Sat. Sep. 21, 2019

The Sound Of Shoom – I Hate Hate

This Beat Is Mine! The Sound Of Shoom featuring Eusebe – I Hate Hate (Southwark St. Mix) (Creation Records)

I suppose many of you might feel quite unfamiliar with this piece of music as a matter of fact. And I reckon there are probably countless reasons for that. Beginning with the identity of this studio act who only managed to release one single. But also its release date, bringing us back to some 27 years ago, back in 1990.
Is this nevertheless enough to not give it a mention / a reminder? The response to me is simply no, as here we therefore have one of the most unsung jewels in the history of contemporary music. And I’m talkin’ about contemporary music to not lock it into a specific genre. In other words, House as far as it is concerned. Although one might pretty well consider it as a piece of modern groove which you, into Soul or Funk, could pretty well like too.

The sound of what? The Sound Of Shoom! Taking its name from a nighter its producer – Danny Rampling – used to have in London at the time. At a period when House Music was still an emerging genre. With “shoom”, an onomatopoeia, meaning the sound made when information flies past the person’s brain or comprehension…

The Sound Of Shoom… And what a sound this is/was at the end. From its jazzy piano driven rhythm part to its stellar keys over a rumblin’ bassline. To Steve Eusebe‘s outstanding performance. Not to mention its straight forward lyrics, quite unusual in such circumstances. A message which, unfortunately, finds such a resonance nowadays. From the demonstrations of populism one can notice here or there. To the reactions of many people spreading rumors when not expressing hate on the social networks…

“I hate hate”, sings Eusebe. “But don’t you know I love love? … Tell me how can you love you enemy when you hate your fellow man!” As many things saying a lot about this timeless song. A song you can also find on the ‘Keepin’ The Faith’ compilation with the same label – Creation Records – released in 1991.

I guess I’ll never suggest you enough to give this underrated treasure from the past a listen. Therefore, I’d like to deeply thank IDMW for givin’ it some space on these shores…

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With warm thanks to Slough-based correspondent, Rob Mullings, for this week’s suggestion…
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