ESSENTIAL DANCE ANTHEMS 05 / 04

Getting closer to the top spot on NME’s countdown. A genuine classic in Rhythim is Rhythim and a key figure in DnB with Goldie.

05. Rhythim is Rhythim – Strings of Life (1987)

NME says “When he wasn’t inventing house music, Frankie Knuckles was buying his first drum machine from the man who helped invent techno. That man – Derrick May – took his inexpert knowledge and sprayed it at random ovef ‘Strings of Life’. Way too weird to be a hit in any other era, that stabby synth line didn’t seem to make sense at first, until you adjusted to the speed of May’s fizzing brain.”

Hard pressed to complain about this one. No-one can dispute this is a classic can they?

04. Goldie presents Metalheads – Inner City Life (1994)

NME says “Before the concept albums and hour-long tracks about his mother, Goldie was amazing. What they once called ‘jungle’ realised its full potential in his paean to the urban, er, jungle.”

This one feels like covering the bases – tick, that’s DnB done. But if anyone deserves to be in a top 25, then it’s Goldie. Although I would have thought that Carl Craig’s “Bug In A Bassbin” is more influential and stands up better today.

Rhythim is Rhythim – Strings of Life (Flamboyant Mix)

Goldie presents Metalheads – Timeless/Inner City Life (Live)

Rhythim is Rhythim – Strings of Life (FakeID Remix)

Buy Goldie / Rhythim is Rhythim

~ by acidted on April 4, 2009.

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