Euphonic was a chance to focus on a more beat driven sound that took in elements of breakbeat, hip hop, funk, jazz and drum n bass; things we had always listened to but not created as musicians. On this album we worked with various vocalists and recorded in Brooklyn, New York with Dr. Israel, Soothsayer and Kirsty Rock from Trumystic sound system. Tracks also feature Jennifer Achonu (Neech) and Hedlam.
The self-titled album was released in 1998 on the Different drummer label owned by Rockers Hi-fi and received some rave reviews; DJ Magazine claimed that listening to it would ‘make your life better. 9/10'. Quite a departure from COTB, but it still has its roots in the early bong days. Live-wise we put together an 8 piece band to play the tracks rather than performing just electronically and took it on the road around Europe.
Euphonic is set to be re-released on the excellent Banoffee Pies Records!
First up is a 10" featuring tracks we recorded in NY full of steaming Dub, Drum & Bass & laidback HipHop vibes
'Jah Science ft dr. Israel' and 'Revolution/Solution (OG Bassmind mix) ft Soothsayer, dr. Israel & Kirsty Rock'
Available to pre order now, released 18th June 2021
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More to be announced soon...
I continued to work with Neech on her solo album and produced a number of tracks on it. We also played a lot of gigs around London with a full band, again mixing up the electronics and live elements.
Expect trip-hop, downbeat, electronic soul from this feisty lady.