231 – Linx – Intuition (1981)
Written by David Grant & Peter Martin
Label – Chrysalis
The early 80s was an incredibly diverse period in popular music (particularly in the U.K), with the remnants of disco, punk, and the rise of ska, reggae, post punk, synth pop and new wave. Britfunk spread through clubland, and for a brief period, rivaled any dance music that came from overseas. At the forefront were Linx, an underrated band that cleverly combined white hot funk rhythms with calypso instrumentation. “Intuition” would achieve a number seven chart status, its crisp rhythm, steel drum accompaniment, and bass player Sketch’s rumbling bass made for a highly original single.