• 12inch

Tabu (Ruf Dug Edit)

  • Cat No: NUNS044V
  • 2023-03-04


12inch ---- JPY

長い間見過ごされていたスペイン産ハウス、1990年リリース「Tabu」の復刻。Biancaのこってりイルな感じと相まってドープなオリジナル2ヴァージョンと「Caribbean Dub」 RUF DOGによるエクステンデッド。

Phil Cooper主宰の〈Nunorthern Soul〉から長い間見過ごされていたスペインの女性シンガーBíancaの1990年リリース「Tabu」の復刻リリース。バレアリック・ハウス、Biancaのこってりイルな感じと相まってドープな90sハウス・キラーなサウンドでDISCOGSでも値段高騰中。オリジナルと別テイク「House Version」をROBIN LEEのリマスタリングで収録。そして問題の「Ruf Dugs Extended Caribbean Dub」(sample1)はアーリーハウスのクラシカルなハウス・ダブをインストで再現しながらマスターピース感ある最高なミックスで仕上げてます。8分くらいまでは、終始かっこいいトラックで、8分過ぎの最後の2分弱がRuf Dugらしく、ディレイで飛ばした後はやりたい放題で、フロアに狂気をもたらします。その前につなぐもよし、そのままカオスに突入するするもよし。フル尺で試聴いれてます。ぜひお試しください。 (サイトウ)

Due to the licensing agreement on this release. We can only sell the RUF DUG mix digitally.

Bianca Binky only ever made a handful of records, the majority of which have long been forgotten by all but the most dedicated fans of late-‘80s European synth-pop and crossover house. ‘Tabu’, her final solo single from 1990, is different: a gorgeous, tactile chunk of piano-sporting Balearic house from the time when dancing under the stars at Amnesia was a rite of passage for clubbers from all over Europe, has undoubtedly stood the test of time. Something of a sought-after classic, with keen collectors willing to spend hundreds of Euros on an original 12” single, ‘Tabu’ remains a loved-up, life-affirming dance floor gem.

It also happens to be a firm favourite of NuNorthern Soul founder Phil Cooper, who has gone to great lengths to produce a deluxe reissue of the hard-to-find Balearic anthem. Original producer Felix B Mangione, head of Blanco Y Negro Records, had long since lost the original master tapes, so Cooper flew from Ibiza to Barcelona to pick up one of the only mint copies still available, before forwarding high-quality digital transfers on to Robin Lee for remastering.

The results speak for themselves. The original mix, a breezy, sun-soaked fusion of synthesised marimba melodies, spine-tingling piano riffs, dreamy chords, Chicago-style TB-303 bass and Binky’s sensual spoken word vocals, naturally opens proceedings, and is joined on the A-side of the 12” by the original, alternative ‘House Mix’ – more club-friendly version that beefs up the beats, emphasises the undulating bass=line and offers occasional blasts of spacey synth.

This reissue edition also includes an exclusive, never-before-heard re-edit of the legendary ‘Caribbean Dub’ – first featured on the flip-side of the original release – from Manchester’s finest, Ruf Dug. Tough, effects-laden, bass-heavy and positively epic, Ruffy’s version is arguably the ultimate version of a piano-laden, TB-303 driven Balearic house classic: ten minutes of rising and falling, saucer-eyed dance-floor bliss that’s surely destined to be one of the most-played tracks of summer 2022.

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