Monday, 18 March 2013

Marvellous Cain - Dub Plate Style


Marvellous Cain - Dub Plate Style (Suburban Base, 1994)

Today sees the second release on Marvellous Cain's RIQ Yardrock Records and like the first it's a remix of one of his classic tunes, this time Aries & Tuffist's take on 'Dub Plate Style'. The original was Cain's debut for Suburban Base Records, the iconic hardcore and jungle label run by Dan Donnelly who would go on to release his Gun Talk album.

'Dub Plate Style' continues the sample heavy production style he developed on 'Hitman'. It opens with 808 kick bass along with a siren and a cut-up of the 'Soul Pride' break. A timestretched "Dub Plate Style" vocal brings in the 'Amen' break before the first of the track's Daddy Freddy samples is introduced going something along the lines of "Penami-nami-na Penami-nami-na Penami-nami-na Penami-nami-na babaloo babalaba" (thanks to Logic at the Rolldabeats forum for the transcription). This is taken from 'Live Jam' off the Hustlers Convention Live LP on Music Of Life, a heavily sampled record which was clearly in Liam Howlett of The Prodigy's collection. The track also features a sample of the opening synth from 'I Adore You' by Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul fame. Towards the end of the record the second sample from 'Live Jam' is brought in (which I won't try to transcribe!) along with timestretched drums. An absolutely classic tune that would later be redone as 'Babaloo' on the Gun Talk LP with fresh vocals from Daddy Freddy.

You can download the original of 'Dub Plate Style' over at Drum&BassArena, Trackitdown and Juno. Check out the Aries & Tuffist remix below which is now available at Drum&BassArena, Redeye, Trackitdown, Beatport, Juno and all good download stores.



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