Various - Exclusive Blend Vol.2 Featuring The KPM Allstars
Reissue of Volume 2 from the classic groundbreaking Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend music library series sees Paul Tunkin, DJ & founder of legendary Blow Up club, entering the vaults of De Wolfe, Amphonic and once again KPM.
As with a bulk of Exclusive Blend 1, many of these tracks were receiving their first commercial airing on this album’s release. Released in 1997, the album also introduced James Clarke’s Wild Elephants to the world, which was subsequently picked up by Gap and used on the 1999 ‘Khaki A Go-Go’ worldwide campaign. As a thankyou from the writer it was re-titled ‘Blow Up A-Go-Go’ and became the title track for the successful V2 / Blow Up compilation ‘Blow Up A-Go-Go! Dancefloor Classics from The Legendary Blow Up Club’.
This album includes tracks from many great music library theme writers including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw and Syd Dale, and includes the Alan Moorhouse Hammond heavy classic “Soul Skimmer” and the spaced out tribal funk of Nick Ingman’s “Tripwire”.
Long due for a reissue, Volume 2 has been unavailable for several years fetching up to £100 on eBay! Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 has received much international recognition with DJs, collectors and plain old music lovers alike, introducing many to the twilight world of the unknown session man just doing his thang. Like it’s predecessor this album has gained a loyal cult following and was continually repressed after it’s original release. It remains a ground-breaking introduction to the world of the music library, the second in a series reflecting the diverse music that can be heard at London's legendary Blow Up club.
“More excellent stuff from the Blow Up label.” Time Out
“18 tracks of cool, punchy rarities. Dance music for Get Carter fans.” Musik
“Hipper-than-hip selection of TV/film music from Blow Up” Uncut
“When Paul Tunkin, promoter of long-running club Blow Up, was granted access to the KPM catalogue, he found himself inside a musical goldmine. Play them and pretend you're in a film like... well, a film like 'Blow Up'” The Independent On Sunday
“More fantastic jazz oddities” Loaded.
Composer Quotes: "What [Paul Tunkin] has done is to mine a vein of commercial music that no one else has done. No one thought that library music, on it’s own, would have a commercial appeal. Paul thought that it would – and how right he was! It is an Aladdin’s cave of period treasures – entirely unique as genre But musically very rich indeed." James Clarke (Wild Elephants/Blow Up A-Go-Go Composer) 2007.
Track listing : 1. Blow Up A-Go-Go (pka Wild Elephants) James Clarke 2. Soul Skimmer Alan Moorhouse 3. Underlay No.3 J. Trombey 4. Powerboat Alan Hawkshaw 5. Close Shave Keith Mansfield 6. Boss Man Alan Moorhouse 7. Lucky Seven Sydney Dale 8. Heavy Bopper Alan Moorhouse 9. Funky Fanfare Keith Mansfield 10. Trip Wire N. Ingman 11. Second Cut James Clarke 12. Bora S. Haseley 13. Teenage Chase Keith Mansfield 14. Fast Back Keith Mansfield 15. This Way Up J. Hawksworth 16. Raggers C. Vascori 17. Cult and Colour Lee Mason 18. New Project J. Reids