Archive: Tribal Gathering 1996

Tribal Gathering 1996
Tribal Gathering 1996 : Otmoor Park, Beckley, Oxon, 4th May 1996 1pm – 9am

If I remember rightly this was somewhere north of London. I went along with a friend, Andrew Bell and again I can’t really remember much about the acts or performances.  I remember watching a bit of Goldie and trying to squeeze into the back of the tent when Black Grape were on. The biggest thing though was seeing Daft Punk making one of their first live performances in the UK. BBC 1FM broadcast the recording on the following weekend and someone has now put it all up on YouTube.

I’ve got a disposable camera from the day, with film that I’ve never got developed. I really must get around to doing that, but it will probably be fucked after all this time.

My biggest memory is it being really cold early in the morning and not going prepared for that. I also came down with a massive headache which forced me to go to the first aid tent. It was that bad. The St. Johns person or whoever it was asked me suspiciously what might have been the reason for such a headache. I simply replied, “well its all this loud music”. He gave me some paracetemol and told me to avoid the music!

I also remember the chill out tent looking like a refugee camp with people lying down all over the place. Trouble was it was right next to the drum ‘n’ bass arena.

Digital Penetration volume 2 (alt-delete 2008)

Various > Digital Penetration vol 2 (alt-delete) 2008

Picked up this cheap as chips (£4.99) sampler today from Banquet Records in Kingston. For a fiver you get 20 great indie/dance/disco tracks including familiar songs by Metronomy, Late Of The Pier and DJ Mehdi. Pretty much every track on here is a winner and looking at alt-delete’s website this actually came out at the start of 2008. If you see it grab it as its well worth the price just for that DJ Mehdi track ‘ Signature’, (remixed by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk) that came out at the start of 2007.

1. kap bambino: neutral
2. metronomy: hear to wear
3. late of the pier: space and the woods
4. kavinsky: testarossa autodrive
5. duchess says : black flag
6. slagsmalsklubben: kasta sten
7. fashion flesh: if you go to rome
8. cleckhuddersfax: buses
9. friday bridge: it girl
10. twisted charm: socialite [happy to be best fwends remix]
11. the bubonic plague: nonsense nonsense
12. primary 1: hold me down
13. fryars: chocolate
14. ungdomskulen: surf’s up
15. glass candy: lovin’ machine
16. kania tieffer: get flunky!
17. groupgris: your eyes
18. dj mehdi: signatune [thomas bangalter edit]
19. grabba grabba tape : bué da fixe
20. professor murder: free stress test