THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Homeboy, a Hippie and a Funki Dredd: Total Confusion [1990]

Of all the stars of the rave scene that were gone too soon, Caspar Pound arguably shone the brightest.

As the founder of Rising High Records, Pound, who died in 2004 at he age of just 33, was the first to licence the Harthouse label for release in the UK and Ireland, introducing a generation of ravers to the joys of German trance.

As a producer, he is perhaps better known for his work as The Hypnotist, alongside Pete Smith, but before all that, he released the seminal Total Confusion, under the alias A Homeboy, a Hippie and a Funki Dredd.

Pound was just 19 when the track came out, on Tam Tam Records, with the main riff reportedly inspired by 808 State’s Cubik (close your eyes and you can hear the resemblance).

RIP Caspar.

[Kudos to obscureoldskool for the YouTube upload]

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