Cooling FX

A 11 track classic r&b album (43m 30s) — released December 11th 2020 on Gare du Nord Records

FXU2's "Cooling FX", a second album. With not just three people but eleven sucked in to the FXU2 corporation.

Delving deeper. Those pristine electro beats circa '84 '85. You take Transistor Rhythm 808 sounds, a DX7 and a Strat plugged straight into the desk and there it is...sonic breadth untrammelled from the physics of air. There is nothing you can't do.

It was the still the grim 80's but in the latter half we were starting to realise that Thatcher wasn't going to rule us forever. Even if she was, then we were going to effing well dance. From pirate radio into the record shops and onto the clubs. Clubs! Dress up and up and up...solace and escapism, away from recession.

All music evokes time and place eventually. We all move on and do different things. Many of us made different music, more never made music again. This was my white socks and the Ford XR3i I borrowed from my girlfriend's brother, the gold chain worn outside my black polo neck, dancing to Phil Fearon & Galaxy and Total Contrast in Gullivers, where I always felt under dressed. I always was under dressed, but I worked with a girl called June who knew Delroy and Robin and she got me in for free.

Anyway, I'm going to shamelessly filch the Total Contrast lyric; "It takes a little time to get it right". We never quite did but we tried.

Jack Hayter

September 2020

...marvellous. A Disco album for the Trump age; a laptop KPM; cheap dance music for a tiny, poorly attended party - Billy Reeves

I love much cool stuff here. - Jamie (Audio Antihero)

Like a sad Earth, Wind & Fire. - Debut gig punter

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