Primed, and ready to be launched into
the venomous pit that is the search for chart success, 24 year old, Brixton born
Fallacy is about to drop
the debut single from his forthcoming long player. Now to be known as a solo
artist, Fallacy has built up to this gradually, gaining experience by guesting
and venturing into different genres, now he has to stand on his own feet and it
seems the must be size 18s or something, as there is to be no knocking this guy over.
This 12" is in fact two 12"s, although I'm not sure if everyone will
be getting this. The first 12", with a white label and black text is the
most interesting. On the A side there is the original mix of Big N' Bashy, and
on the B side the instrumental. Being on a major now, there will be maximum return
on investment and it is likely that this will include keeping the number of
tracks per release down. Big N' Bashy is the sort of track that Fallacy is
becoming synonymous with, i.e. it has quite a great deal of energy in a jump up
way, and like the title is flash and showy. As such it is a good choice for a
opening single and should get heads attention.
'Big 'N Bashy' is the first release from Fallacy since his anthemic hit "The Groundbreaker" last year
and nearly 8 months on, having been working on his debut album, 'Blackmarket Boy' (released May 19th),
Big 'n' Bashy feels like another classic in the making. Featuring the sweet reggae vocals of Harlesden's Tubby T, 'Big 'N Bashy' is already being championed by Tim Westwood, Colin Murray and Steve Lamacq
on Radio 1. The track opens with the main brass that perpetuates throughout the
track and because of its harsh stab nature it is what give the track most of its
drive and energy, however before the other instrumentation kicks in it reminds
me of the Muppets opening music. Once the music kicks in though everything is
different. Fallacy has a very distinctive voice and blends street-level slang and
impassioned vocals with an assertive, no-nonsense attitude. Fallacy's flow is
fluid and he has a microphone swagger which doesn't waste a single breath. All
the Hip Hop and dancehall styles that he hss been tuned into since his youth
come through here .
The second 12" has a black label with white text and features a DnB mix by
DJ Die, the Back From Detroit Mix and a Garage mix by
DJ Narrows, the Resurrection Mix. This is what the big labels do. They give
you one track and mix it every which way so that there should be a version on
there that will appeal to everyone, however, it may also mean that the majority
of punters will find that there are a large number of mixes which probably won't
get spun that much. I have said in the past I would rather more different
tracks, or even remixes that remain within the genre, don't get me wrong, I'd
rather have these remixes than not. Having said all that the mixes are pretty
good and being a promo package are ideal for DJs who should have no problem
playing these somewhere in their sets. Both
of these mixes bear little or no resemblance to the original, I mean, for both of these
versions Fallacy's verse does not appear, and it is only DJ Narrows' mix that
makes use of a small Fallacy sample in the chorus. The quality is proved by the
number one position for the DJ Die remix in the Grooverider chart.
So, what does this 12" herald for Big Falz?
Everything is set for this track to explode, so will it be yet another damp
squib that doesn't detonate properly? Well only time can tell and I would like
it do well and break down a few barriers.