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by Don Meers

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The debut release from sample freak Don Meers on Groovescooter Records was this 5-track EP of tracks that converted both home headphone junkies and reviewers into enduring fans. Launched at jazz venue The Basement in 1999, Don's band at the time merged live jazz chops, bionic-effects and hip/trip hop sensibilities.

"The title track from his new ep, [is] a totally convincing film noir trip
through imaginary back streets in a city that never sleeps. Minimal jazz-meets-beats with an edgy dark heart. [Jazz Groove]"

Imagine Amon Tobin, the Cinematic Orchestra and the 6 Million Dollar Man's Steve Austin jamming in the back of a taxi on their way to the Parisian Kaftan Club. Through the cab's windows, a blur of early morning clubbers, aimless prowlers and street cleaners rushes past the lazy eyed passengers. Later, inside the pressurised cabin, the night replays itself in slo-mo to a soundtrack that does home delivery on a cushion of beats.
Time: 4.30am. Place: A neon metropolis. Driver: Don Meers.

CD versions of the EP have long been out of print. Now the tracks are made available in high-quality download format.


released October 1, 1999

Produced by Don Meers
Cat: GS003 Groovescooter


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Groovescooter Records Sydney, Australia

GROOVESCOOTER & its two imprints - THR33-THIRTY SEVEN Records (vinyl 45s) & da dAdA Records (arty bespoke discs) - have been releasing music since 1998. From magical artists like INGA LILJESTROM & jazz trio AMPHIBIAN, thru to dub-reggae covers, club/boogie remixes, early GOTYE tunes (b4 he got famous), soundtrack collections for Sydney Film Festival thru to our own music/art exhibits: ArtGroupie. ... more

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