Son Of Kick Feat. Jaggae & Two Tokez - Bad Groove
Label: Beats Records
Catalog#: BEATS 003
Format: Vinyl, 12" (NEW)
Style: Breakbeat, Breaks, Electro
A Bad Groove (Mayar Remix)
B1 Bad Groove (Kick Flip Remix)
B2 Bad Groove (Son Of Kick Version)
BEATS is a Stanton Warriors imprint that strives to release fresh, quality breakbeat talent in all it's forms.
The original version of 'Bad Groove' is a potent hybrid of broken beat and reggae elements bound for soundsystems and ipods alike over summer, with soulful vocals and slick, yet rugged production. This will surprise those looking for an uptempo stomper but trust us, it'll be stuck in your head before you know it...
With that in mind, the remix from Mayar comes correct with thumping, rolling beats and jackhammer bass before unleashing the vocal in all it's splendour. Taking it's cues from a multitude of influences, the mix smushes Detroit techno chords, brash electronic synths and Benga-esque subs into a gigantic, surprisingly cohesive whole. A big one, no doubt, the mix has been featured heavily in many a Stanton Warriors set of late, so that should give you an idea of the level of badness to expect...
Finally, Son Of Kick himself gets in on the uptempo action with his 'Kick Flip' mix. Rocking tight, tough electro-inspired (and we mean PROPER electro!) beats and tight, grinding bass switches, the mix offsets the rawness with smooth synthwork and, of course, the vocals, marking Son Of Kick as a producer to keep a very close eye on.