Singles of the year: #24

24. Rude Bwoy Thug Life – Ce’cile

1999: Let Forever Be – Chemical Brothers
1994: Son Of A Gun – JX
1989: Your Love – Frankie Knuckles

Not strictly speaking a 2004 release, but an MP3 of an Jamaican dancehall track from a year or so earlier, which seemed to get everywhere last year following an appearance on Fluxblog. The rhythm track (I think we’re actually supposed to say “riddim”, but I can’t quite bring myself to) is of particular interest, as it’s a direct re-working of The Cure’s 1985 hit Close To Me, and you don’t generally find much of a Goth-pop influence in Jamaican dancehall, so you know, fascinating innit?

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