The Sleep Of Reason

B I L L Y  B R A G G

Don’t Be A Sucker

Produced by the US War Department in 1947, this short educational film conveys the evils of fascism.

“I’ve heard this kind of talk before, but I never expected to hear it in America.”


Google Celebrates Hip Hop

Given what’s going on in the world right now, we could all use a fun and uplifting distraction like today’s Google Doodle:

44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop

Save Net Neutrality



Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

A message of compassion featuring Nick Cave and Iggy Pop:

Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.

The Decline Of Western Civilization

No, this post isn’t about Penelope Spheeris’ documentary trilogy devoted to punk and metal (although those films are recommended viewing). Rather, it’s in answer to recent rhetoric questioning “whether the West has the will to survive.”

The greatest threats to Western civilization and democracy aren’t North Korea, Russia, terrorism, government bureaucracy, or the mainstream news media.

The greatest threats to Western civilization and democracy are authoritarian demagogues, extremist political ideology, corrupt corporations, economic inequality, social injustice, voting rights restrictions, and mass apathy.

Produced by Encyclopedia Britannica in 1946, this short educational film defines the dangers of despotism. Despite the film’s age, the information presented is more relevant now than ever.

“Avoid the comfortable idea that the mere form of government can of itself safeguard a nation against despotism.”

Viva Haçienda

The Haçienda (FAC 51) closed on 28 June 1997.

Various Artists
“Viva Haçienda”
1997 Deconstruction (UK)
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CD 01: 1982-1986 Mixed By Dave Rofe
1.01 Klein & M.B.O. – Dirty Talk
1.02 New Order + Rockers Revenge – Confusion + Sunshine
1.03 Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
1.04 Man Parrish – Boogie Down Bronx
1.05 Shannon – Let The Music Play
1.06 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street
1.07 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait
1.08 Gwen Guthrie – Seventh Heaven
1.09 Maze – Twilight
1.10 Joyce Sims + Mantronix – All And All + Bassline
1.11 Nitro Deluxe – This Brutal House
1.12 Adonis – No Way Back
1.13 The Rude Boy Farley Keith – Give Yourself To Me
1.14 Mr. Fingers – Can You Feel It?

CD 02: 1987-1991 Mixed By Jon Dasilva
2.01 Mr. Lee – Pump Up Chicago
2.02 Phuture – Slam
2.03 T-Coy – Cariño
2.04 Annette – Dream 17
2.05 Sha-Lor – I’m In Love
2.06 Londonbeat – There’s An Acid House Going On
2.07 Pierre’s Pfantasy Club – Dream Girl
2.08 Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives
2.09 Karma – M’Baby
2.10 Young MC – Know How
2.11 Richie Rich – Salsa House
2.12 De Lite – Wild Times
2.13 Landlord – I Like It
2.14 Lil’ Louis – French Kiss
2.15 Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
2.16 Rhythim Is Rhythim – Strings Of Life

CD 03: 1992-1997 Mixed By Pete Robinson
3.01 Clive Griffin – I’ll Be Waiting
3.02 Phuture – Rise From Your Grave
3.03 The Fog – Been A Long Time
3.04 Persuasion – The Bone
3.05 7th Movement – Odyssey
3.06 Ralphi Rosario – An Instrumental Need
3.07 Armand Van Helden – The Funk Phenomena
3.08 Paperclip People – Throw
3.09 The Bucketheads – The Bomb
3.10 Funky Green Dogs – Fired Up!
3.11 DJ Sneak – You Can’t Hide From Your Bud
3.12 Basement Jaxx – Fly Life
3.13 Robotman – Do Da Doo
3.14 Salt City Orchestra – The Book

U R The Best Thing (1992)

Dedicated to all the wonderful people who appreciate and support Methods Of Dance. You’re the best thing.

“U R The Best Thing”
1992 FXU (UK)

01 U R The Best Thing (7″ Mix)
02 U R The Best Thing (D:ream Dub)
03 U R The Best Thing (Sasha Full Mix)
04 U R The Best Thing (12” Mix)
05 U R The Best Thing (Accapella)
06 U R The Best Thing (Slow Hand Super Summer Disco Mix)
07 U R The Best Thing (Sasha Dub)*

*Bonus track not on original CD release

“U R The Best Thing” was Peter Cunnah and Al McKenzie’s first single as D:ream. While it failed to chart in the UK upon initial release, subsequent reissues reached 19 (in 1993) and 4 (in 1994). The ‘D:ream Dub’, ‘Accapella’, and ‘Super Summer Disco Mix’ are all digitally exclusive to the original 1992 CD single.

UB 004 (Series 01 Vol 04)

1.01 Tenth Chapter – Whiteland
1.02 X-Cabs – Magnitude
1.03 Johnny Shaker – Pearl River
1.04 The Swimmer – East
1.05 Stef Vrolijk & Vincent De Moor – Details
1.06 The Crystal Method – Busy Child (Taylor’s Hope For Evolution)
1.07 Comix – I Need Ya’ Humm! (Ceremony Mix)
1.08 Finitribe – Flying Peppers
1.09 Arcon 2 – 90/90

2.01 Loki – Vertigo (What Are You Scared Of)
2.02 System 7 – Y2K (Back To The Future)
2.03 Lectrolux – Baloney (Original Mix)
2.04 Mu-Tron – Musica
2.05 Snitzer & McCoy – Oh My Darling, I Love You (Heavy Mix)
2.06 The Free Radicals – Summer Breeze (Original)
2.07 Kirsty Hawkshaw – Sci-Clone (Lemon D Mix)
2.08 Elite Force – Spirito