MC Tunez – The North At It’s Height

MC Tunez - The North At It's Height (808 State)

Funnny what you find in village charity shops – picked up 3 late 80s UK Hip-Hop related discs today – for a mere quid for the lot.  Never heard or bought this one back in the day – despite having seen 808 State at various outdoor raves both up around Manchester and in fields around the M25.   They were always a perfect matching for an early morning slot providing a mellow-ish sound-scape to help unravel seriously mashed-up brain-cells!

Therefore, more than a tad disappointed by this one – perhaps it is simply the passing of time – but is has not weathered well at all – everything sounds very under-produced by todays standards, the lyrics just don’t really cut it either – still – a nice little piece of history I suppose – just suprising how dated something can sound to these jaded ears !!

MC Tunez - The North At It's Height (808 State)

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  1. yeah i saw 808 state in action a few times too. and i actually had a brief chat with MC Tunes after a gig at the Studio in Bristol once. they did a couple of good singles together..i remember Tunes Splits The Atom ‘borrowed’ the bassline from Stone Roses’ ‘I Am The Resurrection’ and The Only Rhyme That bites had a big wild west sample. never heard the album, though. a lot of stuff from that period tends to sound badly dated now. but give it a few more years…

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