[Botchit & Scarper – 1998]
01. Freqazoid (Electro-Slag Mix)
02. Pure Evil
03. Freqazoid (Original Mix)
12â€? 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 Chicâ€™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 Michaelâ€™s foot steps as the bassline sounds like his former 80â€™s pop duo Whamâ€™s hit â€œWham Rapâ€? – they were ripping of Chicâ€™s â€œLe Freakâ€™.
But it doesnâ€™t stop there. The lead synth bass line is â€˜highly reminiscentâ€? (i.e. a rip off) of the â€œhey sucker, what the hells got into you?â€? line from WHAMâ€™s worldwide pop hit â€˜Young Gunsâ€™. This last musical â€˜referenceâ€™ may have been the second ever white rap record behind Blondieâ€™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. Iâ€™m not sure why I am telling you all this, so please keep it to yourself!”