A further post on now unregarded early Brit Housers The Grid, picking up the story after they ‘took a break’ in 1995. This post features a classic lost Italo House tune.

Their MySpace bio says: Dave Ball went on to remix Faust, David Bowie and the Pet Shop Boys and produce Kylie Minogue, while Richard Norris has produced and remixed tracks for artists including Joe Strummer, Perry Farrell and Black Grape. His electronic band the Droyds have remixed Ladytron, Client and Armand Van Helden. He has recently completed the official Paul Oakenfold autobiography (out now!) whilst Dave is just about to release a new collection of Soft Cell remixes on Mercury/Universal with Marc Almond called “Heat – the remixes” (with Grid remixes!) which is due for release in 2008. They have recently remixed Soft Cell (‘Sex Dwarf’ and ‘So’), Jackie Chan, Mighty K, Client and Atomizer and have worked on new tracks with Marc Almond. Watch this space for regular uploads of new and rare Grid material; check out the Grid mixes of Man Parrish ‘Hip Hop Be Bop’ and the B52’s ‘Private Idaho’ (B52’s mix available at http://www.planetclique.net)…The Grid single “Put Your Hands Together” (including remixes by Paul Jackson, MHC, Kriss Darang, The Grid & FA4S) was recently released to great response & the new album “Doppelganger” was released March 24th 2008 on Some Bizzare.


Probably my favourite track of theirs after “Floatation” was “Boom!” from 1991. Seems curiously unknown and it’s a lovely House track. A bit Italo influenced but with a fabulous sub-bass kick.


The Grid – Boom! (707 Mix)
The Grid – Boom! (Deep Space Mix)
The Grid – Boom! (Freestyle Mix)
The Grid – Figure Of Eight (Grid Tribal Trance Mix)

The Grid – Figure Of Eight (Todd’s Master Dub)

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~ by acidted on July 21, 2009.

One Response to “G IS FOR THE GRID (PT2)”

  1. […] with the track above. The Grid – Dave Ball and Richard Norris – had bigger hits (more here) in 1994 but this 1991 Italo house classic is my favourite. It samples Sandee – Notice Me […]

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