Night Moves – Transdance (12 inch)


Artist: Night Moves
Format: 12 inch
Label: Dark Entries

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Dark Entries is proud to present all four mixes of “Transdance” by NIGHT MOVES as a tribute dedicated to the lives lost in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire on December 2, 2016. Night Moves was the brainchild of MICHAEL GUIHEN, from Pimlico, south London. Inspired by seeing Tubeway Army perform on Top of the Pops in 1979 he placed an ad to form a synth-based band in the NME. In November 1980 he was introduced to DENIS HAINES, formerly Gary Numan’s keyboardist on the Telekon album. Michael played Denis some demo tracks and one track, “Transdance” stood out. The first version of “Transdance” was recorded in late Spring 1981 at Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey and within the week Michael had a recording deal with GC Recordings. The second mix (titled “UK Disco Mix) was recorded in early 1982 with a new bassline provided by JOHN DAVIS (aka JOHN DARC), and featured backing vocals from EVE GODDARD. In March of 1983 Michael and John turned to New York’s budding Electro & Hip Hop scenes to have JAY BURNETT remix the “New York Disco Mix.” Back in London, the duo disappeared into the cutting rooms at Utopia studios with FRANCIS USMAR and emerged with the final dub edit “Robot Rock.” “Transdance” was embraced by Chicago’s WBMX, Hot Mix 5 and Ron Hardy as well in New York at Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage and Tony Humphries’ Club Zanzibar in New Jersey. Considered a blueprint song that connects the dots from UK Synthpop to Italo Disco, Chicago House and Detroit Techno. Each copy includes a 2-sided 11” square insert with lyrics and drawings of all 36 victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Each copy also included a 6-page press kit with liner notes, clippings and photographs from the band’s archive. 100% of all profits will be donated to the Oakland Fire Immediate Relief Fund.


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