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 -