Single of the Day – Black Gold – C’mon Stop
C’mon, stop what you’re doing and check out this booming SOTD from Black Gold!
Released in 1983 on the mighty Prelude label, ‘C’mon Stop’ was written by unsung electro hero Jon Robie. As Arthur Baker’s right-hand man during the early eighties, Robie helped to produce seminal tracks from Afrika Bambaataa’s ‘Planet Rock’ to Man Parrish’ ‘Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)’. A reappraisal of the man’s work is surely over due, but ‘C’mon Stop’ is one helluva example of the Robie’s genius.
A fantastic proto-house track, the combination of hypnotic disco horns and rhythms with futuristic synths and percussion, results in a spacious yet incredibly tight record. Still sounding timeless, it is a big favourite with the legendary Mark Seven. It’s easy to see why, if you know what I mean. Prepare yourself for ten minutes of unbridled dancey joy!