It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

After the success of the likes of S’Express, M/A/R/R/S and Bomb The Bass with  sample based tracks it seemed that everyone with access to a drum machine, sampler and turntable was hell bent on plundering the works of James Brown and Trouble Funk, mixing it with some samples from 50s and 60s television programmes or old public announcement broadcasts and releasing the results, many of which were absolutely dreadful, The DTI – Keep This Frequency Clear and Jim And Gene Are into Shakes anyone?

Once in a while, however one would come along which like the others was just a rehash of the pioneering work of the artists mentioned above but was rather enjoyable all the same. One such record, for me was Here Comes That Sound  by Simon Harris.

Here Comes That Sound was released on FFRR records, the label started by Pete Tong, anoraks, in 1988. I tried to count and identify all the samples but gave up when my head started to explode. I am, however surprised that Harris didn’t spend the rest of the 80s in litigation as I find it hard to believe that he got clearance to use all of the samples as it would have been well into the 90’s before the track could have been released.

According to Wikki, Harris’s career has spanned 30 years and he has worked wih the likes of Oakenfold, Norman Cook, Arthur Baker and Simon Cowell to name but a few. I don’t knowingly have anything else by the man but the track posted.

Simon Harris – Here Comes That Sound (Perfect Beat mix)

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One Response to It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

  1. Simon says:

    Ah, he did the Beats,Breaks And Scratches series. I know a lot of people who loaded their samplers from those.

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