Lunatic - Poppa Large vs Riff Raff / Rap Tight On A Saturday Nite

Written by  | 05 April 2016

Here's a great new release from German producer DJ Lunatic who packages up two cheeky little party tunes for you. The proceedings kick off on the A side with a funky remix of the classic Ultra's track Poppa Large. Kool Keith's vocals ride over a raw backing track. I couldn't say with any authority what the source of the sample was, but it sounds authentically late sixties with that raw New Orleans big brass sound. It's a great little nugget for the dancefloor that will keep the trainspotters guessing.

Equally as interesting on the flip side we get a Masta Ace remix using some very quirky instrumentation. The drums I recognise as Dexter Wansel's Theme from The Planets, but rest I'm not familiar with. DJ Lunatic has sourced a curious sample that to my ears sounds like the 8 Bit music made on the old Amiga computers back in the day - and that's totally cool as I was a big 8 Bit music fanatic back in the day! It's a squelchy and filtered bed of music, and comes off nicely experimental and interesting - although it's not really one for your next boombap DJ gig, I can definitely see myself dropping this joint in certain spots to a musically discearning crowd. The more I listen to it, the more I'm feeling it!

It's worth mentioning that this release is pressed at 33rpm, so you can get busy with double copies. I think the A side will definately be great for this purpose.

Grab you copies from DJ Lunatic's facebook page here

Shan Frenzie

Shan Frenzie

Australian based deejay, radio presenter for 2SER FM, record collector, and chief rocker of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Disco and everything inbetween.

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