Sunday, 14 November 2010
Son Of Noise
Last post of the day is just a quickie to remind everyone (and myself) that I do actually collect 'proper' records as well as the stupid odd-ball curiosities.
When I was last over Rarekind they had a copy of this up on the wall and Old Man Mac McRaw commented he'd never seen it before, so for him, and anyone else who might have previously overlooked it, I thought I'd post it up here...
I bought this 12" back in 1993 on release, at a time when the Golden Era of hardcore U.K. Rap was pretty much fading out. It's kinda split in styles with the A-Side, which I've never been that keen on, leaning towards an American influenced production sound, whereas both cuts on the B-Side fit more comfortably into the typical Britcore mould which, for me anyway, is the reason for owning the record. I've uploaded three tracks from the twelve and there's also a Radio Edit of 'Crazy Mad Flow' but I haven't bothered including it here.
The main version is produced by Kobalt 60 of 'Kaos From Order' fame and also features a nice verse from Atom. There's a video for this track which is a worthwhile watch but it's the Son Of Noise 'Urban Alien Mix' that really delivers the goods along with the other flip side cut, 'Retrocide 93'. Both are heavy on the Incredible Bongo Band sampling tip, and definitely won't disappoint fans of their earlier material. Mada and Renegade execute those trademark killer scratches on 'Retrocide', which is the faster of the two tracks, and Curoc rides the beats well with his typical hardcore battle rhymes. Classic Son Of Noise.
Well, I said it was gonna be a quickie, so that's it. Check out the tracks below and if you like what you hear drop Ewan at Rarekind a line to see if he's still got a copy for sale. Failing that Discogs is well stocked.
"Crazy Mad Flow" (Urban Alien Mix)
"Crazy Mad Flow" (Unedit)