Sunday, June 22, 2003

Only one record worthy of particular note in this week's UK singles chart - after a 20-year career which has produced some huge landmarks across the diaspora of dance music (from techno to house to turntablism), most notably "King of the Beats" (indie kids: it's sampled in Beck's "Where It's At"; hiphoppers: it's sampled in nearly anything before '98), Kurtis Mantronik has his first-ever top 40 single in the UK this week with "How Did You Know," a gorgeous slab of string-laden house featuring vocals from Chamonix. Tres scrumptuous.

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