The #TuneOfTheWeek pays homage to the rave era with ‘Glue’ from Bicep

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When i first listened to this tune, while watching the video, it completely took me back to the early 90s era. Either you were in UK or in Greece, the rave parties started growing everywhere, giving us the potential as the youths of the era, to express ourselves through music, dancing and set our souls free. We believed in unity and music was what kept us all together, back then. It was something completely different than what society was teaching us, different than the rules that they told us to follow. We were dancing till morning, used to have so much fun… and this all came back to me, just by listening to ‘Glue’ from Bicep.

(read below from Ninja Tune’s press release)

As the waves of praise for Belfast-born, and London-based duo Bicep’s eponymous debut continue — steadily securing its position as one of THE electronic albums of the year — their latest release, the “Glue” EP, drops digitally via Ninja Tune.

Inspired by the song’s homage to the rave era, Bicep share the video for ‘Glue‘ by Joe Wilson. It is a series of landscapes which revisit the sites once brought alive by now infamous raves but today sit desolate and empty, retreating back to their former state with little to show of their impact they had on UK music culture. The static shots offer space to reflect on the importance of these locations and how an abandoned lido, remote airfield and disused warehouse helped to shape the lives of a generation. Juxtaposed with the images are the hazy, fragmented recollections of those who were there, lifted from Youtube comment sections of the genre’s most defining sounds. Perhaps the most beautiful and poignant pieces of evidence from the time, they eulogise over a time of unity and euphoria, and a longing to be returned for just one more night.

This is the Tune Of The Week. Turn the volume up and enjoy!

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