OK, I’ve been away from the UK for quite a while now, so I don’t know if you’re all sick of this already or not.
Obvious comparisons between “Losing my Edge” by LCD Soundsystem spring to mind, but with a nice UK edge (maybe I’m just homesick?) and a touch more cynicism.
I’m actually not going to post the tune, cos I think you should all head over to the fantastic Bleep.com and spend a couple of hard earned pounds (not available in the US yet) thumbing your nose at iTunes. I’ve mentioned them before, but it’s a great site with ALL of the Warp back catalogue as really high quality mp3s with no DRM.
“Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover”
As ever, on the cutting edge of the latest musical styles, I present a tune from early 2005.
Hmm…a nice song though…
Polar Pair are from Israel and appear to big shot DJs over there, not many other releases to speak of, but I did hear Diplo drop this on his radio show.
A lovely little pop ditty with a big big squidgy baseline, released on the excellent Tru Thoughts label – check it out!
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Deekline & Wizard – “Bushpig”
So here’s the question: “Nu Skool Breaks: Yes or No?”
There’s certainly some great tunes out there (this being one of them) and they certainly get the party jumpin’ alright.
“So what’s your problem?” I hear you ask…
It’s just that somehow after a whole evening of the stuff the excitement wears off and they all start to sound the same: there’s just not enough variation in the beats or the synth sounds to sustain interest over a long period. Part of the problem seems to me to be a lack of innovation – a whole load of “Nu Skool Breaks” tunes have been churned out simply by laying a formulaic fat-beat-and-bassline under samples from and old rave, house or garage track, with little attention given to quality or structure because with a beat that fat it will work on the dancefloor anyway.
So that’s simple then: just stick to a little bit when you fancy it!
OK so rant over, why the hell am I posting this tune?
Because it’s a great jump-up party tune, with a fat-beat-and-bassline, lets-get-excited vocal line and some nice subtle hoovers going on in the background. It’s taken from “Breaks, Beats and Blondes” on Botchit & Scarper, which you’ll probably like if you like nu-skool breaks, and you probably won’t otherwise.
I’m also intrigued by the title of the track – why “Bushpig”?
The vocals come from guest vocalist Yolanda, but I’d hope they don’t mean her, and as far as I can tell there’s no clue in the lyrics… answers on a postcard please.
bush pig n. A slightly more polite term for a swamp hog (qv).
swamp hog or swamp donkey n. A female bereft of physical beauty; tug boat; boiler; sea monster; steg.
steg n. Woman resembling a ferocious, spiny, squat, pre-historic dinosaur. abbr. Stegosaurus.