ESG – U.F.O. (1981)



Revisiting the heady mix of styles that was early 1980s NYC, ESG’s Scroggins sisters were up there with Tom Tom Club when it came to seminal p-new-funk-wave-hop. Taken from ESG’s self-titled EP, ‘U.F.O.’ has a bonafide classic break. Sampled to death, the song first came to my attention on the 1986 compilation album Ultimate Breaks & Beats, where it featured together with Liquid Liquid’s ‘Cavern‘ and Mountain’s cover of Leslie West’s ‘Long Red’. Public Enemy then sampled it on their track ‘Night of the Living Baseheads’ and the legendary status was guaranteed.

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