December 15, 2017

Arnaud Rebotini - 120 BPM - Original Soundtrack LP

bec5543195 House music broke through in 1987, at the same time when AIDS arrived in France with the first contamination peak in gay and drug addict circles. In 1989, the founders of Act-Up Paris knew that both the fight against AIDS and triumphant house music should be joined together. Tracklist: VINYL SIDE A A1. 120 Battements Par Minute A2. Premiers Battements A3. Sean & Nathan la Nuit A4. Meltonpharm A5. Jeremie est Mort du Sida A6. Pride A7. La Parade SIDE B B1. Smalltown Boy (Arnaud Rebotini Remix) B2. Le Scanner B3. Le Premier Club B4. AZT DDI DDC B5. Le Pont B6. Sean & Nathan Short info: House music broke through in 1987, at the same time when AIDS arrived in France with the first contamination peak in gay and drug addict circles. In 1989, the founders of Act-Up Paris knew that both the fight against AIDS and triumphant house music should be joined together. From 1992 to 1995, the period covered by “120 BPM", house reached its most beautiful plateau even though techno was becoming dominant. “120 BPM” is a get-together moment through clubbing, this moment where fears are forgotten by dancing with one’s friends, what we called “the chosen family” at Act-Up. Boys and girls dancing in a club where the walls cannot be seen, flooded with simple light. This is their activist recess. Arnaud Rebotini, composing the soundtrack of Robin Campillo’s previous film, “Eastern Boys", is a recognized DJ, a composer and a kind man, which is for me the most important quality. Here, his work is marked by restraint of his love for house and after techno. I believe he deliberately withdrew himself in relation to the film’s power and the AIDS theme.