Turned on by a new dawn of chemical love, Sydney dance-funk combo Bellydance laid down their sampledelica blueprint in 1991, thinking in parallel with Weatherall’s revelatory work with Primal Scream. A candy flip of streetsoul, festival jam band and Chip Monck’s cautionary brown acid address, 3 Days Man! was primed for open fields and discotheques, in an age when the deejay was royalty.
With an elastic lineup that boasted up to 9 members, Bellydance synchronised more with the club scene than the city’s straight-ahead pub rock racket, naturally recruiting hometown heroes Peewee and John Ferris to remix their multi-track concoction. A certified party closing anthem, the brother’s sun-smacked breakbeats elevate a collective consciousness beyond the clouds.
Originally issued on Regular Records sub-label Boomshanka Music as a precursor to their album One Blood, the John Peel approved 12” sported characteristic artwork from Mambo visionary and Mental As Anything co-founder Reg Mombassa. Instigated by Sydney selector Ben Fester, this Efficient Space reboot arrives fashionably late to Woodstock’s 50th anniversary but just in time to help soothe universal division.
1. 3 Days Man! (3AM Mix) 05:31
2. 3 Days Man! (No People) 00:36
3. 3 Days Man! (Peewee Ferris & John Ferris Extended Mix) 08:01
Format: 12-inch Vinyl
Label: Efficient Space
Released: September 2020
Genre: Downtempo / sampledelica / streetsoul / party