Tuesday, 29 September 2015

...Are You Feeling Wobbly? (Interview with XENOPHOBIA [UK] @ Strictly Nuskool Blog)

This week has been pretty good as i've sorted out and published the long awaited interview with UK's legendary rave act like Xenophobia for the duties of the Strictly Nuskool Blog and am also really happy receiving the promo of their upcoming "Bring On The Rush", 16 track album.
I've heard it several times and admit that the result is like coming out from an illegal rave back then, as remasters are proper and the remixes of "Rush In The House" and "The Wobbler" sound killin! Totally outstanding and worth supporting it! It will come out on 12''/CD/Digital format.

So here's what captured from this interview with Xenophobia talking about the upcoming "Bring On The Rush" album..

"...As for tracks it’s got nearly the whole back catalogue on it apart from the first EP Hypo Psycho on our own label Ubiquitous records, so that’s a remastered 'Rush in the House' & 'The Wobbler' plus the Into Combat EP featuring 'Into Combat', 'Project 250' (Released by Carl Cox on one of his many Compilations) 'One Step Beyond' and 'Psycho D.F.' that went high in the Mixmag Hard Chart for some weeks. Everything else are unreleased gems written in the early 90’s."

..how the act's name was picked

"...Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an in group towards an out group including a fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity. Xenophobia can also be exhibited in the form of an "uncritical exaltation of another culture" in which a culture is ascribed "an unreal, stereotyped and exotic quality".
It is a powerfull word and we knew people would not forget it easily."

..their relationship with Spiral Tribe

"..When Xenophobia started performing with Spiral Tribe we would attend meetings with Scallywag to organize the next free party.
It was a precision operation sending out decoy vans to confuse the DTI and Old Bill, making sure there were always enough amps to power the rigs, organizing the DJ line up and what time Xenophobia perform.

..and finally talking about their punk roots and Rubella Ballet band which is active since early 80s, the major anthems "Rush In The House" and "The Wobbler", forthcoming plans and lots of other goodness inside the article. Oldskool crew will dig it!

Massive respect to Sid Truelove, Zillah Minx and MC Scallywag, thank you again for the buzz and for the proper rave mentasm!

P.S. Watch this space for a radio interview with the act and a presentation of the 16track album (to be announced soon on the new season shows of GenX, starting in a few days!)


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