The Blapps Posse ‎– Don't Hold Back!

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Blapps! Records ‎– SEX 075
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A1 Don't Hold Back!
Producer, Written-By – Hastey*, DJ Jazzy Jason*Rap – M.C. Dazzle D*Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Jazzy Jason*
5:11
A2 Don't Hold Back! (Instrumental)
Producer, Written-By – Hastey*, DJ Jazzy Jason*Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Jazzy Jason*
5:23
A3 Don't Hold Back! (Backapella)
Producer, Written-By – Hastey*, DJ Jazzy Jason*Rap – M.C. Dazzle D*Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Jazzy Jason*
1:07
B1 Do What You Want To (Rap)
Producer – DJ Jazzy Jason*Written-By [Rap] – Dazzle D*, DJ Jazzy Jason*, MC ST, M.C. Untouchable*
5:43
B2 Bus' It (It's Time To Get Busy)
Producer – Hastey*, Jazzy Jason
6:19

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All tracks engineered at Noisegate Studio, London.

Don't Hold Back! samples are from Sinnamon - I Need You Now ('83)

Durations not stated on release.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): SE̶C̶ X 075 A1 ADRENALIN
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): SEX 075 B1 ADRENALIN

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8892sales

8892sales

October 21, 2017

Don't Hold Back! (Instrumental) is a bouncy, feel good, fun and an eternal instrumental UK hip hop / breakbeat / hip-house classic. Whatever the heck you'd like to file it under! The mix with the rap is rather unnecessary though, really is.

Do What You Want To was quite a big pirate radio track. The lyrics and anything goes style of relaxed, hippy, happy, cheeky rhymes are rather amusing. Subject matter includes getting drunk, going to the zoo, hotties to chicken sandwiches. Not something I'd choose to listen to at a full on rave environment per se but good innocent fun nonetheless.

"Bus' It" is THEE standout track for me. This one though, not the remix from 1991 which became massive and seemed to take most of the headlines. They went a touch too overboard with the scratching on that one I think. Anyway, this mix just epitomised the Blapps! Posse for me. Raw, to the point, slightly out of synch galloping freestyle beats, big bad 808 bass on the drums, a bit of scratching, well chosen samples and a blaring dirty as scum acid type synth which provides the main signature of the track. Rough.
Steveo33837

Steveo33837

August 2, 2016
edited 1 day ago
Classic UK breakbeat... Don't Hold Back was caned on London pirate radio stations as was Bus' It. Scratching, hip hop like beats, edgy acid sounds + more than a few samples... all done very well & will make you nod your head.

Showing it's age a little now but it's a decent old skool piece at a reasonable price. Two nice tracks for a small outlay, go for it!
Old_Boy

Old_Boy

December 5, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
pretty sure the keyboard sample on do what you want to is from Soul Kitchen by The Doors - its been chopped and sped up but reckon its the one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBWzK2Ds1PM

nice ep as were many other Blapps release back in the day
oddkid

oddkid

January 29, 2014
Classic, pirate radio regular as discussed! also for the trainspotters.........................do what you want to samples the fatback band 'wicky wacky'
moogacid

moogacid

February 9, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
RE below. The sample in question is from the band 'Stone'
http://www.discogs.com/Stone-Girl-I-Like-The-Way-That-You-Move/master/118868

Oh, didn't see someone had already told you in replies...soz! : )

RE comments by Reech at bottom: it's worth having for every track mate.
David68Turner

David68Turner

November 10, 2011
OK question...On "Bus'it" what and where the hell does the looped sample, in for the first time from 0.59 till 1.11, come from? I'm not talking about the "Listen' up!" but the percussive sound that accompanies it, I'm not even sure its a sample from another source because as the record progresses it gets broken down into a scratch...but any ideas are welcome, also has it been used in anything else cause it deserves its own track??
Reech

Reech

August 27, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
This is worth having for track B2 which was very popular on pirate radio at the time. It consists of the looped breakbeat intro from Love Unlimited's 'Love's Theme', overlaid with some string stabs, the looped sample 'Bus it, it's time to get busy and...', some scratching of the phrase 'Kick it live now' and topped off with some mad 303 style Acid excerpts. Very funky and heavy on the bass kicks.