Someone requested a Macka Brown track for the blog recently. Since I don’t have the one they asked for, here’s a great white label by him instead. For those who don’t know, Macka Brown is AKA Bug Kahn, of Bug Kahn and the Plastic Jam “Made in 2 Minutes” fame. Most of his EPs around this time were on Labello Blanco, but despite being a whitelabel, both sides of this EP are total quality in my opinion – really nice feel-good 92 stuff. Ragga vocals (the classic “going is rough” acapella by Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks, as used in Sonz of a Loop Da Loop “Bust that Groove” , and, more importantly, in this great YTMND), melodic bleeps and pads, a euphoric breakdown… with a bit heavier drums or some slight melody tweaks, this EP sounds like it could have EASILY been on a big big label.
This “dibbi dibbi dj” track is actually the b side tune – the a side is similarly nice, with some ragga vocals where one of the layers is pitched up, the other down – really unique sounding. I was torn which side to post, originally I favored the A side but this one has grown on me due to the heavier breaks and the Cutty Ranks vocals. Either way, it’s not a super pricey record, so nab a copy and decide for yourself which is best.