I should offer an apology to all of those who have been waiting eagerly for more Festive Fifty and Peel Session action from my corner. The truth of the matter is, you don’t know what summer is like until you’ve experienced a Korean one (and no, I’m not claiming it’s hotter than anywhere else, it’s just clammy, insect-infested and bloody irritating), and that hasn’t exactly put me in the mood for ‘John Peeling it’, as my wife likes to refer to my excursions to the PC.
On the other hand, it’s mean to make you suffer, I really believe that, so, instead of reposting old stuff (watch this space), a new track which fits the bill because I know next to nothing about the guy who recorded it, thus I can’t write very much.
The biggest surprise (not least to our hallowed DJ) at the top end of the 2003 chart was a #9 placing for the furious hardcore anthem ‘John Peel (Not Enough)’ by an outfit called CLSM, a.k.a. Jon Pitts. The track features some guy who laments the fact that dance tracks above 150 bpm seem to be the exclusive property of John himself, and he obviously knows his stuff, as he cites several other Radio 1 DJs unable to produce the goods, before concluding that only one DJ playing tracks that sound like an epileptic road drill is totally insufficient to slake his thirst.
John could not find the original mix of this song, so he played the ‘Fergus Mayhem’ remix, which was the one on the 12 inch released by G-Core. I have to confess that a little of this material goes a very long way with me, but it’s got zest, balls, and is almost unique in FF history ((I can only recall one other happy hardcore track, DJ Force & Styles’ ‘Fireworks’, but I’ve already posted that more than once). Just in time for the weekend. The franchise expands seemingly to infinity, and you can find loads of similar material on this page.
CLSM, John Peel (Not Enough)-Fergus Mayhem Remix