Thursday, September 27, 2007

MP3 Podcast: Inglan Is A Bitch - Fast Chat


WWW, September 2007 - Smiley Culture's "Cockney Translation" is just one out of five great examples of the UK's answer to Jamaican Rub a Dub in the 1980's.

When U-Roy started to chant over the instrumental versions played by King Tubby's Hi-Fi Sound System, many different styles were born.

Throughout the 1970's, the DJ's chanted over the drum and basslines of dubbed out Reggae tracks. In the 1980's, Jamaica developed Rub a Dub music, with a strong DJ presence.

In the UK, a similar development was going on. Saxon Sound System gave birth to a brand new genre when their MC's began to toast at warp-speed: the "Fast Chatters" came to take over and ruled the UK charts with classics like Smiley Culture's Cockney Translation.


1. "Mi God Mi King" - Papa Levi - 1984
2. "Cockney Translation" - Smiley Culture - 1984
3. "Abbreviation Qualification" - Asher Senator - 1984
4. "Bible Reader" - Macka B - 1985
5. "Love Mi Sess" - Top Cat - 1988



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