Coming down on the mic, as hard as a hammer.
There were undoubtedly hundreds of thousands of drum and bass singles that were released in the late 90's, and what may have been a banger in your part of the world may have been totally slept on here in the South Florida, or vice versa. Most of my initial knowledge of drum and bass was by way of this cool cat named Herbie that worked at the DJ Store in Fort Lauderdale. He introduced me to some amazing shit, which introduced me to some other amazing shit, and so on and so forth. On this fine day, one of the random twelve-inches he suggested was U.T.I.'s I'm Finished, backed with Heat on the b-side. I had never heard of this track, nor the artist, but the second I previewed I'm Finished, it struck that unexplainable nerve and immediately became a mainstay in my drum and bass sets between 1998 and 1999. Old-school hip-hop heads will immediately recognize the Uptown It's My Turn sample, and in hindsight, that's probably what attracted me to this track, as well as other songs of this era that sampled classic hip-hop joints. Take a little stroll down memory lane at 320kbps and get ready to jump-up and throw down!
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