Thursday, 5 March 2009

M-Beat featuring Jamiroquai - Do U Know Where You're Coming From (1996)

Renk Records, CDRENK63
I dug this one out especially for Mickey, whom I know is something of a Jamiroquai fan.
Back in 1996, seemingly from out of nowhere, a weird collaboration happened. M-Beat (a guy best known for the jungle track Incredible with General Levy) made a funky slice of Drum & Bass with perennial Acid jazz faves Jamiroquai.
Like I said, weird.
However, the results were most definitely not weird. Anything but, in fact. The combination of D&B tempo drums and 70’s funk permeating this track (you’ve got to love those wah-wah guitars) work very well indeed alongside Jay Kay's always catchy vocals, giving Jamiroquai one of their punchier, funkier moments. This is proper future funk.
There are several versions, with not a LOT to pick from between them, but I always err on the side of the Extended Mix, which kicks some serious bootie (and has more wah-wah's and vibes).
Essential stuff!

Do check out the second link, it contains the Jumpin' Jack Frost remix that was only on the 12", and so wasn't on this CD.

An edit of this track made its way onto certain editions of the Travelling Without Moving CD as an unheralded bonus track.
  • Do U Know Where You're Coming From (Original Mix)
  • Do U Know Where You're Coming From (Touch Of Horn Mix)
  • Do U Know Where You're Coming From (Extended Mix)
  • Do U Know Where You're Coming From (Full Horns Mix)
  • Do U Know Where You're Coming From (Intelligent Groove Mix)
  • Do U Know Where You're Coming From (Dextrous Remix)
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Do U Know Where You're Coming From.zip File size: 33.1 MB
Triviality: The tracklisting differs slightly between the back of the inlay card (displayed above, and which I've included in the .ZIP file), and the folded "lip" part of the inlay card. Have a look and see what I mean. I've gone with the ones listed above, but you might want to amend the track names if you feel I should have gone for the others.

3 comments:

  1. How you know I'm a Jamiroquai fan?

    Just coz I got all his albums and get an uncontrollable urge to 'soul spin' every time I hear Canned Heat, that don't mean I'm a fan. The 9 tracks on my itunes with 5 star ratings might give it away I guess.

    Great post Kymba, trying to find my copy to see if it has the conflicting info but it's hiding from me. I had it last week?

    I have to say Kymba, you're a breath of fresh air. I wouldn't have posted this cos I'm the Soul Vendor and it's all about my soul. I try not to post 'the obvious' or music that doesn't fall close enough to the soulful side of things. You get to s-t-r-e-t-c-h my rules a bit and add a bit of variety. It's all good Honey, it's all good.

    Here's an extra track, Do You Know... (Hands In The Air Mix,not as good but just to add a bit of variety.

    New Link
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NMHPTXQB


    By the way, you go posting any Milli Vanilli or MC Hammer and we are gonna fall out girl!

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  2. Can you reupload his amazing album on mediafire or someone else because i'ts on megaupload =(

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  3. Hi Sebastian, I've uploaded this release again for you on a fresh post here: http://soul-vendor.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/m-beat-featuring-jamiroquai-do-u-know.html - I'm using Mediafire now. :)

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