The month is over but we’re still in time. Plus, the release date of the much-awaited debut album by Azari & III isn’t until 1st August, so with four weeks to go, here’s a sneaky look at some of the tastes, influences and soft spots harboured by the Canadians, which, with a bit of synthetic pop, generous doses of acid and a huge passion for old school house, have become one of many clubbers’ guilty pleasures. The record has no title but it has got a label, Loose Lips, and most of all it has the eighties written all over it. Here’s Azari & III’s chart, five songs per head and one bonus track. Azari is the clubby one, III is more a fan of the cold wave. They make such a good pair, don’t they?
1. Telex: “Moskow Discow”
2. Model 500: “Interference”
3. The Crystal Ark: “The City Never Sleeps (Instrumental)”
4. The Normal: “Warm Leatherette”
5. Landlord: “I Like It (Blow Out Dub)”
6. Underground Resistance: “Mutiny+9”
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7. Chris & Cosey: “Love Cuts”
8. Nitzer Ebb: “Control (I’m Here)”
9. Coil: “Love's Secret Domain”
10. Skinny Puppy: “Stairs & Flowers”
11. Plastikman: “Spastik”
They have their debut album ready for 1st August, but before that, Canadians Azari & III reveal the sources of their sound (a lot of classic techno and cold eighties sounds) with a chart of the tracks they play out whenever they can.