Friday, 18 July 2008

Phat Friday (18 July)

It's Friday so here's three songs for you to mull over, wherever you be.




CLASSIC

1985
- Word Of Mouth feat DJ Cheese - "King Kut" - Originally released on the Beauty & The Beat label and subsequently on Profile. Cheese borrows heavily from Run DMC's "Jam Master Jay.

SLEPT ON

1986
- Beastie Boys -"Scenario" - This song was supposed to be on the Licensed To Ill album but never made it. Heavy use of reverb all over the track and not dissimilar to Schoolly D's "P.S.K." Anyone who's seen the film, 'Pump Up The Volume' with Christian Slater (1990) may remember him playing this as his role of the pirate dj.


BREAK TO THE BEAT; THE VERSION EXCURSION

1969
- The Winstons - "Amen, Brother" - Arguably the second most sampled funk break in history (Funky Drummer being #1) and found on the flip to "Color Him Father" on the original 7". A whole genre of music was created on the strength of its 4-bar break. Think about that for a moment. A whole new genre of music was created on the strength of 6 seconds of music!






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2 comments:

Jeremy said...

I have the DJ Cheese 12" from back in the day...Old skool rules !!!!...Heres an interesting fact i heard,they say Cheese cut without the use of headphones....

Benzini said...

Hi Jeremy,

I didn't know that about DJ Cheese. However I have a rare photo of him here from my private collection. Make of that what you will!

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