Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Gang Related & Mask - Bass Is Rollin'

Gang Related & Mask - Bass Is Rollin' (Dope Dragon, 1995)

Gang Related & Mask are better known as DJ Krust and Roni Size and rumour has it they set up the Dope Dragon label to release less sophisticated tunes created after nights out without people knowing it was them. Bass Is Rollin' is certainly a rough and ready track with a bassline and tearing amen break aimed squarely at the dancefloor. The intro samples Norman Connors' 'You Are My Starship' although it is likely that they actually sourced it from Mobb Deep's 'Trife Life' as they later use the "Check It Out Now" line from that track. They also use "Yeah, The Bassline's Rollin'" and "Adios Senor" vocal samples which I can't identify, although the latter one is possibly from a Speedy Gonzales cartoon.

Unfortunately the video above doesn't include the intro but you can hear the Norman Connors/Mobb Deep sample at 3:09.

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