Have You heard? – (84) “Poison Dart” by The Bug ft Warrior Queen

I got home from work reasonably early on Friday. Did my favourite thing. Can of beer and a bit of BBC 6 Music. While lying on the bed and reading Macbeth! There are reasons for the latter. So I heard a bit of Steve Lamacq – a great DJ, but one I usually miss. And he played this track. Immediately I thought, what is this? That bass line, it is awesome. Every time it kicks in you just want to do something. Dance, punch the air, something.

It’s by The Bug. “Poison Dart”. With rap by Warrior Queen. Gets classified as dubstep, I think, but it’s the reggae bass line that makes it a great tune. I would love to hear this on a massive PA. It would be amazing. A rib crusher.

It’s from 2008. Passed me by at the time. Shame! On an album called “London Zoo”. And it is a London tune par excellence. The video here is a bit shorter than the album version, but you get into the meat of the tune straightaway. Won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but let me tell you, I love it!

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I'm blogging about the things I love outside work: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. And anything else that I happen to think is worth writing about!
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2 Responses to Have You heard? – (84) “Poison Dart” by The Bug ft Warrior Queen

  1. Dood says:

    Thanks for the tip, and I like that very much. Don’t know much about dubstep, but I always like it when I hear it. Got into the very doomy Burial some while back.

    More to the point, why Macbeth? You giving a turn as Banquo’s Ghost for the Northfields Players?

  2. John S says:

    Reading Macbeth to get on top of it while I read it with a pupil every Thursday morning at the school where I’m a governor. It’s a tough text for GCSE students, but also, in a sense, a relatively simple play in terms of its dynamics. The version I’m reading at home is good on context – the play, as you will know, was written soon after James VI of Scotland became James I of England. And look what that led to!

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