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12in released: Dec 01, 2023

Tracklisting:
Side A
1. Daniel Miller 2023 Remix
2. Daniel Miller 2023 Remix Instrumental
Side B
1. The Hacker 2023 Remix
2. Wally Funk 2023 Remix
SOFT CELL
MEMORABILLIA (GERMAN GREEN VINYL)
Label: VERTIGO
Cat No: GDR1
Barcode: 796140049855
Packaging: 12in

The birth point of ecstasy in British music is usually credited to acid house and the second summer of love: a cemented vision of kids
sweating and vibrating in clubs, fields and warehouses in 1988, united by universal empathy and mind-popping sounds. However, in
1981, a couple of young men from Leeds went to New York, discovered the drug in its infancy, fused its' gritty synth pop to acid
house's squelchy 303 groove and recorded an album: Soft Cell's Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. The rest, as they say, is history.
Shortly before that Soft Cell's debut single Memorabilia was born. Originally recorded a decade before the explosion of acid house and
rooted in predominantly black NYC, Chicago and Detroit gay clubs, Memorabilia is a seminal early prelude to rave culture. Merging a
strutting disco bass line with a futuristic proto acid-techno beat, Marc Almond has past described Memorabilia as "the first acid house
techno record ever".
Dave Ball remembers: "Memorabilia got to about number 99 in the charts, but the clubs picked up on it. In NME or Sounds they had a
chart for the Danceteria in New York, and we were in it. Our label Phonogram saw this and thought: 'why is this weird little duo from
Leeds that no one's heard of suddenly getting played in one of the hippest clubs in New York?' So I think they thought: 'we'll give
them another chance'."
Berlin's very own upcomers Wally Funk round off the remix package, upping the original tempo slightly, while combining elements the
of original production with the later Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing version to create a new hybrid, best played extremely loud!

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