50/Fifty Coming Down: #22 and #21


Whilst you might have expected Hardfloor to appear on the Coming Up part of 50/Fifty, it’s on Coming Down that they actually appear. And, with them, Blueboy.

At #22 are Hardfloor, who take a step away from their pounding techno on 1995’s Dadamnphreaknoizphunk? which included the classic Dub Dope. This is how you incorporate acid sounds into a downtempo tune. Really quite hip hop in its approach to beats.

At #21, Scotland’s Blueboy (aka Alexis ‘Lex’ Blackmore) and his 1997 hit Remember Me. The one that goes geng ge ge geng ge ge geng in it. It was his main hit and despite one-hit wonder status it remains a beautiful track. Wiki says The track is built around two samples from the 1973 live version of “Woman of the Ghetto”, a 1969 soul song by Marlena Shaw, originally recorded for her album The Spice of Life. Near the end is the line: “Remember me? I’m the one who had your babies”, in reference to African-American maids raising white children for little pay.

~ by acidted on February 4, 2013.

One Response to “50/Fifty Coming Down: #22 and #21”

  1. I’d forgotten about the Blueboy song. V good it is too.

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