+10 for including Lionheart. My favourite breakdown.
Jo – R-Type [Awesome]
Asend & Ultravibe – What Kind Of World [Back 2 Basics]
Asend & Ultravibe – Real Love [Back 2 Basics]
Boogie Times Tribe – Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown Remix) [Suburban Base]
Andy C – Change (Liftin’ Spirits Remix) [Breakdown]
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix) [Moving Shadow]
Dillinja & Berty B – Lion Heart [Lionheart]
Brainkillers – Screwface [3rd Party]
Engineers Without Fears – Spiritual Aura [Dee Jay]
Hyper-On Experience – Lord Of The Null Lines (Foul Play Remix) [Moving Shadow]
Omni Trio – Soul Promenade (Nookie Remix) [Moving Shadow]
Q Project – Champion Sound (Alliance Remix) [Legend]
Tango – Understanding [Creative Wax]
Badman – War In ‘94 (Tango Remix) [IQ]
Remarc – Sound Murderer (Loafin’ In Brockley Mix) [Whitehouse]
DJ Hype & Ganja Max – Rinse Out (ft. Daddy Earl & MC Fats) [Ganja]
Dillinja – Tear Down Da Whole Place [Conqueror]
Randall & Andy C – Sound Control [RAM]
Run Tings & Liftin’ Spirits – Come Easy [Suburban Base]
The House Crew – Superhero [Production House]
Such an unashamedly upbeat piece of drum and bass, love it. It starts to run backwards about two thirds of the way through which is a nice touch. Hold Tight were a group of 4, now gone their seperate ways, one of which was Lomax who got alot of exposure on Spearhead and Ram in recent times.
I was very into the dubwise sound that was about at this point. The bassline in this particular track gets me every time and the male vocal works well. My views are not shared by everyone though. Back when I was doing regular slots in Laaaahndan a particular female DJ friend of mine used to come up to the booth and shout at me because she hated it. As far as I could see the crowd were on my side so I used to take it with me every time just to vex her.
Apparently Jo was one of SL2’s backing dancers who also dated Lime and went on from that to create one of the greatest basslines in history. Fair play. This track dated superbly and was still being smashed in clubs for years after. The b-side isn’t bad either.
After yesterday’s Anthill Mob post I went off on one and regressed mightily back to the period when Sy and Ratty tapes were all that was on my car tape deck. This utter classic from Alex Reece and Jack Smooth stimulates all those chemical fragments I’ll never be able to flush completely out of my reptilian hindbrain.
‘Damn, Phife you got fat! Yeah, i know it looks pathetic. Ali Shaheed Muhammad got me doing calisthenics.’
I mean that’s it right there. The single greatest rhyme in hip hop. A Tribe Called Quest defined a certain part of my life and I drive people crazy playing it again and again and again. Quality beats, not too much cussing. I’m going to play this to my kids.