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Friday, Apr 29 2016 | 02:26
Image: 1602755 DJ Format presents his new compilation Pysch Out.

A1 The Quests - Hava Nagila
A2 The Tijuana Brats - Karate Chop
A3 Rainbow Family - Travellin' Lady
A4 The CT Four Plus - Exodus II
B1 49th Blue Streak - Foxy Lady
B2 Bana Pop Band - Jet Pop
B3 Koncz Zsuzsa - Visz A Vonat
C1 La Logia Sarabanda - Todos O Ninguno
C2 Friar Tuck and His Psychedelic Guitar - Louis, Louis
C3 Flamengo - Týden v elektrickém mìstì
D1 Sergio Ferraresi - Time of Machines
D2 Krzysztof Klenczon - Nie Przejdziemy
Do Historii
D3 Aleksandr Sergeyevich Zatsepin - The Shaman's Dance
D4 Pro Arte - Stari Dvorac

DJ Format's Psych Out is a compilation of records from around the world that Format
WISHES he could play at clubs every weekend. Some of the tracks are hard to
categorise...kind of psychedelic, kind of funky, kind of crazy...but most have unmistakable
blend of distorted electric guitars, driving basslines and pounding drums. Maybe you didn't
think it was possible for “Foxy Lady” to be played any harder...but 49th Blue Streak did it.
“Hava Nagila” never really seemed likely to lend itself to a psychedelic reworking...but The
Quests from Singapore thought differently. In Germany, The CT Four Plus did away with
boring tradition and instead praised God with their electric guitars. Advertising executives in
France thought it best to spread the word of their new chocolate bar by commissioning the
Bana Pop Band to make a cool 7" flexi disc record. These are just a few examples of how
the boundaries of music were being pushed in the late '60s & early '70s when most of these
exciting recordings were made.
In DJ Format's own words:
The idea for this compilation came about because of my search for a rare psych/funk 7"
that isn't even included here! My friend DJ Oneofakind played me the said record and I
totally lost my mind. Some months later after a lot of asking around and searching online, a
copy turned up on for a painful amount of money. I contacted the seller to ask
a couple of questions and it turned out I was talking to Jake Holloway, BBE's in-house
designer. I'd loosely known Jake for a few years through mutual friends so we quickly
arranged a time to meet and take care of business. Jake told me he'd offered the 7" to a
few other DJ/collector friends but they'd passed on it as it was 'too heavy' for them. This got
us talking about my love for psych records with a funky slant and I explained my frustration
at buying so many records that fit that description, that were 'too heavy' to play at my typical
DJ gigs. Jake had the perfect solution: "why don't you do a compilation of funky, fuzzed-out
psych stuff for BBE?''.

• DJ Format released original music on MO WAX and compiled for FABRICLIVE27
• this project is focuses on the funk rock end of the Psychedelic scene
• ultra rare tracks released for the first time digitally and on CD
• Full press & radio campaign in key territories Available from 10.06.2016
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