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Hot Doggie

Colourbox

15th June 1987

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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.

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

I recommend checking out Breakdown, their 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 later.