381: Turn It Up

Unreleased (1982)
A highly infectious 1999 off-cut that got bumped by the similar-sounding Delirious. Turn It Up is a whole lot more than the sum of its parts. Elementally there’s not much to it: a simple LinnDrum beat, a few synth lines (including one that sounds like dripping water) and Prince pleading you to turn it up for five minutes. A guitar does sneak in at the end (and the intro) to add some variety but the bulk of the song is just one man with some old, cold technology creating a bumping groove that would keep the JBs up at night. The magic can’t be found in its dissection but there’s some crazy funk neutrinos at play here. Emulators must despair.