KID SHIRT

Saturday, October 08, 2005

STEAMROLLAH MI DJ

And here's something I recorded in a previous life, one of many that my (currently grounded) eldest daughter doesn't yet know about (click to enlarge and check the credits, ye Pale Dagon-Rasta of Olde Arkham):



Recorded using the notorious "Brown Bert's Dunny" Riddim:

Kid Shirt in the area...

Cancel all leave!

Live an' direct from The Liddle Chef, Poddimore Roun'about...

If you like your eggs runny/then jump on board Brown Bert's dunny!

Steamrollah mi DJ! (Say! Look at dat!)
Steamrollah mi DJ! (Oh! Look at dat!)

Say Bling! Say Bang! Kid Shirt on d'microphone stand!
Say Bling! Say Bang! Kid Shirt on d'microphone stand!

Worse 'em, mi Kid!

Steamrollah mi DJ! (Say! Look at dat!)
Steamrollah mi DJ! (Oh! Look at dat!)

Etc, etc.

HI POWA!



No big deal, this sort of thing, if you're a Londoner: I mean, there must be dozens of sound-systems and crews playing out in the The Smoke on an average w/end (and if you doubt me, then just check John Eden's site for fliers...), but the concept that Yeovil, a small rural market town in South Somerset, has its own Sound System (Burnin Sound Hi Powa) is pretty bizarre to start with. And the fact that it's been going for, what, 25 years or more, is even more bizarre, and is a testament to the committment of Bruno, the Hardest Working Man in (Yeovil) Show-Biz.

Nice to see they're still out and about, and still going strong, playing a mix of Roots and Dancehall.

I bumped into Keiran, one of the crew, in town a week or so ago, and he mentioned they had a gig coming up. Someone had told me that their sound was starting to play types of Bashment other than Dancehall, so I asked him if they'd started dropping any Grime or Reggaeton.

"Reggaeton? Uh, nah, not too sure about that, mate..."

"Why's that? Don't you like it, then?"

"Oh, no, the rhythms are alright. It's just that I don't have a clue what them fucking MCs are going on about. Jamaican patois, I can understand, but I can't be havin' it with that bloody Spanish malarkey."