Review by DjBatman|
3 stars out of 4
"We never sample the obvious", said Coldcut once. Sometimes
I can't believe that there are labels that simply don't care about
releasing stuff which includes tons of more than obvious samples.
Look at this Bruce Wayne single: it's basically like "No good"
by The Prodigy, simply because it features the same Kelly Charles
hookline (used first by the late Peter "Hithouse" Slaghuis in
1989!) that Liam Howlett's electronic combo stole about four years before
Mr.Wayne. Now, I am not even sure that the sample has been cleared, as
the credits don't seem to mention anything on that, or if it is a remake
of the original voice. The PF Project radio mix is decent, but it's
basically a Chad Jackson break taken from "Hear the drummer (Get
Wicked)" (drum loop plus a silly scream... and I don't want to know
the original source of the drum, but I assume that neither Mr.Jackson
had a real drummer ;-)) and some more stuff plus the infamous vocal sample.
Other interesting versions are the "Bruce Wayne Split Decision
mix" (which takes a whole different direction and enters the realms
of drum'n'bass). L-Dopa's version tries to mix jungle breaks with 4-beats,
while again PF Project come out with a "Mad Axe mix" which is
not bad (and it can be considered the extended version of track 1) but
begins with a filtered version of the most sampled sound in the universe:
a filtered version of Clyde Stubblefield's "Funky drummer" beat.
As I sad, not bad; but the choice of sounds makes most of the versions
look like remixes of a certain Prodigy track. Oh well, maybe I can pretend
I have this exclusive Prodigy white label, next time I have a chance to
play some electronica in a club.