Bomb The Bass
The Dragon (Reviewed by wavemeister):
The Bass 'Into The Dragon', released in 1988 by Rhythm King/Epic, Hip
Beat Dis (US 7" Mix)
Megablast Rap (Version)
On The Cut
Don´t Make Me Wait
Megablast (Hip Hop On Precinct 13)
Say A Little Prayer
Beat Dat (Freestyle Scratch Mix)
a year that saw many changes in the music scene - new trends like Acid
House and Balearic Beats dawned on the horizon, while Wave Pop was slowly
fading (although most of the fans weren´t aware of this development
Among the many new music styles which rushed in the ears of the listeners,
some DJs and producers had the idea of mixing Hip Hop and Dancefloor -
another new style was born which went under different names, from Hip
Hop over Freestyle to Crossover.
The 4AD (!) project M/A/R/R/S paved the way for this genre with the massive
hit 'Pump Up The Volume' (German Single Charts #2) at the end of 1987,
and the beginning of 1988 saw the follower to this success - Bomb The
Bass' 'Beat Dis'.
DJ Tim Simeon from Brixton (UK) saw the potential behind the hit of M/A/R/R/S,
and so he started to produce his first single, for only 150 British Pounds.
'Beat This' soon rushed up the charts (German Single Charts #6), and an
album was the logic consequence.
'Into The Dragon' featured an outstanding comic-art cover and a clever
mix of the new sounds and old-school Hip Hop. 'Shake It' featured some
elements of Acid House, while 'Megablast (Hip Hop On Precinct 13)' based
on the theme of John Carpenters cult movie 'Assault on Precinct 13'. 'Don´t
Make Me Wait' and 'Say A Little Prayer' (originally written by Burt Bacharach)
became also hits, although they didn´t charted as high as the first
This album was also a rendezvous of other artists which had hits at this
time or were famous, like Mark Moore (S-Express) and Jazzy B (Soul II
of Bomb The Bass and other artists of the same genre was only of a short
time, especially in Germany when Techno took over on the dancefloors.
But this album is memorable for it´s groundbreaking role and the