The next forthcoming release on the Originals label takes us back to the late eighties with this aptly daisy aged ispired release featuring a tune from De La Soul's classic debut album. Jenifer Taught Me has never been released as a 45 so I'm sure it will be a welcome addition to any serious collectors arsenal. It's an odd choice of tune from the first album, and is sounding a little dated but I'm happy that the label didn't go for one of the usual tried and tested picks off Three Feet High And Rising.

Keeping in line with the previous releases in the Originals series, the flip side showcases the original sample source from Maggie Threft. I think this tune might have a bit more traction with the deejays as it holds up quite well. It's fun and bouncy - and whilst it has already seen two releases on 45 (The most recent also being a De Le Soul inpired bootleg) both are pretty hard to come by, so this should make collectors happy. This rap 45 will be released late September through all the usual record outlets.


Originals to drop 2 new 45s

Written on 10 July 2015

The mysterious label Originals are about to drop 2 new 45's, with their 28th and 29th release. The format for the series is to have a classic Hip Hop track on one side, and provide the original sample sourse on the flip - making the purchase of double copies irresistable. The two new releases unfortunately don't offer too many surprises, with three of the four tracks having been previously released as 45's -  But for those DJs who have the legit pressing of these songs could do well to grab these to knock about in the club, without running the risk of damaging the OG's.

  1. Marvin Gaye - T Plays It Cool
  2. DJ Jazzy Jeff - A Touch Of Jazz
  1. Art Blakey - Stretching (J Rocc edit)
  2. Digable Planets - Rebirth Of Slick