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Our music was played in clubs, but mostly indie and student clubs. Tricky Disco was a project we formed to develop music that would be heard in the new underground dance clubs.
We pressed white labels of the track and sent them to all the various record shops around the UK. One of those labels happened to be Warp. At that stage, Warp Records had just a couple of releases under its belt. How aware were you of what Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell were seeking to do with the label? We were aware of Warp Records and the whole underground dance music scene largely through pirate radio in London.
Lee and I were working together in an art studio in London and would listen to music all day long; also we would buy lots of the latest records, and had a DJ set up in our home studio. Around the same time, we shortened Greater Than One to G. Not many people knew we had made both tracks!
We were happy to be part of the Warp history. Do you remember what equipment you used to put the Tricky Disco together? We had our own studio. At that time we worked as commercial artists, and I was also an illustrator, so with what money we earned we bought recording equipment. Why do you think Tricky Disco is remembered to this day as such an influential track? I have no idea. Some will like it, others not so much — but you have to share the ideas.
Tricky Disco made it as high as 14 in the pop charts — that must have been quite surreal? Were you approached to do Top of The Pops? We always had a kinda punk ethic to everything, which meant keeping as much control as possible — from recording to artwork.