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. Pains me greatly that this song never blew up because it deserves to be a U.K classic.


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!