Party Like It’s ’96 12″
7am. Tilburg. Black room. Strobe light. Dutch Soundsystem Wirwar. “Party Like It’s ’96” celebrates 23 years of musical debauchery, rinsing BPMs and battering bodies in forests, squats or wherever a PA system could be plugged in. Five tracks from five different aliases make up this descent into drum beat battery. Noses are up against sweat drenched wall from the needle drop, the thundering pace of Trippy D’s maniacal offering being elbowed in the ribs by Bart Bral’s nosebleed inducing “No Shit, Sherlock!” Distortion slices into squalid acid lines in the blazing “Water On Mars” by RAF before broken beats are blended and blitzed by Just So Nah. The night, or morning, comes to an end in Roel’s nightmarish fairground ride. “Wurlitzer Express” minces chiptune cuteness with splintered snares, cracked kicks and mutated percussion to leave hearts, minds and souls thoroughly stained.