by Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 23 August 2006

Darren Seltmann from Australian electro/hip pop group, The Avalanches, selects five of his favourite tracks to sample. ‘1. Kojak – David Rutter. This guy was so pissed off when Kojak got taken off the air that he wrote a song; 2. Tension – DJ Shadow. Better than Kojak, but without a concept it can’t be number one; 3. Rum Is Macho – Mighty Sparrow. The lyrics indicate that rum became uncool in the late 70s. Sparrow disagreed. 4. Fever – Lord Kitchener. Kitch singing that he’s sick and dying from dancing and singing; 5. Breakdown – Arrow. Everyone needs to breakdown’. [see also The Sleepy Jackson; Hot Chip; The Glimmers]