When Namaquadisco came out in 1997, people didn’t know what hit em!! The album was a mis-match of styles and ideas that made it unique in it’s day. Al little Chicago/French house, some detailed techno, popping breaks, indie-rock-dub with spanish lyrics, a cover of the nursery rhyme “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and other confusing moments. We released a 12″ of various remixes of the single “Stationary Tornado” with a sticker that said “play at 33 or 45.”
A lot of people liked that since the record was so absurd it wasn’t obvious which tracks were uptempo and which tracks were downtempo. This mix, created by Lee Howard’s Infinite Posse, was recorded at a slow tempo but many DJs played it at 45 rpm. There were other mixes created at a faster tempo which actually sounded better played on the wrong slower speed.
We aim to confuse!!