Abe Duque

“Don´t Be So Mean”

PRCS118CD scanZoom inLabelProcess Recordings
Cat. No.PRCS118CD
FormatEXCL1CDB
Orders fromFri, 26 Jun 2009
PricePlease sign in to see price

Review

THE STORY It’s drawn from an album with artwork and a name that are a sly comment on American foreign policy. But the first track taken from Abe Duque’s new album Don’t Be So Mean, the Obama-sampling Tonight Is Your Answer, is political but far from pessimistic. It’s a reflection of Abe’s chequered life. He’s been both a US Marine and a resident DJ at New York’s notorious club-kid 90s-club Limelight. He knows how to operate the machine gun on the cover of the album, but wishes there was less call for gunfire. He’s been arrested for potential terrorism - but for being found with a knife issued to him by the US government itself. Don’t be so mean, as the expression goes … And in the music world, he’s been in and out, up and down, from residencies at Tresor during the height of its first popularity to being so broke in the early 90s that he could barely afford to release his own records. And then to coming back into the limelight again with his own, hand-etched vinyl and tracks like Champagne Days, Cocaine Nights; What Happened? and Acid - not to mention remixes of huge acts like Miss Kittin and the Chemical Brothers. Now he’s back with his third album, Don’t Be So Mean, and first single Tonight is your answer, backed with Life is so good to me … TRACKLISTING 1: Life is so Good To Me 2: Tonight IS Your Answer 3: Following My Heart 4: Wake Up 5: Getting There 6: Forever Untitled 7: Trash Acid House 8: Why They Need US 9: OFMA 10: Salute The Dawn 11: Let’s Take It Back

Related items

Buy this item