- The label calls 'Cortina Kidz' "an overlooked part '80s British acid house history."
Mr. Intl is reissuing "The Cortina Kidz," a 1988 track from MacDonald Flak And The Ack-Ack Pack.
The track was originally released back in 1988, as the B-side of an EP called Jack Me Some Crack. That 12-inch was the only release from MacDonald Flak And The Ack-Ack Pack, then the alias of Tim Brinkhurst, who would go on to found the band Soho shortly after.
Brinkhurst calls "Cortina Kidz" a 'throwaway' track "recorded on a 4 track Portastudio and sung with passion by our friend Simon Waller, utilising the unique and glorious tones of a Roland MT-32 sound module." Andy Butler, founder of Mr. Intl, came across the record last year and decided to re-release it, getting permission from Brinkhurst himself ("[he was] only the second person in my life to ask me about this record," Brinkhurst adds). The new 12-inch adds two remixes: one from DFA band Factory Floor, and one joint effort from Tim Sweeney and Juan Maclean. You can listen to clips over at the distribution website.
A1 The Cortina Kidz (Original 1988 Version)
A2 The Cortina Kidz (Juan Maclean & Tim Sweeney Remix)
B1 The Cortina Kidz (Factory Floor Remix)
Mr. Intl will release The Cortina Kidz on May 6th, 2016.