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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Rinse: 03
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
RINSE 004CD RINSE 004CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/9/2008

Supa D documents the beginnings of house and funky -- the London-based sister scene to bassline house, an offshoot of UK garage -- on the third edition in Rinse's compilation series. Supa D is the single most important DJ credited with starting the genre. The album contains every UK-produced anthem to date, including DJ NG's "Tell Me" single, Geeneus' remix of Benga & Coki's anthem "Night" and "Emotions" by Jelly Jams (aka Geeneus & Zinc) featuring Nikki. If this is the first time you've heard genres house and funky, then think of Benga & Coki's "Night" or T2's "Heartbroken," and you'll be heading in the right direction. Although not strictly from the funky scene, these songs have been whole-heartedly adopted by the genre's ravers after hearing the tracks played in heavy rotation. "It's a new era," insists Supa, and he's right. Whereas grime originally rose out of UK garage's ashes, London is turning full circle as a new, warm, danceable sound emerges from somewhere between house and broken beat, attracting fans from grime, R&B and bashment. Why it's happening is hard to quantify: perhaps urban London is looking for something of its own that is more danceable, yet less masculine and aggressive than grime. Perhaps they wanted something dressier, to escape the grind of the week. Certainly, there are precious few grime raves allowed to happen. Either way, the movement is so new, in fact, that it doesn't yet have a name -- always a sign that something exciting is afoot. The only place you'll find tunes from these producers is on this CD, the first to chronicle the new London funky scene. Other artists include: Perempay & Dee, Naughty, Addictive, Delio D'Cruze, Kcat, Jay's Kitchen, Daniel Sea, Tadow, Fingerprint, Courtney, Nikki, Matic Productions, Donaeo, Footloose, Simone, Fuzzy Logic, Apple, Katy B, MA1 and Funky Junkies.