It’s “Mary had a Little Lamb” meets The Soulsonic Force meeets 2Live Crew on the cold 1988 miami bass/electro track, “Do the Alph (dub)” from Florida duo Bass Patrol. Who knows what the alph looks like? Who cares, because icy cowbells, frantic claps and crunchy zaps will keep your booty bouncing in a seemingly bottomless sea of rolling thunder bass. This track begs for an over-sized low end system, preferably in the trunk of your ride (installed with or without the aid of Mad Mike.)
While not obviously related to either disco or house, this track provides an excellent example of how Electro-funk from the early 1980′s, much like the Indeep track I posted last time, would influence the development of dance-oriented hip-hop styles later in the decade. Check out the 12″ singles section of the Record Exchange on South Hampton for a bunch of early hip-hip and electro discs. You might be there digging for a while, but at $2 a pop, you’ll be sure to leave with a nice stack of wax.
Now crank this motherf***.
This entry was written by The ReWrite, Vinyl and tagged bass patrol, booty, electro, hip-hip, local, miami bass, record exchange, rewrite, vinyl. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm, filed under