Give Him The Rod Already

In case you weren’t are, Hessle Audio are dropping a compilation of the hottest stuff around real soon – backed with some of the most certified classics in recent years (because they put them out, and it’s time you heard them all over again).

Well, on the side with all the fresh goodness, is this re-imagining of ‘Give A Man A Rod’ by dearest James. Guessing he really wants to drill home that whole “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, but give a man a rod and he’ll eat for the rest of his life” idea. Although I always kind of thought that idea overlooks the rising prices of fishing equipment, and how the guy will probably end up in massive amounts of debt. Plus, fishing is traditionally seen as a way of fathers avoiding their kids, and the parental responsibilities that go long with them.

This version shows that James can still present you with stuff to floor the dance – and is a pretty big testament to how high the quality level is throughout the comp. They’re also throwing a party at XOYO tomorrow night. For a chance to win one of three pairs of tickets we’re going, head over to our facebook and show some love.

7 responses to “Give Him The Rod Already”

  1. […] Next Monday, May 16, UK dubstep laboratory Hessle Audio releases an expansive label comp called 116 & Rising. One especially bright spot in the Hessle catalogue came by way of three early EPs from James Blake, whose Bells Sketch highlight “Give a Man a Rod” will be featured on the comp in its second, currently-unreleased iteration. Check out the clean, drop-free stream above, via Boiler Room. […]

  2. […] Next Monday, May 16, UK dubstep laboratory Hessle Audio releases an expansive label comp called 116 & Rising. One especially bright spot in the Hessle catalogue came by way of three early EPs from James Blake, whose Bells Sketch highlight “Give a Man a Rod” will be featured on the comp in its second, currently-unreleased iteration. Check out the clean, drop-free stream above, via Boiler Room. […]

  3. […] Stream: James Blake, “Give a Man a Rod (Second Version)” STORY BY: Matthew Schnipper, PHOTOGRAPHY: Guy Martin (F72 ) var addthis_product = 'wpp-254'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};The first version of James Blake‘s “Give a Man a Rod” appeared on a Hessle 12-inch many-ish moons ago. He’s reworked the track now for a Hessle compilation, jazzed it up for a complex dance floor. The dinner bell is a nice touch. (via Boiler Room) […]

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