The Original Gabba* ‎– Kick Some Azz

Mokum Records ‎– MOK 33, Mokum Records ‎– DB 17936
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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℗ 1995 The All Blacks B.V.
© 1995 The All Blacks B.V.

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  • Barcode: 0 16861 19736 6
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 9231
  • Other: 08-027243-20

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December 3, 2018

Not sure why this was called Original Gabba instead of Gabber like the first release (Headbanger!).
Anyway, Life Is Like A Dance starts with what sounds like a pretty childish sample of a song (not sure which one, it's not Elstak ;-) , then it turns into a hardcore banger with a samba whistle and otherwise usual great elements by Chosen Few. In the end the speed increases close to 250BPM.
Oooh Oooh starts off with some bongos, nice hardcore rhythms are following and the key sample of a choir sound the title was named after. This all happens in 195 BPM.

Now to the B-Side: B1 starts with a 40 second intro which is a sample from Snoop Dogg feat. Bow Wow - Gz and Hustlas (Intro) with a shocking answer from a young pupil. Thats the perfect time to play that kicking hardcore drum ;) Then we go into some nice mixture of hardcore beats and some breakbeats. Different sounds like a sirene and other flavors mixed by Mr. Prijt follow.
Kick Some Azz could be considered the highlight, although the other tracks are very close. It's a 190BPM smasher with an interesting intro that sounds like a few squeaking sounds, some breakbeats, a key sample that consists of pitched vocals singing slightly in the background combined with some strings which creates a dark and sinister mood, then we have highly repeating Kick Some Azz vocals. That's it in a nutshell, of course you have to listen to it yourself.

Overall the B-Side feels a little stronger on this worthy to buy release to me, but I feel that the Headbanger MOK16 is still the slightly better release by this alias of Chosen Few.


November 21, 2007

This is one of my favourite Mokum releases, and a very underrated one too. The highlight is probably "Kick Some Ass", but all four of the tracks are worth playing. All the usual elements of Chosen Few tracks are there - high tempo, samples from English breakbeat hardcore, and none of the usual cliches and ideas that were in hundreds of other Dutch hardcore records from the same time. This might be why it wasn't played as much as it should have been - but at the same time it's why it's worth seeking out!