The Beat featuring Ranking Roger: Bounce

The late 70s/early 80s Birmingham band The Beat are well-remembered for a string of high-rhythm and bass-driven songs, including chart singles like ‘Too Nice to Talk To’ and ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’ as well as for a political edge that was a million miles away from the narcissistic posing of other 80’s bands. Their memorable […]

King Yoof: Homage to the King

Here’s a dub release steeped in the sound system culture of south London. In the making for a period of years, the album was apparently not intended for release, concentrating instead on working and reworking samples of dub from over the years, extending their possibilities and seeing where they would take the producer (and the […]