Dirty define their musical parameters as "extended disco unclassics, diskrautrock, deep folk, northern soul treasures, industrial Balearic, dirty diamonds, musique de secte, musique raëlienne." Amid the hype around disco edits, the case of Alain Finkielkrautrock is far from cut and dried. This night brings you the finest in edits and kraut electronics from France.
"Alain Finkielkrautrock" is ostensibly a blog. Each of the limited, vinyl only re-edits released by Dirty, the Parisian crew behind the blog, are riding the crest of the nu-disco, space disco tide-swell while the crew itself disavows both vehemently. Digging through the disco past is only part of what they do, despite their unrivalled success doing just that.
Studiously ignoring fashion and trends, the group follows their instincts, without prejudice or preconception, to play and release new and forgotten gems. They revive lost “unclassics” in order to unlock their secrets or highlight their prescient currentness, picking and choosing with scalpel in hand. Or as often as not, leaving their finds intact. Or producing originals from scratch.
Named after Alain Finkielkraut, a French professor of the "history of ideas and modernity", the group delve into questions of endless groove and progression with disarming casualness and lack of guile, focussing only on the moment, on the flow, and on the music. See Dirty Sound System
to catch the "selectors" spinning "free jazz to spacey disco, acid house, krautrock, sunshine pop, folk, rhythm'n'blues, music soundtracks ... depending on the audience and how far we can go really."
jacks into the past with an expert eye on the floor to bring you forgotten sounds touched by the future in a beguiling mix-up of new and old. Discodeine
, responsible for the first release of original material on Dirty, brings you brand new "mutant and futurist disco: dark and sensual like a religious office in a strip club."
The B-movie atmospherics of french up-starters Zombie Zombie
, friends and allies of the Dirty crew, will take you to the dark side of 70ties influenced eclectic disco with everything from Can to John Carpenter, from Jay Chattaway to Throbbing Gristle, from Suicide to Pierre Henry. Prepare for a wild psychedelic trip with cosmic sound and rhythm.
*quotes from interview on Resident Advisor