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Hot Doggie

Colourbox 🇬🇧

15th June 1987

Featured on the 1987 4AD Compilation Lonely Is An Eyesore, this track showed the sampling skills of brothers Martyn and Steven Young, recording as Colourbox. Soon after, under the M|A|R|R|S guise, they would have a UK number one hit single with a tune based largely on samples from other records - but Hot Doggie samples from TV and film.

Colourbox had an eclectic repertoire - often dipping into sould and dub for influence, alongside electronica and their sample-based constructions.

I recommend checking out Breakdown, a cover of Baby I Love You So, and The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme.

Colourbox were also the main contributors to the M|A|R|R|S number one hit Pump Up The Volume, more on that later...

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