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Gremlins In The Machine: Terror Danjah's Favourite Albums
Rory Gibb , March 28th, 2013 06:39

Grime innovator Terror Danjah tells a story of UK sound system culture, house parties, Versace sunglasses and the evolution of jungle and grime, via the medium of 13 favourite albums


Jodeci - Forever My Lady

I always knew about them but I was late to the party with their records. In the early 90s, they were like... Who can you compare them to now? If Chris Brown was a band, that's what Jodeci was. They were the first R&B proper boyband - after the Jacksons, obviously. Every woman my age group and older, if you say Jodeci, they'll melt like you said Take That. [laughs]

I wasn't into them at first, not until I listened back to the music, and it was like 'wooooah', it's a classic wedding, christening, house parties... You know when the lights go off in a house party in the slow down section, by then you'd better talk to a woman, because when that stuff comes on you're gonna be emotionally upset. If you ain't got a woman it's time to get your coat and go. [laughs] Go home now. I remember hearing 'Cry For You' in a car, and I knew the tune, but when it came on it was almost like it hit me, like 'I've got to turn the music down, I'm about to cry!' It's one of those ones.

Another thing that's important about them, and that you need to know about them, is that they had Mr Dalvin, who was the main producer, and his producing camp was a young Pharrell Williams and Timbaland. So they all spawned from that. That's the other reason I chose Jocedi as well, they're very important.