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 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. 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.


Dank said...

Big Brother when it still mattered.

Anonymous said...

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

Kelvin Mack10zie 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.

Kelvin Mack10zie 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!