On this week’s show Tom played a fastchat track from Papa San, which led to mention of Smiley Culture and his Police Officer track. With me mentioning the quickly made junglist remix I did of that track, it seems like a perfect excuse to re-post it up here for you all to enjoy. I seem to have done myself a disservice in that I thought the remix got slated when I posted it on my blog back in 2005; from the comments, it was actually complimented a fair bit so thanks to all those who did take time to say something nice. The track was only ever made as a DJ tool to use when playing out, in the same vein as the Marilyn Manson/Titch mashup thing I did – something to roll out as a “you can’t buy this version” track at gigs and suchlike. (Sidenote: for some reason I still laugh when I read that first comment on the Manson remix post…)
Anyway – here’s the track; feel free to comment in the positive or negative below. Best played very loud on a very bass-capable system.
Smiley Culture vs Mr Trick – Police Officer (MP3, 4.3Mb)
I was but a fresh faced kid when I first heard David “Smiley Culture” Emmanuel’s dulcet tones gracing my speakers, I can’t remember who’s copy of Great BritishMC’s I was listening to as I certainly didn’t own it at the time but I was won over by the sparse fast chat intro of Smiley’s Slam Bam and I’ve remained a fan of the style to this day.[..]