applied the punk and industrial ethic to both dub and dancefloor electronica during the late 80’s. The trio of Gary Asquith, Danny Briottet and Carl Bonnie debuted on Rhythm King with the 1987 single «Kray Twins», and moved to Mute one year later. The group's only hit, «Probably A Robbery», made the British Top 40 early in 1990. In 1996 the band finally came to an end and released their body of work in form of «RSW 87-95».
«Cum On Feel The Noize» by Slade and later «Anarchy In The UK» by The Sex Pistols. I loved primary school, hated secondary school. Also «Clash City Rockers» by The Clash came out the year I left school and made you feel so pumped-up being a kid in the city of West London.
Hard one – The Clash at the Rainbow, Aswad at Notting Hill Carnival, Ennio Morricone at Hammersmith Appollo, various reggae sound systems equally blew my mind when growing up.
People never realised how tongue in cheek they were.
Or anything from the first album. One of – if not the greatest, rock n roll albums of all time. Pure energy.
Soundtrack to losing my mother.
I used to spend years looking for obscure breakbeats – so obscure I can't even remember their names now. Everything's so accessable now its hard to imagine.
Röyksopp’s remix of «Clocks» by Coldplay. I don't like Coldplay but love this mix. It reminds me of first being with my partner Zana and also of our son Louis' birth. He was almost born to this but came out to «Angel» by Jimi Hendrix which was the next track on the CD I compiled for the occassion.
I think «Beg Steal Or Borrow» by The New Seekers! I remember asking my mum what the lyrics meant. We also had a bit of Maria Callas and Frank Sinatra around the house.
And then people can get mashed and put the NWA on.
Blowing my own trumpet I know, but this really was the anthem of London for a while. Blasting out of every pirate station, rave & car. It brought people together, brought black people into the rave. Also theme from «The Long Good Friday» theme from «The Sweeny».
Can drop this anywhere.
A kind of Gary Glitter. Saved up my pocket money and bought the 7'' single (R.I.P.).
I really don't know, unless obviously something of mine. Would like to think it would be something cool but people might say Chas & Dave or something.
I don't really like hearing music coming out of a tinny phone speakers, so I don't use ringtones. I did have «Welcome To Jamrock» by Damian Marley for a while till it got too annoying.
«Shining Path» by Dreadzone was a magical tune from a magical time. Also Kruder & Dorfmeister's «K&D Sessions'», «On Days Like These» by Matt Monro...
The opening is beautiful to wake up to. Gets a bit heavy after that. These days though it might well be «Boom» by Flight Of The Conchords as its one of my son's favourites, or some bonkers balkan gypsy music of Zana's.
The lyrics, the atmosphere, the music of the great man. Or «Ike’s Mood» by Issac Hayes. This is modern urban classical music.