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|Bomb the Bass|
Into the Dragon
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Rap & Hip-Hop
European edition of 1988 album for UK dance act featuring producer Tim Simenon (Neneh Cherry's 'Buffalo Stance' and Seal's 'Crazy.'). An intriguing trip through sampledelic hip-hop, electro, acid-house and dance-pop. 10 tr... more »
European edition of 1988 album for UK dance act featuring producer Tim Simenon (Neneh Cherry's 'Buffalo Stance' and Seal's 'Crazy.'). An intriguing trip through sampledelic hip-hop, electro, acid-house and dance-pop. 10 tracks including the hits, 'Beat Dis', 'Don't Make Me Wait' & the Bacharach cover 'Say a Little Prayer'. Standard jewel case.2001 release.
Bomb The Bass - Into The Dragon
Alex Germagenov | Moscow, Russia | 10/24/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 1988 album is definitively worth buying at least because of the original "Beat Dis" US 7 Inch Mix since you'll hardly ever find it on any other Bomb The Bass album or compilation. Note, that the 2000 "Beat Dis" compilation contains the 12 Inch Mix of this track. Besides, the album also contains other original versions of such hits as "Don't Make Me Wait" and "Megablast", especially "Megablast Hip Hop On Precinct 13". I highly recommend this album to all hip-hop and dance-pop fans."
Encise | Melbourne, Australia | 11/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Legend has it that DJ/Producer Tim Simenon produced "Beat Dis" for $500. The track hit number one in the UK and was one of the first true smashes of the burgeoning UK club and house scene, fusing samples with dance melodies, hip hop beats and scratching. Alongside the likes of Coldcut, Soul II Soul, Krush, LA Mix and Rhythm King label-mates "S Express", Bomb The Bass enjoyed huge commercial success during 1988-1989 when Britain's acid house "Summer of Love" was in full swing. Into The Dragon spawned the hits "Don't Make Me Wait", "Say a Little Prayer" and "Megablast" (the instrumental version of which, was used as the soundtrack to a popular computer game). Bomb The Bass videos were laced with skateboard action, Fila clothing, Public Enemy t-shirts and turntables.
Further Bomb The Bass releases were -to use a critics quote- more "mature" - with more focus on melody in place of samples and scratching. Into The Dragon is a time capsule that truly represents what was happening in the summer of 1988 in the UK and its production and spirit withstand the test of time. Highly recommended."