Synthetic Substitution

Melvin Bliss

  • Label: Soopastole
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Genres: Bboy Breaks, Beats, Funk, Mash-Ups, Re-edits and Reworks, Soul, Soul Funk
  • Format: 7 inch
  • Catalogue number: BAB101

Availability: In stock


This tasty, DJ-friendly 7" single boasts two extended, break-heavy reworks of obscure and in-demand soul workouts. On the A-side you'll find a tasty extension of Melvin Bliss's superb, piano-heavy 1983 cut "Synthetic Substitution". While Bliss's brilliant original - all heartfelt vocals, jaunty keys and warm bass - is largely kept in tact, the mystery re-editor naturally makes more of the opening breakbeat, which was sampled several times during hip-hop's "golden era". Flip for a similarly tasty rearrangement of Sweet Daddy Floyd's 1978 Blaxploitation style disco-funk shuffler "I Just Can't Help Myself", a cut rich in rolling breaks, densely layered percussion, punchy orchestration and "Shaft"-style guitar licks.

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Synthetic Substitution



Side 1
1. Labi Siffre - "I Got The"
Side 2
1. Banbarra - "Shack Up"