Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Shy FX - Funkindemup (DJ Krust Remix)

Shy FX - Funkindemup (DJ Krust Remix) (Ebony Recordings, 1996)

Now summer is officially over this week's Monday Retrospect column for DnB Blog looks at DJ Die's 'Autumn'. Here, his Full Cycle crew associate DJ Krust provides the definitive version of Shy FX's 'Funkindemup'. The original mix came out on Ebony the previous year with an intro that sampled the beat from Sweet Tee's 'On The Smooth Tip' but Krust drops that altogether for a James Brown sample.

The looped horn stabs are taken from 'Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved)', a track that borrowed the guitar lick from David Bowie's 'Fame'. Brown's scream introduces the "I'm fuckin' 'em up, come on to the right" vocal from Ill Al Skratch's 'The Brooklyn Uptown Connection', a 1994 hip-hop cut, which brings in a hyperactive bassline accompanied by drums that use the Hot Pants and Apache breaks. The Amen break is brought in and out of the track while the other elements just keep on going, a key change raising the energy levels even higher. A relentless, rip-roaring remix from Krust.

You can hear the track in this B2B set from DJ Hype & Brockie at the One Nation 'A Match Made At Wembley' event on the 25th May 1996:

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