The song is a meandering journey through old Blues samples and Detroit beats. It borrows from the fast-picked bassline intro for Devo
's 1977 tune "Mongoloid." "One of the most interesting things that came from that process was the Devo bassline, and a blues piano chord that sounded slightly out of tune," Benjamin recalled. "It was one chord off a record, and I sampled and played a copy of the bassline with a sample of this piano stab on top - that's where the whole hook came from."
The pair also threw in a Nina Simone sample from her song "Rags & Old Iron," which they'd also acquired earlier that day. "The funniest thing about that was that nobody could work out what she was saying, for such a long time," chuckled Benjamin. "Even I didn't know that she was saying 'Rags and old iron, rags and old iron, all she was buying was rags and old iron'."