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Dance music's last rock 'n' roll star

  • Mixmag Staff
  • 21 April 2017
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Co-founding a record label called Black Cock

Never one to err on the side of prudishness, Bassett and co-founders Gerry Rooney and Simon Lovejoy started their label Black Cock in the mid-90s when disco was a dirty word. The imprint took on the mantle of disco re-edits made famous by the likes of Larry Levan, and despite only releasing a handful of records over a five-year stint, they are now considered classics, reflected in their online retail price. Classics like Made In The USA’s ‘Never Let You Go’ and oddities such as Dick Hyman’s cover of James Brown’s ‘Give It Up Or Turn It Loose’ both got the re-edit treatment, no easy feat when working with 6 megabytes of storage on their Atari Mega 4.

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