Gold – Mental Power
Whats that you say? You WOULD LOVE a drum and bass special. Well that’s ok then because that’s what I have for you today. A full on rock that funky beat special. Well four tracks taken from a drum n bass compilation album that I bought in an HMV sale ten years ago for £2.99 on the basis that it had one track on there which I actually liked. The dnb purists reading will be choking on their vanilla mochas when they read this because I am pretty sure that none of the tracks here are neither drum nor bass.
But actually if you are a drum n bass purist, you are probably, in the wrong place, I mean you are very welcome but yesterday we were talking about Peter Doherty and he is to drum n bass what ducks are to left wing feminist debate. Not even at the same table.
So drum n bass. I flirted with it in the mid to late nineties, but then again I flirted with nearly everything in the mid to late nineties. We did a bit of mutual grooming but that was sadly that. I would occasionally drop a track mid set whilst DJing at an indie club – to little success – when turned up loud, it largely sounds the same. I also went to a drum n bass evening at the Cavern Club in Exeter, where some MC (stage name MC Chickaboo) shouted a load of random stuff over the same bassline for three hours, usually something like this – now what follows is hugely insulting to MC’s everywhere – I’m sorry, Ok.
“Yo Yo Yo, rippin’ it up big style with my bro DJ Spunky pants – we’re gonna rock the beat, pump da house, smash it, yeah, give it up Respect, Yo” . I’ve misquoted the MC somewhere along the line I think. In fact, massively misquoted.
This was the track that I actually wanted when I bought that CD
Jungle Brother (Urban Takeover Mix) – The Jungle Brothers
And these two were probably playing loud that night in Exeter.
The Valley of the Shadows – Origin Unknown
The Arsonist (Super Dub Mix) – Urban Shakedown
Play it loud