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!