45 King/Take 6: Spread Love remix
From 12″ (?:?)

DJ Eli Escobar: Heavenly Break
From Outside Broadcast (2007)

Speaking of early ’90s stuff I’ve been digitizing, I finally got around to digging out my copy of 45 King’s famous “Spread Love” bootleg that combines the a cappella vocals of Take Six with one of the all-time, greatest drumbreaks, Ike and Tina Turner’s “Cussin’, Cryin’ and Carryin’ On.” I don’t know if 45 King was the first to figure out that this sounded amazing once looped, but it’s stuff like this that words like “phat” were invented to characterize. The slap on this is so deep and wide, it’s the breakbeat equivalent of Teahupoo.

This song has been bootlegged numerous times – I have it on three different 12″s, which doesn’t include the Bozo Meko 45 that came out a couple of years ago. I don’t believe this ever had a formal release but if anyone knows what it first came out on, let me know.

The “Spread Love” break (I’ve also seen it referred to as TKTKTK) pops up repeatedly, even now – the Eli Escobar track uses the same one, this time, interspersed with a lil Tears for Fears for a cool, 2 min track that made the blog rounds in 2007.