I’ve been completely grooving on the new album by Toronoto-based Trust. The track “Rescue, Mister” sends me spinning back in space (to Salt Lake City) and time (the mid 90s) to a beautiful, but gritty club called DV8. The club served as an after hours headquarters to the DJs of KJQ and X96, many of whom did weekly stints behind the turntables of its dusty crows nest of a DJ booth (read Todd Nuk’em’s spot-on memorial of the club, written when it burned to the ground, a surprise to no one, back in 2008).
I put in my time at that club, under the moniker Sean Boy Walton, risking my health (the smoking was incessant), to play the unique blend of darkwave, industrial, and goth pop that was always popular in Salt Lake City. Trust fits that place like a black leather glove (fingers optional).
You want to experience DV8 circa 1995, drop this track into your head. The time warp is uncanny.