Thursday, 25 July 2019


Art Of Noise - Beat Box (Diversion Six)
(From Beat Box single; 1984)

Art Of Noise - Moments In Love
(From Moments In Love single; 1985)

1. You a fool for these ones, Trevor Horn.

2. It's important to remember that Beat Box and Moments In Love were both on the same 7" single initially. Top 5 double-header single of the 80s or wot?

3. Beat Box is one of those weird 80's British art-pop club records which got adopted by American Hip Hop kulcha. If we were to map out a timeline of this phenomenon then it began with Malcolm McLaren's Buffalo Gals in 1982 and peaked in 1987 with Coldcut's Paid In Full remix.

4. It's kinda ironic then that Moments In Love has long since surpassed Beat Box as the Art Of Noise track most sampled by Rap producers, and is now considered the group's song ne plus ultra.

5. There's almost as many mixes/edits of Beat Box and Moments In Love as there are of 808 State's Pacific. The two video mixes in this post are the definitive ones, IMHO.

6. Yo Art Of Noise, I'm happy for you and Imma let you finish, but the Blues Brothers and the Spy Hunter arcade game had the best Peter Gunn cover versions of the 80s.


Yeldarb said...

I wish Horn had done more hip hip beats. The World's Famous Supreme Team stuff is soooo good.

icebergsweater said...

Always did like that Blues Brothers version of Peter Gunn.

You check out the new Dru Down yet?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I had a quick skim before. Ring Ding Dong sounded like an obvious highlight.

Jmil843 said...

How’d you feel about the new Young Bleed? I think he’s still rapping well but they’re too many guests in the first half and some of the beats are cheap (even though it sounds like Louisiana through and through) but overall not that bad for someone 20 years in. Also nothing nearly as embarrassing as that MC Ren trap song.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Only song I've heard from the Bleed is the main single. It's okay but I much preferred that One Of Us song him & Max Minelli dropped earlier this year.

Jmil843 said... my fav off the Bleed.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


O Long Boris Johnson said...

Art of Noise were the Clean Bandit of the 80s.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

You say that like Symphony isn't a classic.