Rewind: Brock Landars - S.M.D.U

Those who followed the music scene in the late 90s will remember Big Beat, an eclectic hip-hop flavoured dance genre, where samples were used heavily. This single mashed up Blur's Song 2 with The Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up, as well as a few other elements from tracks I can't quite identify. It reached number 49 in the UK singles chart 20 years ago in July 1998.

The identity of who made this has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Some music press articles mentioned that Brock Landars was a porn star. Other sources suggest that rather than an adult entertainer turned music producer, "Brock Landars" was just a pseudonym for David Conway, Larry Lush and some other un-named contributors. Information on Discogs is telling me that dance legends Paul Oakenfold and Dave Seaman were involved, although sources are scarce.