Wack Records WACK001: 21st August 2006
1. Big Love mp3
“And when it comes to gettin’ nookie, I’m not a rookie, I got girls that make that chick Toni Braxton look like Whoopi”
2. Jazz Trap mp3
“I don’t really wanna lose you, but I don’t want your folks to, turn me over to the hands of the law”
3. Kool Blues mp3
“So to the next weasel that freezes, your beggin’ and ya pleases, only gettin’ ya closer to meetin’ Jesus”
I bought this three track mash-up 12″, but I’ve found out it’s also available as a free download.
‘Big Love’ combines a sample of the killer intro to The Supremes’ 1966 single ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ with the rap from Big L’s ‘Put It On’. By taking just the intro, it’s been turned into something that sounds like Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’ with added bombastic horn flourishes (Which raises the question, is some budding remixer gonna combine Iggy and The Supremes?). It’s absolutely irresistible, I can’t stop playing it and it’s going to be one of the tracks of the year.
‘Jazz Trap’ is either simply a jazzy remix of a Colonel Abrams’ 1985 house tune ‘Trapped’, or a mash-up with something else that I can’t identify (If somebody knows, please tell me). ‘Kool Blues’ combines Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo’s ‘Ill Street Blues’ with the 1968 proto-chillout track ‘On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)’ by The Peddlers. ‘Jazz Trap’ and ‘Kool Blues’ are both outstanding tunes but they can’t help but seem inferior when compared with ‘Big Love’.
I’ve included links to download the songs that have been sampled on the above mash-ups.
Also click here to download a fantastic thirty-minute mix by S.M.O.V. Any mix that kicks off with The Ghostbusters theme followed by a Coldcut sample has got to be worth having in my book.