Brassic: Part One.



Much like the New Rave phenomenon that is sweeping music at the moment, another genre in the late 90's managed to fuse dance and rock into a malleable form that destroyed dancefloors nationwide. It coined the name "Big Beat", and spawned the careers of Fatboy Slim and Lo Fidelity Allstars to name, well, two. Some people reckon it helped pave the way for the likes of the Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk to cross over into the indie disco, while others think it was a bit cheesy. I was rather fond of it, and it was a cassette on the front cover of NME mixed by Norman Cook that really shoe-horned me into the genre.

There's some classics below that encompass Skint and Wall of Sound, which were the 2 labels spearheading the scene (much like Modular and Backyard now). There are many parallels that can be drawn between the 2 scenes, but that's an essay in itself. In the meantime, grab some stuff below, close your eyes, and imagine you were at Big Beat Boutique in 1997.

MP3 Bentley Rhythm Ace - Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out

MP3 Midfield General - Devil in a Sports Casual

MP3 Space Raiders - Cutters Choice

MP3 Propellerheads - Take California

MP3 Fatboy Slim - Everybody Needs a 303

MP3 The Wiseguys - Ooh La La

MP3 Cut la Roc - Hip Hop Bibibbidy Bop Bop

More to come in Part Two!

0 Responses to “Brassic: Part One.”

Post a Comment

Links to this post

Create a Link

Music posted up here is for evaluation only, and only online for a limited time. If you're an artist, band or label that would like something removed, please get in touch. Otherwise, enjoy the blog!

About me

  • I'm jonthebeef
  • From Manchester, North West, United Kingdom



Music Blogs - Blog Top Sites
      Subscribe in Rojo
        Add black country grammar to Newsburst from CNET News.com
          Add to Google
              Add to My AOL
                Subscribe in FeedLounge
                  Add to netvibes
                    Subscribe in Bloglines
                      Add black country grammar to ODEO
                        Subscribe in podnova
                          British Blog Directory.
                            Google PageRank Checker Tool
                                dotdashcreate.com Submit your Blogs!

Subscribe by Email!!

    Enter your email address below, and get sent an update whenever something new gets posted. Easy.

Get in Touch.

    Would you like me to come and play your night, or have something for me to listen to? Drop me a line here. If you've missed out on any music because of the seven day rule, email and if it's possible I'll email it to you.

Shoutbox

    Send me your track

BlogRoll

    follow me on Twitter

    Previous posts

    Archives

    A Little Black Country Grammar

      Ahr - Yes
      Ar bin - I am
      Bostin - Terrific
      Geaus - Give me
      Gob - Mouth
      Kipper Tie - Cup of Tea
      Quoit - Exactly, entirely
      Or roit? - Are you well?
      Trarabit - See you again soon
      More?? Here.
    Who links to me?


    Hey! Any music I post links to here is to help promote the artists! If you want me to take it down, please send a nice, polite email to
    "jon at black country grammar dot co dot uk" and it'll be done. Ta.