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Art of Noise: Beat box

Art of Noise: ‘Beat Box (ZTT ZTIS 108)

Despite topping Americas dance chart and being incredibly influential the original 108bpm version of this Trevor Horn exercise in hip hop was largely ignored here—to British DJs everlasting shame. Now its been totally remixed and revamped into two new “diversions”, even more imaginiatively freaky, the 108½bpm Diversion One ending with acoustic piano while the 107bpm Two incorporates what sounds like a cars ignition system! Especially if youve rushed out to buy Depeche Mode and Scritti Politti, hear these plus the original and be amazed.