Alk-E-D ‎– Step Up

Label:
Kniteforce Again ‎– KFA 039
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A Step Up 6:48
B1 Lovers 6:51
B2 Not The 1 (Alternative Mix) 6:02

Notes

The A-side spins at 45 RPM, while the B-side spins at 33 ⅓ RPM.

Track A samples vocal from a live performance of Aswad - 'African Children'.
Track B1 samples vocal from Rakim - 'Guess Who's Back'.
Track B2 samples vocals from Class Action - 'Weekend' & Maya Angelou's poem from Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration.

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KFA 039 Alk-E-D Step Up(3xFile, MP3, RE, 192) Kniteforce Again KFA 039 UK 2007
KFA 039 Alk-E-D Step Up(3xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Kniteforce Again KFA 039 UK 2007
KFA 039 Alk-E-D Step Up(3xFile, WAV, RE) Kniteforce Again KFA 039 UK 2007

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the_architech

December 24, 2007

"Step Up" is a nice jungle style oldskool hardcore breaks tune. Nice ragga sound to it with a slight hardcore edge to it. Good rolling beats and carribean MCs. Not much more I can say about that.

I expected "Lovers" to be a lovey dovey oldskool tune, but it's not at all. In fact it's kind of an edgy jungle tune (still oldskool though) but edgy. I think there's a short sample in the breakdown that says something about lovers, but it's not exactly and upbeat tune. Good though. I like jungle.

The alternate take of "Not The One" isn't any better or worse than the original. I think I may prefer this one simply because the original had a long intro that made it a little difficult to mix, but they're just different versions of pretty much the same thing.