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Paul McClean | 11:27 UK time, Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Freq Nasty - Boomin' Back Atcha ft Phoebe One (Botchit and Scarper, 1999)

Yes yes yes, now we have the Presets and Cut Copy (we shan't even enter the Pendulum debate *yawn*) but back in the late 90's Antipodean electronica was pretty boggin', let's be honest, with a few notable one-off exceptions. Freq Nasty was one of the first to actually make some decent recrods on a regular basis. The dreadlocked Kiwi moved to London and pretty much defined the nascent breaks scene along with the likes of the Botchit crew, Rennie Pilgrem and Adam Freeland.

Freq's debut album was a mash of retro sci-fi paranoia, scuzzy broken beats and an irresistable sense of the dancefloor. This track was neither Nu Skool Breaks, house, hip-hop or anything else to hang your cliches upon. It was fresh, funny and utterly infectious. With Phoebe One throwing it down in outstanding form on the mic, its the soundtrack to imminent invasion of Earth by leggy Amazonian Martian chicks. Its a wonky zombie rave stomp from the future, which has just GOT to be a cool thing, baby. This track is 10 years old. Let's all join hands and weep... *sob*

ATL recommends you turn this up on your 8k rig (goes boom boom).

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