In high school and freshman year at Boston University I was big into industrial music – Ministry, Front 242, Wax Trax, Skinny Puppy and the like. I probably spent haf of my pocket money freshman year buying industrial-edged CDs at Nuggets and Tower Records – where I picked up a compilation of proto-industrial weirdness called Tyranny of the Beat put out by Mute records (founded by Daniel Miller of The Normal – best known for ‘Warm Leatherette’) and featuring tracks by groups like Throbbing Gristle, Can and Wire that were mostly recorded in the 70s and early 80s.
One of my favorites on this compilation is D.A.F.’s ‘Co Co Pina‘ – an amazing, utterly bizarre song built around an analog synth line and drums. I can’t really find the words to describe this song, so I simply remixed it. The embellishments are samples from “Monkey Conquers the Demon.”