Tuesday, May 26, 2020
one of the first tunes I heard on pirate radio - way way before ardkore - in the late '80s, when the fare on the air was soul and reggae and a bit of hip hop
i'm not sure if I heard it first there, though - might have actually bought it as an import... may even reviewed it
perhaps that's why i didn't catch the pirate bug then - there wasn't the same sense of "you can only hear this music through these illegal channels" or "these stations are already broadcasting from the future"
the stabby sample-riff is quite hardcore .... you can hear the transition from UK b-boyism to breakbeat house as a pregnant potential already
in fact there's a H-core tune or two that always remind me of "Strong Island"
is this it?
no actually i think it's this one - the riff-blare that comes in at about 1.40
much more manic though, obviously
going back to the mid-late 80s rap - lots of odd little one-offs in those days
ah never realised that was a Marley Marl production