So I was listening to a Louie Vega twitch session the other day and this super interesting dubby and trippy track came on with weird vocals that reminded me of someone that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. The track went on for some time, about ten minutes and featured what sounded like reel to reel tape twisting and some wicked percussion. It felt organic, it felt contemporary and I loved it.
The Shock, the horror!
So as the track neared completion the Maestro calmly announced that it was Paul McCartney, an ‘electronic music pioneer’ and I was in complete and utter shock. Here was someone who had prior meant nothing to me (I’m sure I’ll get shot down for this) and similarly the Beatles. I simply have never felt they have a place in my life.
Now Louie didn’t give out the name of the song, so I went on a mercifully short journey through the McCartney back catalogue on Spotify scanning a few seconds here and there across a variety of albums to find ‘Secret Friend’ – take a listen below and be completely blown away by this 1980 masterpiece!