Friday, February 20, 2015
garage rap # 9
Not really rap - not unless we're taking seriously Ian Dury's facetious claim to have invented rap with "Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3".
House 'n G meets Chas N' D.
Or dancehall meets music hall.
"Clipper" is of nuumological interest on account of
i/ its thematic echo of
ii/ its interpolations (not samples) from
iii/ its sideways nods to Jamaica, viz
Ratpack put out a lot of records, but "Rizla" is the only one I'm familiar with
And there are a lot of different mixes of "Clipper" but the one at the top is the one I really like.
This one is Nookie-fondling junglizm -
This one is sort of jazzy 2step, or midtempo jungle -