Notes from Underground 1986 – 1994 vol. 2 by Tony Boninsegna



LABEL Cold Blow, Musique Pour La Danse (BLOW15G / MPD047.2)


GENRE Acid, Bleep, House, Techno


The story of dance music is littered with hidden heroes and underground activists whose immense contributions have been overlooked, ignored and under-documented. Tony Boninsegna, a producer who made and released countless classic cuts and forgotten gems during the acid house and rave era, is one such example. Melding elements of all that was popular in underground clubs at the time to create his own dancefloor-friendly sound worlds, Boninsegna amassed a huge catalogue between 1986 and ’94, while hiding his involvement via an array of oddball aliases and opaque pseudonyms.

Cold Blow has joined forces with Musique Pour La Danse to deliver a much-needed restored and remastered anthology of his greatest productions and co-productions – many rare or hard-to-find – for the first time.

Volume two continues in a similar vein to volume 1 while devoting more disc space to Boninsegna’s
breakbeat-driven productions of the early 1990s. So, alongside more must-have tracks from
the producer’s Chill-released projects (Return of The Living Acid’s surging acid thumper ‘Big
Dipper’, MI7’s twisted bleep and breaks monster ‘Show I’, and a couple of killer cuts
alongside Mykey Tee as Original Clique), while also making room for the proto-jungle brilliance of Ragga Head’s ‘Give The People Junglis’, the tongue-in-cheek excellence of Ministry of Fear’s ‘Original Cliché’, two top tracks as Napoleon, and the wild, acid breaks breathlessness of ‘Monsoon’ by Sykosis 451.

The albums come accompanied by detailed sleeve notes by Matt Anniss. Boninsegna’s story first came to light four years ago when he appeared in Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music, Anniss’s critically acclaimed alternative history of UK dance music in the rave era.

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