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Badmarsh & Shri - Get Up
23 October 2001 | 12:25:56 GMT/UTC
Release: 1 January 1970 | 0:00:00 (Outcaste)

Badmarsh and ShriGet Up is the second single to be taken from Bombay-born, London-based multi-instrumentalist duo Badmarsh and Shri's Signs album. Popular with the likes of Pete Tong and Tall Paul, the track is a successful part of the pair's live set.

It features UK Apache twisting James Brown's infamous "get on up" line, in a ragga/hip-hop style, with a rapped replacement for "like a sex machine". The chorus is also reminiscent of DJ Luck & MC Neat's A Little Bit Of Luck, remember that?

The track is not just pure garage, instead it's garage mixed with hip-hop, funk, ragga and maybe even soul. It's good stuff from a genre that doesn't normally come up with good stuff.


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