Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop are bringing back "The Mexican", one of the defining b-boy hymns and underground dance classics of all time. The original version by the British rock group Babe Ruth was a groundbreaking cut at Kool Herc's block parties in the Bronx as well as at David Mancuso's Loft in Manhattan.
"The Mexican" has been sampled and covered by everybody from Bambaataa and Todd Terry to The Bombers and Jellybean.
Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop from Berlin are coming with a completey fresh and 100% sample-free take for 2006, flipping the original vocals of singer Janita Hahn with full emphasis on the breaks and the keys.
This one-sided promo-only release is limted to 500 copies and not for sale!
"This is THE version of Babe Ruth's 'The Mexican' to have!"
- Jazzman, London
"Milk Crate turning up the heat on their re-edit series, this time featuring a reworking of the immortal b-boy record "The Mexican" by Babe Ruth. Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop have done some creative tinkering here, building their own version with the original acapella and absolutely no samples. The beats (those 80s sounding synth drums) are programmed, the bass and the keys are live, and the acapella sounds awesome. 9 minutes plus. Not to get all ultra you must buy now on you, but you should know that this is a one-sided limited run (500 pieces), with only a handful making it to the US." - TTL, New York
Please note: Our friends from TTL mixed up things here a little. "The Mexican" is a MPM release, even though Marc + Jim have released a string of 12"s on our favourite NY remix label Milk Crate.
"A richly funky take on Babe Ruth's breakbeat classic "The Mexican" -- with a heavy emphasis on the heavy beats and rolling bongo sound that make it one of the defining tracks for a beat digging generation! This fresh version really ratchets up the funky elements -- the bass thumps harder on our speakers than any track we've listened to in a while -- with an equally hard emphasis on the drums and the keys! "
- Dusty Groove, Chicago