Archive for February, 2014

16. Screw Driver – Computer Rule

Friday, February 7th, 2014

On this version, Screw Driver embraces the digi vibe, telling us “Computer rule all over the world” and shouting out Sunset producer Harry J. It’s fun for a while but gets a little repetitive. Harry J emphasises the message by “computerizing” Screw Drivers voice on and off through the tune.

Screw Driver - Computer Rule [Harry J ]

 

Harry J’s Version has a punchy bass line interspersed with claps and laser-y synths. It’s got a bit of an 8-bar thing going on, with short bursts of different percussion effects throughout the instrumental to stop it getting too samey.

 

Screw Driver - Version [Sunset]

 

 

15. Little Twitch – Good Wuk

Friday, February 7th, 2014

And so, after a short hiatus, here is Little Twitch on Steely & Clevie’s 1990 version of Sleng Teng.

The son of keyboardist Winston Wright, Twitch came up through Jaro and then Jammys in the ’80s.

Twitch rides the tuff Steely & Clevie riddim satisfyingly with some nice word play around S&C’s rat-a-tat drums and “Woah – Yeah” samples.

Little Twitch - Good Wuk [Steely & Clevie]

As you would expect, Steely & Clevie don’t put a foot wrong – a nice sparse, crisp digi instrumental with the odd vocal snippet from the various other cuts dubbed in for the Version.

Steely & Clevie - Version [Steely & Clevie]