"Accordions are banned from the office," comes the
judgement as yet another lame East/West dance fusion disc gets
abruptly slung out of the CD player. Like any rules, there's
exceptions of course, and I'm sure we'll be giving this new Pauline
Oliveros album a spin at some point. But It did get me thinking
about funky accordions, and in the mid-2000s it seemed you could
hardly move for sick beats busting a squeeze box.
Roll Deep "When I'm 'Ere", produced by Danny Weed. This sent the
Roll Deep producer spinning like a dervish through a million takes
on this style.
Cut-up accordion action!
But not as amazing as this remix, beatless in parts, that
surfaced around the same time, just an accordion riff ran backwards
and forwards (Eliane Radigue eat your heart out) over a minimal
beat. On pirates around this time they would mix two copies of the
records so they could just stretch out the beatless intro for
minutes at a time (and the MCs could take a breather after a heavy
set of bars).