The Blapps Posse ‎– Don't Hold Back!

Blapps! Records ‎– SEX 075
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*
A2 Don't Hold Back! (Instrumental)
Producer, Written-By – Hastey*, DJ Jazzy Jason*Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Jazzy Jason*
A3 Don't Hold Back! (Backapella)
Producer, Written-By – Hastey*, DJ Jazzy Jason*Rap – M.C. Dazzle D*Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Jazzy Jason*
B1 Do What You Want To (Rap)
Producer – DJ Jazzy Jason*Written-By [Rap] – Dazzle D*, DJ Jazzy Jason*, MC ST, M.C. Untouchable*
B2 Bus' It (It's Time To Get Busy)
Producer – Hastey*, Jazzy Jason

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All tracks engineered at Noisegate Studio, London.

Don't Hold Back! samples :
Vocals from Sinnamon - I Need You Now
Drums from Lyn Collins - Think

Do What You Want To (Rap) samples
Organ from The Doors - When The Music's Over
Vocals from Bar-Kays ‎– Let's Have Some Fun

Bus' It (It's Time To Get Busy) samples
Stab from Marshall Jefferson ‎– Move Your Body

Durations not stated on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SEX 076 The Blapps Posse Don't Hold Back! (Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Blapps! Records SEX 076 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SEX 075 RM The Blapps Posse Don't Hold Back (2016 Remaster)(4xFile, WAV, EP, RM) Blapps! Records SEX 075 RM UK 2016
SEX078RM The Blapps Posse Don't Hold Back '91 (2016 Remaster)(5xFile, WAV, Single, RM) Blapps! Records SEX078RM UK 2016
TRIBE 1 Blapps Posse* Don't Hold Back / Bus 'It(12", Promo) Tribal Bass Records TRIBE 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TRIBECD5 1 The Blapps Posse Don't Hold Back(CD, Maxi) Tribal Bass Records TRIBECD5 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version


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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.


August 2, 2016
edited 11 months 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!


December 5, 2014
edited over 3 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.

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


February 9, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
RE below. The sample in question is from the band 'Stone'

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.


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??


August 27, 2007
edited over 11 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.