That’s My Style
[Skint Records – 2001]
01. That’s My Style
“‘That’s My Style’ was another of my breakbeat garage-style jams and did a pretty good job of bridging the gap between the cheesy garage elements and the dark side of breakbeat. I think the vocal was nicked from a DMX tune but I got London’s Spoonface to re-vocal it. Spoonface is incredible – he can sing or rap any style and imitate anyone, and he has his own dope sing-jay style mixing up the Jamaican dancehall and London Soul sounds. And heâ€™s an ILL producer.
As an aside, I got asked to play this club night down in Australia a few years ago called â€˜Nutshell Breaksâ€™. It was a curious name for a club night and so when I got to Newcastle (just North of Sydney) I asked Dan, the promoter and DJ, where he came up with the name. He looked at me as if I was stupid and chanted â€œThatâ€™sâ€¦ nut shell”. I stared blankly back at him. Again he chanted â€œThatâ€™sâ€¦ nut shell. You know the lyrics of that tune you put out?â€?. I creased up laughing and after picking myself up off the sidewalk and catching my breath I explained to him that it was â€œThatâ€™s MY STYLEâ€? not â€œThatâ€™s NUT SHELLâ€?. Funnily enough, if I ever hear it now I can only hear â€˜Thatâ€™sâ€¦ nut shellâ€™. Dan has since become Dan Aux, house producer extraordinaire and signed to Tommy Sunshineâ€™s label in NYC while making tunes out of his newly adopted home (and my hometown) Auckland, New Zealand! The Nutshell circle is complete!
Nutshell Breaks (the club) went on for a good few years in Newcastle and I was very proud not only have a club named after one of my tunes but to be closely associated with the outer layer of organic matter that protects the source of most of my protein intake. Now â€˜Thatâ€™sâ€¦ nut shell!â€?.