A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray

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The start of the dance revolution, stripped bare but with more ideas than you could shake a glow stick at. A Guy Called Gerald is rightly revered for giving dance’s infancy a credible face. Manchester born Gerald Simpson was the principle who not only imagined ‘Voodoo Ray’ but also wrote 808 State’s ‘Pacific State’. ‘Voodoo Ray’ is a laconic stroll through measured beats and a female vocal that rivalled anything the Orb were able to come up. It sounds so totally of its time yet so eerily relevant almost 2 decades on. Imagine the scene in the Hacienda as the synths spilt from the speakers like an anaconda, in the process creating a seething mass of twisting bodies. KD

A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray

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Year: 2000

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  1. Gordon "Voodoo" Rae
    June 3, 2006
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    Magnificent

  2. June 8, 2006
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    such an awesome tune i’ll actually use the word ‘awesome’… :) brilliant track. defined an era etc. now, if only you might get some MC Tunes up on your blog… :)

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