Monday, 10 May 2010

Badness - Nightmare: Mensah / Cotti & Coki / Bassboy Remixes

A little late arriving, but definitely worth the wait, the tenth vinyl release from No Hats No Hoods is a genre-spanning offering. Badness collaborates with Lil Nasty and grime scene don Skepta for the original title track, the classic stylings of which sets it up as one of the biggest grime releases of the year so far.

What makes it a surprising release, though, is the fact that each of the three remixes accompanying the original tune are actually very good. So often, remixes are simply tacked onto single releases for lack of a decent flipside, but not here...

Fast-rising Bristolian Mensah keeps the vocals intact and backs them with a simple rolling bass and hard-hitting snare:

Cotti and Coki also apply their trademark stamps to the track, as Badness' eery intro vocals are stretched out to full effect, before Coki's current favoured sound drops into the mix:

Finally, Bassboy switches from a half-time dub-reggae intro straight into an old school 4x4 bassline flex:

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