Sugar Is Sweeter (Monkey Mafia Mix) – CJ Bolland
Anyone here from Stockton On Tees? Because I’m confused.
In 1996, when this came out I was at University, I was DJing regularly at a small indie club in a small bar. This song was huge at the time. Loads of sweaty students singing along at the top of their voices “Sugar Dadd-ee/Set me freeee” and then screaming the “Sugar Dadd-io” bit as well. It was very popular, but you had to be there. I think its very much of its age, and if I am honest, I always thought it was a fine Prodigy rip off (its sounds in parts identical to ‘Poison’).
CJ Bolland was the chap behind it, and this is where my confusion comes in….CJ Bolland was born in Stockton on Tees in Durham and yet claims to be Belgian. I get that just because you are born somewhere doesn’t necessarily make you a citizen of that country. So my confusion is ‘Is Stockton On Tees, really that bad?’…Answers on a postcard or in the comments section below….
My 12″ single of this came with remixes – one of which is the Armand Van Helden ‘Drum and Bass Mix’. Possibly the most misleading name for a remix ever. As it is neither drum nor bass. Anyway….Make of them what you may…dance round your lounge to original at the very least.
Sugar Is Sweeter (Insuline Injection Mix)
Sugar is Sweeter (Armand’s Drum n bass Mix)
Sugar Is Sweeter (Original Mix)