Home Taping Is Killing Music Month Presents : Ron G – Got The Fat Beats (Mix 11)
This was one of a series of double tapes that I copped from Depth Charge in
Leeds York. They used to advertise in HHC all the time, even before the full-page inside back cover ads that Assassin used to run, plus they were cheaper too. At the height of transactions with them, I was easily dropping 200 to 300 quid A WEEK on tapes, cds, and vinyl… crazy money… but you do silly things like that when you don’t have any real responsibilities and can blow a week’s wages on Hiphop, don’t you?
This was one of my favorite tapes at the time, because Ron worked really hard to take his blends in a different direction from many of the other DJs who were dropping tapes during this period – he’d drop many combinations that worked perfectly, but that you’d also curse because you never thought of them yourself; and in addition he was really putting in some work on looping bits and pieces of records to create a background for the acapellas… something I hadn’t really seen from anyone else on a mix tape. Imagine how my eagerness turned to disappointment when I came across this (nh)…
Things to note: Miss Jone’s horrible singing on the intro, the looping of ‘Dre Day’ with ‘Ill Street Blues’ dropped over the top (banonkas!), Prince and ‘Mona Lisa’, the retouching of Silk’s ‘Freak Me’ and Shai’s ‘If I Ever Fall’, Scarface over Isaac Haye’s finest loop, and the DOC’s most famous song getting a summery spruce up.
No track list for this – apollergeez.
Ron G – Got The Fat Beats (Mix 11)