THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cubic 22 – Night In Motion (1991)

Ok, admit it. How many punters shelled out on this 12″ thinking it was 808 State – Cubik?

Night in Motion, the second single from double act Cubic 22 (Danny van Wauwe and Jos Borremans) actually shares a lot in common with the Manchester group’s breakthrough hit, and like other Belgian rave classics of the period (T99’s Anasthasia, anything by Frank De Wulf), it has stood the test of time well.

Like Bizarre Inc’s Playing With Knives, released the same year (1991), it also essentially has two diametrically-opposed ‘movements’, a piano-led house groove followed by a scything synth breakdown.

Originally released on Big Time International, the tune was soon licensed to XL Recordings, a label that could do no wrong at the time.

All together now… “PARTY TIME!” 🙂

[Kudos to Abstructure for the YouTube upload]

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