Bobby Konders
A Lost Era in NYC 87-92

By Miles Hawthorn

 
Put quite simply, if you don't have this, you need it. These decade old sounds from Bobby Konders' original Nu Groove releases still sound fresh today, particularly his two bona fide classics in The Poem and Nervous Acid. On 'Dis Poem' the Jamaican dub poet Muta Baruka speaks of 'riots in Brixton', Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey and Haile Selassie, 'racism, fascism, the Ku Klux Klan', 'time unlimited, time undefined' before concluding that 'this poem will be continued in your mind'. Thoughtful words which are the cue for cymbal crashes, throbbing bass and seven minutes of Konders' original rudeboy house sound.

Although known for this soulful, reggae-tinged house, Konders also managed to create one of the most slamming acid tracks ever in Nervous Acid, a hypnotic bleep fest that used to drive people crazy. On top of these two on here, you also get Let there be House, Masai Women, The Future and six other tracks from his fantastic Nu Groove period.

Gigolo have been releasing a few stone cold classics of late and this is one of them thankfully that manages to avoid any remix treatment. If you don't have the originals track this down.
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