they had really creative beats but some of their tunes sound like audio collages with annoying sounds thrown in for their own amusement. They do have a few that I'll always love, though, and this is one of them. It's got a great groove that sounds like a commercial for chocolate. And is that a lead melody consisting of only 2 notes? It's genius, and I love it.
BRAN VAN 3000 - DRINKING IN LA
You probably won't hear this at Cooked Memories cause it's too slow, but when I think "90's" this is often the first thing to pop into my head. Those echoing synth notes make all kinds of memories come flooding back. Phat drumloop and some lazy lyrics about some guys who think they're in the movie business when they're probably just in the drinking business. Although, at 26, I can't say that I'd done a lot, either. It's cool that something like this could be mainstream in the 90's - It's a weird eclectic mix of styles, not hip-hop, not pop, definitely not dance - artists were throwing elements together in a big cauldron and calling it "alternative".
MOBY - NEXT IS THE E (CLUB MIX)
This one pumps pretty hard and took me years to find. I've been a Moby fan for a while and when he hit his mainstream peak in the early 2000's, a lot of us thought of him as this new, sample-driven type of artist but he'd been a god in the techno scene for 10 years or something. This one's got a hot piano riff & his signature synth strings, my favourite version of this track. This would have been a rave anthem of my youth, if I was a few years older, and didn't live out in the sticks.
NYMFO - GOOD FUCKIN BIG DICK
Everyone knows that "Short Dick Man" track but I find it pretty annoying compared to this beast of a song about dick by Nymfo, which has a banging beat, grooving basslines and a sassy chick talking smack about big dicks! It's better to celebrate a big dick than to shame a small one.
COOKED MEMORIES #2 - JULY 1st @ The Croation Wickham Sports Club