F IS FOR FLUKE (PT1)

Some lovely balearic / progressive house from Fluke, who have been around since 1988’s summer of love and following the Fluke remixes of Horse from a few days ago.

 

Formed in the late 1980’s by three friends living together in London, Fluke started out making dreamy pop before the explosion of acid house influenced them. It was the growing electronica sound that influenced their early singles (Thumper, Joni, Slid) and their techno-rock debut album The Techno Rose Of Blighty (1991). They signed with Virgin for their next albums Six Wheels On My Wagon (1993) and OTO (1995), which proved Fluke to be a driving force in the progressive house and trip-hop scenes. Their fourth album Risotto was a runaway success in 1997 and 1998, powered by the cartoony big-beat of “Atom Bomb” and the gentle breakbeat track “Reeferendum”. After enjoying worldwide touring for several years, Fluke took time off to expand their already-massive remixography, releasing the retrospective Progressive History X in 2001. Their newest and most mature album, Puppy, followed in mid-2003, this time incorporating Jon Fugler and Mike Bryant only, while Mike Tournier concentrated on his own band Syntax together with vocalist Jan Burton.

 

Today’s tracks are from their earliest work and strongly show the balearic influence:

 

Fluke – Philly (Jamateur)

 

Fluke – Taxi / Joni

 

Fluke – Thumper

 

 

Fluke MySpace (unofficial)

~ by acidted on April 23, 2009.

One Response to “F IS FOR FLUKE (PT1)”

  1. […] the albums The Techno Rose of Blighty and Six Wheels On My Wagon. More on Fluke at a previous post here. Two tracks for you: The Allotment of Blighty, which is a rework of their Heresy And The Garden Of […]

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