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DJ The Viper - Rude Boy Man MP3

Performer:

DJ The Viper

Title:

Rude Boy Man

Genre:

Electronic

MP3 album size:

1183 mb

Label:

Dwarf Records

Rating:

4.2

Style:

Breakbeat, Hardcore

Country:

Netherlands

Date of release:

1997

Catalog:

DWARF 036

DJ The Viper - Rude Boy Man MP3

Tracklist

1Voodoo Magic5:01
2The Beat (DJ Attic & DJ Stylzz Remix)
Remix – DJ Attic & DJ Stylzz
4:57
3Viper's Freestyle Mix Part 22:38
4Rude Boy Man4:31

Credits

  • Producer, Written-ByM. Pelupessy

Notes

B2 samples the Movie "Predator 2" .

Distribution by Mid-Town
Marketed by Combined Forces
Published by Combined Music

Barcodes

  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side): DWARF 036-A1 DP
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side): DWARF 036-B1

Companies

  • Distributed By – Mid-Town Distribution
  • Marketed By – Combined Forces Records B.V.
  • Published By – Combined Music
  • Pressed By – Disco-Press

Video

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After a moderately good start to his production career on Combined Forces, Den Haag DJ, The Viper, seem to be going from strength to strength, with valuable guidance from his friend DJ Isaac. Even though The Viper would become famous for his New Style Hardcore records, it's interesting listening to his straight up Gabber tracks, even back in 1997 you could hear the meticulous production technique which would lead to bigger and better things in the next century.....

Rude Boy Man is a fantastic Gabber track and a good start to the record. A bouncy 909 kickdrum and a really good synth riff that occasionally tails up. With slightly harder drums there's a high pitched Techno sound that works quite well. The bridge of the track has nice drum patterns and vocal samples. The last breakdown has fairly decent scratching by The Viper and the "kick it" sample from Beastie Boys (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) is a nice touch before the really good synth makes a final appearance. Although I can't place the sampled song, The Ragga vocals used throughout are very effective. Well produced Gabber.

Viper's Freestyle Mix Part 2 is a short but sweet Breakbeat song and an unexpected track to hear on Dwarf Records! It has that early 90's English Breakbeat vibe, the one and only breakdown is just full of Bass and background scratches from Mr. Pelupessy. Unfortunately the best part is the last minute with a excellent Techno riff, you could base an entire track on that alone. A nice little inclusion to the vinyl. Side note: several of the samples used here would return on Black Knight's Back To The O School, Melvin must have really like them!

The B1 track is a good excuse to talk about Attic and Stylzz. Overall, their music was a bit hit or miss, but I liked them because they had a unique albeit weird sound. This particular remix is a hit. The main vocal sample is taken from a famous interlude from Public Enemy's awe inspiring It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. It was performed at Public Enemy's first concert in England 1987 at the Hammersmith Apollo in West London. The first quarter of the remix consists of fast scratching presumably by The Viper, it sounds nice and is kept in 4/4 time and good for beat mixing. I believe the sample is Kool Moe Dee – To the Beat Y'all. The first breakdown starts with what I can only describe as the voicebox of R2-D2 being stretched out, very Techno-y but I've always like it. This leads into a more conventional keyboard riff which is eventually chopped up to good effect. The last breakdown has dope Hip Hop beats and more reasonable scratching from The Viper. This also includes a distinctly odd but catchy Attic and Stylzz synth melody, this dominates the second half of the remix and is also chopped up towards the end. The constant change ups in the remix is to be commended, always keeping you on your toes, one of the hidden delights in the Attic and Stylzz discography.

Voodoo Magic rounds off the record, but it takes a different approach. Unlike most Hardcore Gabber, which is very much in your face music, Voodoo Magic has a more mature laid back feel to it. Not really Trance orientated, a solid kickdrum though, but almost Minimalist Hardcore with lots of interesting sounds. The second half has a spacey Sci-Fi synth, I've always enjoyed it. I tend to play Voodoo Magic with my Trancecore records and it fits perfectly while sounding refreshing different. I feel like this is The Viper being a bit more experimental, kinda wish he did more stuff like this.

I love this record, a forgotten piece of black gold. Because of this record, I made a mental note to always check out anything by The Viper, which helped me immensely during the 2000's!

I have two 22 year old complaints for Combined Forces about the record cover:

1. White letters on a light grey cover, are you trying to test my eyesight?
2. The front and back of the record cover is virtually empty and you couldn't be bothered to print the track listing?! You even truncate the completely unwarranted catalogue number. Whoever designed the cover, what were you thinking??

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