Shut Up & Dance – Down The Barrel Of A Gun [1992]

Yes! Absolutely cracking track from the SUAD boys, found on their fantastic album Death Is Not The End. Leaning far closer to the UK heavy breakbeat Hip Hop style than the hardcore they were known for its a great showcase of PJ & Smilie’s MC talents. Conscious lyrics, a dry wit and plenty of social commentry make this of my personal favourite tracks from them.

From Discogs
PJ and Smiley aka Shut Up And Dance were the first great exponents of ‘ragga house’ and breakbeat house. Fusing together rap & hip-hop with unlikely but very clever samples from The Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams, Duran Duran – Say A Prayer, classic violins, James Brown and more all over spanking house beats, which appealed to a huge underground audience of black, white, straight and gay clubbers.


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