Tuesday, 28 November 2017

One 4 the Britz: The Beat to Da Beat

The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
(From I Just Can't Stop It album; 1980)



Birmingham's alright if you like t'Sabbath and saxophones. People often dismiss the U.K 2 Tone scene as a buncha nutty boys over cod-Ska, but there were some spooky-arse songs to be found too. Grosse Point Blank is no Point Break let alone a Point Blank, but it does have something special both those movies lack: a John Cusack versus Benny Urquidez fight scene set to Mirror In The Bathroom.

New Age Muzik - Da Beat
(From Da Beat single; 2016)



Still the best U.K rapfrobeats song not recorded by J Hus, imho. Bare Makosi and Anthony in the hot tub sensual vybz (for best results bump Da Beat in my top 10 non-rap jams of 2016 Audiomack playlist!) Not sure what's sadder here, though: that Da Beat never blew up, or that Ari Ya is the only other New Age Muzik song I've liked.

6 comments:

Dank said...

Big Brother when it still mattered.

Anonymous said...

Ey, how bout a Mase appreciation post to celebrate his Cam'ron diss?

Si Mane Price said...

The internet is saturated with Ma$e posts right now. The last thing it needs is another one.

Plus, The Oracle isn't anywhere near as entertaining as the Ma$e vs. Jim Jones argument on Hot 97 in 2004.

L.A said...

Cold dissing Madness.

Si Mane Price said...

Public perception, not my view.

As far as I'm concerned Madness have 4 bona fide 10/10 singles: Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, Night Boat To Cairo, and It Must Be Love.

Yeldarb said...

"Our House" too!

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