Release date: Spring, 2002
Dark Globe first came to
prominence when signed by Leftfield to their own label Hard
Hands. A series of groundbreaking singles followed while Dark
Globe were courted by, and eventually signed to, A&M Records.
However, corporate bullshit (the protracted merger of A&M's
group partner, Polygram, and Universal) saw DG's progress
stifled before they found their current artistic freedom at
the (ahem...) innovative, independent label, Whole Nine Yards.
Their dèbut album, released
on W9Y in 1999, 'Tales Of Dirt & Sparks' was received to
glowing reviews and almost immediately following, The Globe
were commissioned by Donatella Versace to create the music for
Versace's show at Milan Fashion Week 2000. Right after this
excursion into the world of glamour, W9Y brought them back to
their roots by releasing the dancefloor bomb that was W9Y009 (DG's
own remix of 'Ascent' on the a-side, and Terminalhead's remix
of 'Arnica' on the flip, garnered praise from all the right
quarters ('A killer ass-shaker' - Jockey Slut,
'Essential Gear' - Knowledge) and received DJ support
from the likes of Adam Freeland, Way Out West, Orbital,
Coldcut, 808 State and The Propellerheads. And the year only
got better with URB profiling the London pair as one of the
“Next 100” for 2000, followed by a storming live performance
at the Glastonbury Festival.
2001 opened with confirmation
that their classic ‘Bug On The Lens’ track would be used in
the trailer for the forthcoming blockbuster movie ‘TOMB
RAIDER’. Plus they were commissioned to remix Amanda Ghost
for Warner Bros. Dark Globe delivered a storming re-mix of
"Idol" which helped the track to scale the Billboard Dance
Club Chart this past summer.
The remainder of 2001 has
been spent logging time in the studio endeavoring to complete
the follow up to “Tales…” (to be released in late 2002) and
logging airmiles as the warm-up DJ’s for Boy George. George,
a big fan of Dark Globe since the release of the original mix
of “Arnica”, personally sought out DG to set the stage for his
DJ sets in North America and the UK.
As a little payback, George
lent his vocals to a slice of Prince meets Dark Globe digital
tech-funk that became "Auto Erotic", a tantalizing taste of
things to come from the second DG album. This first 12"
includes Dark Globe's own mixes, the breaks-driven 'Globo Cop'
and bumping, twisted-house 'Rot Kik'.
To follow soon is a second
12”, which features a pair of awesome, driving
progressive/tribal remixes from UK prog darlings Cass &
Slide and MashUp (aka ex- D.O.P. man Kevin Swain
with his partner Dave Snell).
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