Disregarding their musical accomplishments, we owe the Village People a debt of gratitude for infusing bare-chested flamboyance on a grand scale into some of America’s most cherished manly professions. Not having been alive for most of the 80s, I can only presume the audible cringing that must’ve occurred across the Deep South, now that your friendly neighborhood police officer had been transformed into a baton-wielding… well, just what’s he planning to do with that baton anyway? Meanwhile, construction workers continue to fend off accusations of their sites doubling as shirt-prohibited dance clubs.
That’s one view of the construction site, anyway. Another, more abstract perspective comes from the London-based label Night Slugs, whose Club Constructions series has brought to the fore the grittier and more club-focused side of label mainstays like L-Vis 1990 (co-owner of NS, who commenced the series in April 2012), and Hysterics, more widely known under his Girl Unit moniker. Just recently, it’s been announced that Jam City will be resuming the rawness via Club Constructions Vol. 6, due out October 1.
If you had the chance to listen to one of 2012’s most intriguing releases, Jam City’s Classical Curves, then you know that a certain aggressiveness comes with the territory. But the following track, likely to be featured on Vol. 6, does seem to beckon the methodical installing of pipes. No, that’s not a figure of speech.
Club Constructions Vol. 6 tracklisting:
01. Worst Illusion
02. 500 Years
05. The Raven
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