zondag 21 oktober 2012


A bizarre digitised treat in the form of this Europcar promotional 7" from 1983. It was produced in Belgium by Micro. Not sure who they were - possibly Messers J. Ventura, J. Lardot and J. Puertas who claim the writing credits. According to Discogs, J. Lardot was a member of Tormentor, a Belgian heavy metal band from Brussels active in the 1980's. As for J. Puertas, he could also be from Tormentor but could be the keyboardist on Dutch band The Machines' 'Dots & Dashes' LP, also from 1983. The Machines link seems most unlikely, probably dubious linking by a Discog contributor.

The 10 cents invested in this curio were well spent. Resplendent with a sublimely catchy chorus and a steady motorik funky groove replete with bad multi-lingual rapping, a peach of a catchy chorus finished off with customer service fuelled outro just to ram the message home. They are the super service people after all.

There's also an Italian 7" and 12" pressing with the 12" apparently contaning a Disco mix. Maybe the record was a huge smash in the Italian clubs in 1983! Anyway, it's huge smash around The Trappists HQ - so much so that we've done a little re-edit. Head here or here to listen & download or here to watch the video.

Download the original single's quirky delights below. 320 kbps mp3's ripped from the 7".

We Are The Super Service People

vrijdag 12 oktober 2012


After 40 posts and 4 years of sporadic activity, the Amateur Athletics blog is now dormant and will remain so. The links are all inactive and there isn't enough time to devote to keeping everything up and running.

On the plus side, though, The Trappists are as busy as ever with lot's of tasty sonic entertainment in the pipeline. We'll be using the Vademecum blog a lot more to reflect all this activity. We've been digitising some of our records and are creating some nice compilations (with download links of course). We'll be putting future Trappists/Rochemalle DJ mixes up here as well. So bookmark or favourite the blog for future reference!

We'll start the ball rolling with a few old favourites from the Amateur Athletics blog. The most downloaded mixes by far were the series of four library music DJ mixes made in 2009 & 2010. Here they are again in all their glory!..