Friday, 23 September 2011

It's Friday . . . Let's Dance




I'm still on a bit of a drum n bass tip at the moment, so today for your delectation we have a bit of Mercury Music Prize winning Jungle from Roni Size and Reprazent.

Size and crew won the prestigious music award in 1997 for the rather bloated but none the less deserving New Forms. It is an album that I will admit I don't think that I have listened to the whole way through since 1997 but I do pull out the vinyl every now and then and play tracks from it. I think that it has dated rather well, I love the mix of programming and use of real instruments including the double bass.

Coming from Bristol, there have always been comparisons of Size and his partner in both music production and label running Krust and Massive Attack. However Reprazent have released even less albums than Massive Attack at two,  granted they were only in existence for 5 years  but still.

Here is a remix by Origin Unknown of one of the highlights of the album. Origin Unknown are themselves responsible for one of the best and most original drum n bass tracks ever, Valley of The Shadows.

Have a good weekend people.

Reprazent - Heroes (Origin Unknown remix)

7 comments:

davyh said...

Are you back, or stuck in an airport somewhere, you dirty gaddabout? I have just poured a glass of pinot, but it is distressingly under-chilled. The things I have to endure.

swiss adam said...

Send it back. Then sack your butler.

drew said...

under chilled wine just won't do. I had a similar experience on the plane to Heathrow!

davyh said...

It's a bloody outrage.

Anonymous said...

NEVER MIND THAT THOSE GIRLS ARE ALMOST NAKED

swiss adam said...

And the um heavy guy on the right is wearing a t-shirt reading I Heart Haters.

drew said...

Anon - good to see you back even though there is no appearance by SG