Sunday, 18 April 2010
Kurious (Summer Sundays Part 4)
First post for two weeks! The weather's been too good to be stuck inside writing about vinyl. Thought I'd best drop another Summer tune though for the three or four people who are interested...
This is the radio edit of Kurious' classic "Uptown Sh*t", fittingly retitled "Uptown Hit". It's a bit of odd one really. They took the time out to re-record the vocals, yet couldn't be bothered to switch up some of the lyrics, instead relying on the old 'reverse' option for selected curses. The chorus has obviously been changed but the singing on the outro remains as 'Uptown Sh*t'! Must have caught a few Radio DJ's off guard on first spin - quite funny though, whether deliberate or not.
Don't know if it actually was/is a New York Summer anthem, but the track definitely conjures up images of the Big Apple around this time of year, for me anyway. Vintage Beatnuts production utilising a Roy Ayers sample, layered with echoed horns and snappy drums - perfect driving music for the hot Summer months. Kurious' crew, The Constipated Monkeys also make an appearance on this one.
Enjoy...I'm off to spark up the BarBee...
Kurious "Uptown Hit" (1993 Columbia U.S. 12")