[Botchit & Scarper – 1998]
01. Freqazoid (Electro-Slag Mix)
02. Pure Evil
03. Freqazoid (Original Mix)
12” Vinyl / CD / Download
Original Mix available on the 1999 debut album ‘FreQ’s Geeks & Mutilations’.
“This was also a homage to old school electro (otherwise known as REAL electro lol), ’70s funk and disco (think Chic’s ‘Le Freak’), and a little jungle 808 bass in there too. The funny thing is I must have subconsciously been following in the mighty George Michael’s foot steps as the bassline sounds like his former 80’s pop duo Wham’s hit “Wham Rap” – they were ripping of Chic’s “Le Freak’.
But it doesn’t stop there. The lead synth bass line is ‘highly reminiscent” (i.e. a rip off) of the “hey sucker, what the hells got into you?” line from WHAM’s worldwide pop hit ‘Young Guns’. This last musical ‘reference’ may have been the second ever white rap record behind Blondie’s ‘Rapture’, but it is still possibly the most cheesy and embarrassing reference for an underground music producer ever.
I like to think we were both influenced by the same great soul and funk records but the truth is WHAM were huge in New Zealand and I must have soaked it all up and stored it all away. I’m not sure why I am telling you all this, so please keep it to yourself!”