The ReWind series exists as merely an aid in the discovery (or rather, rediscovery) of the unintentionally forgotten, or the often overlooked tracks of yesteryear.
I couldn’t have had a week dedicated to Breaks without acknowledging one of the biggest tracks in the genre, a track with which most of you will be familiar, either via the video or the production itself. I am of course talking about Right Here, Right Now.
Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) ‘s 1999 Skint Records single is probably one his most well known (alongside Push The Tempo and Funk Soul Brother), having reached the #2 spot in the UK singles chart. It was taken off his second studio album, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, released the previous year.
This Big Beat (a combination of breakbeat and acid house, with very pronounced bass drums) anthem starts off slowly, but once its booming kick comes in, it’s show time. I’ll be honest, this is the first time I’d actually taken the time to analyze the track and as such, found the sitar melody even more interesting than I had previously.
Whether you’ve known about it since release or you’re just know stumbling upon it, here’s Fatboy Slim‘s terrific Right Here, Right Now:
Country: UK / Style: Big Beat / Year: 1999 / Label: Skint Records
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ReWind returns next week. 😀