Holy soundsystem culture convergence, Batman!
Lots of sampling and rejigging of the classic film Babylon going on at the moment. Aswad’s “Warrior Charge” tune is of course the sonic conrnerstone of the film.
It features on Dizzee’s Rascal’s latest album (which I have previously yacked about here) alongside Brinsley Forde’s “Can’t Take No More of That” chant from the climactic final scene of the film:
The tune is produced by Shy FX, so it’s a nice meeting of Grime and Jungle dons.
Kevin Martin has been playing the original “Warrior Charge” out in his sets as The Bug with Flowdan over the top.
And now Brinsley has teamed up with top producer Curtis Lynch on a Babylon inspired riddim also:
Of course, people who have checked my Babylon subsite will know that the first use of this sample was by ‘ardkore merchants Satin Storm way back in 1991:
So that’s a little UK soundsystem meme for you right there!