Not a guilty pleasure, just a pleasure. So many of my best musical memories from the early 90s are in the realm of “faceless dance music”, and I think this has to be one of the most likeable choons (not necessarily tunes, but choons) of the era. The biggest hit by Matthew Nelson and John Fernandez, alias Slipmatt and Lime, alias SL2, it leans heavily on a scatted vocal refrain sampled from Jah Screechy‘s 1986 dancehall track “Walk And Skank”.
One a great number of ace floorfillers released by XL Recordings back in the day. And to think that these days people just know XL for Adele…
Link: SL2 – On A Ragga Tip (password: salad)
1. On A Ragga Tip (edit)
3. Changing Trax
4. On A Ragga Tip (full length)