Blood Sugar 3

Weatherall first starting cultivating the Blood Sugar sound for funky, ultra-minimalist techno around 1995. The recording alias Blood Sugar with David Harrow only released one EP on Weatherall’s Emissions label in ‘96, but the DJ identity would continue through into the early 00s – when the rest of the world finally caught up. The most famous recorded Blood Sugar mix was probably the first, broadcast as a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix again in ‘96, blending the Berlin dub techno of Basic Channel with jacking Chicago house grooves. But it’s on this mix from ‘98 where the distilled essence is most perfectly displayed. Dub space, endless gliding grooves, and unbelievably trippy subliminal flickers and ripples all create a feel that, a full five years later, would dominate European clubbing… by which time, of course, Weatherall had already moved on.

Joe Muggs