Tuesday, 2 July 2013
DJ Sebel - When I Rock
DJ Sebel - When I Rock (Rude & Deadly Records, 1997)
Here's another jump-up tune which samples Public Enemy, this time from German drum & bass producer DJ Sebel AKA Sebastian Feige. After a few 12"s such as this one on Rude & Deadly/Smokers Inc. he went on to release material on Smokin' Drum and was half of De.Glasklaren alongside label boss Sascha Dürk AKA Bassface Sascha.
'When I Rock' appeared on the first 12" in Rude & Deadly's Dogs 4 Life series which culminated in a CD compilation. It starts off with the orchestral drone and Flavor Flav's "Run a power move on 'em" line from the beginning of Public Enemy's 'Miuzi Weighs A Ton' before dropping into the same Slayer riff (RIP Jeff Hanneman) from 'Angel Of Death' that PE used on 'She Watch Channel Zero!' (and was also sampled on Amon Tobin's 'Angel Of Theft'). It makes further use of 'Miuzi Weighs A Ton' with the track's 'Synthetic Substitution' beat and "When I... Rock... Get Up... Get Down" vocals from the chorus appearing extensively in the intro and throughout. The drops brings in bassline that alternates between a sort of electronic wail and a robotic square wave sound with drums using the Hot Pants break and a stuttered Amen that eventually bursts out for short sections. A nice little hip hop/metal influenced jump-up tune that deserves to be better known.