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The soundtrack of comedy rave film Beats is getting a vinyl release

JD Twitch of Optimo compiled the tunes for the '90s-set film

  • Dave Turner
  • 16 August 2019
The soundtrack of comedy rave film Beats is getting a vinyl release

The soundtrack of '90s rave film Beats is getting a vinyl release.

JD Twitch of Scottish duo Optimo compiled the soundtrack, which features tunes from Plastikman (aka Richie Hawtin), Leftfield, Model 500, Orbital and more. There's also N-Joi's rave classic 'Anthem'.

The film came out earlier this year and tells the story of two lads growing up in Scotland in 1994, intent on getting immersed in the illegal rave scene of the time. The film was directed by Brian Welsh (Black Mirror), executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and stars Lorn Macdonald and Cristian Ortega as Spanner and Johnno.

JD Twitch said: “Initially I made several mixes, and, from those certain tracks stuck in Brian’s mind. One whole section of one of those mixes appears in the film almost as I jammed it. But overall, over the course of the production, I must have sent almost one thousand different pieces of music to Brian. So some of it was instinct but a lot of it was lateral thinking and rummaging.”

The 2xLP release comes out on September 13. Check the tracklist below.

Side 1.

Drug Oriented - Sextant
Desire - 69 (Carl Craig)
The Chase - Model 500

Side 2.

Dominator - Human Resource
Anthem - N-JOI
John Broadwood - LUMA
Optimo - Liquid Liquid

Side 3.

Spastik - Plastikman
Song Of Life - Leftfield
Skeng Teng - Twitch feat Killa P

Side 4.

Track 4 - LFO
Belfast - Orbital
Stand On The Word - The Joubert Singers

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