Bang Ya Head by Youngstar & Pakin OUT NOW 1 Dec 2017
This has got to be grime banger of 2017.Any sentence that contains both the words Youngstar & Pakin means trouble & in song title credits it means double trouble.
Youngstars’ contribution to grime is that of the bones to its body, even newcomers to grime hear tell of the myth that is Pulse.
Pulse X is “that” track, one of the most cited to be that “holy grail” of grime tracks the “1st ever Grime tune” (not that I strictly believe it exists)
Youngstars production “PULSE X” was released in 2002 on Inspirational Records/ Inspired Sounds Records by Musical Mob (the crew Youngstar was member of at that time).
Pulse X & is one of the most sampled/ remixed Grime tunes of all time, also his other classics such as Pulse Y, The Formula, Bongo. My personal favourite “For the Ladies” The Rebirth EP featuring Lorraine Cato.
Then there’s his classic with Dizzee Rascal “Stand Up Tall”
Not to mention the infamous Anal ep (Grime Street) feat Bert & Ernie & an exquisite grime remix of Whitney Huston (no credits on the vinyl presumably because of copyright but Youngstar is my chief suspect).
DDJs, Youngstar label is iconic in its own right. A plethora of releases, joyful heavyweight fun tunes, Youngstar is the grime master of skank.
PAKIN “from Far East Island/ Japan” is a heavyweight Warrior MC. You “don’t need to understand what I say” … his lyrical delivery clouts you round the ears in a way that defies language . His originality & tone cleaves Samurai style through an army of clone MCs straight into the arena of top global Grime vocalists.
Pakins’ GUM project is exhilarating like a audio art gallery showcasing and pushing forward Japanese talent, the hardest vocalists & freshest beats.
Pakins’ collaborations with UK project Dark Elements, such as Anxiety” produced by Darx, have been some of the most innovative & unique in Grime.
There is a story about how this collaboration & DJ BPM special came about,it is best told by a mix… “Don’t throw Pearls to Swine” by DJ BPM hosted by Bluedollarbillz and bursting with exclusives & unreleased dubs (plus a few that are now released).