Brit-Soul legend Junior Giscombe (he of Mama Used To Say fame) came back in fine style with this dance-floor smasher back in 1990.
Despite featuring D Mob's Dancin' Danny D on production and Nuff Juice on the rap (a combo that worked to great effect on D Mob's Put Your Hands Together), Step Off seems largely forgotten (I can't even find a video on Youtube for it), but still sounds great to me.
The 7" version is dope, with its Hip-Hop breakbeat, stabs, and early nineties trademark piano chords. Dancin' Danny D's Slammin' & Jammin' Mix is essentially an extended version, and, is my favourite of the bunch. The oddity here is The Boogie Pella, which strips out the vocals & melodics and turns it into something of a breakbeat led monster. Really good if you're into that sort of thing (like me).
I've just found out there are a suite of Blacksmith remixes of this that I haven't ever heard before. Damn. I think I'm going to get the 12" and post it here in the future if Mickey hasn't got it. Mick??
- Step Off (7" Version)
- Step Off (Dancin' Danny D's Slammin' & Jammin' Mix)
- The Boogie Fella
The download link is here: Step Off.ZIP | Size: 23.2 MB