That is where the leftfield thing comes in. With the shop, Initially I had very little money to stock heaps of stuff and wanted to make sure that what we did stock was absolute quality. If somebody comes through the door and picks something up, I want to be able to give them another they might love equally — it may be a dub record that influenced a techno one or a strange grime tune that other shops may not have picked up on.
Original pressings are still easily found. Maxinquaye was iconic, and it was also accessible; hinging — as it did — on sexy, afterhours vibes. Two years later, Pre-Millennium Tension was a very different beast. Responsible for the most abstract and downright bizarre output from the Full Cycle camp, the music that Krust made in the late 90s still manages to feel ahead of the curve. Rolling for 10 solid minutes, Soul In Motion is a masterpiece that saw Krust layering his customarily off-key samples atop a rolling break.
Original Full Cycle pressings were shipped in the thousands and are thus easily found and cheap to boot. While the Full Cycle crew remain best known for the Mercury Prize-winning album New Forms under the Roni Size and Reprazent bannerthey fully entered underground consciousness a few years prior to that. Tectonic label boss Pinch has often been one to join the dots. Arguably the apex of their long career, Mezzanine found Massive Attack at their deepest, darkest and most beguiling.
While the ubiquitous Teardrop may have been forever ruined courtesy of viral over-exposure seriously, how many slick advertising campaigns did that tinkling piano intro appear on? Like so much limited-run late 90s vinyl, Circa pressings can be eye-wateringly pricey. Another killer collaborative record from Pinch. This time hooking up with Adrian Sherwood — UK mutant dub pioneer and owner of On-U Sound — Disco Pope - Various - Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records (CDr) pair unleash a torrent of bruising sub frequencies that rumble and stumble like a West Country pirate after too much scrumpy.
A great meeting of two generations of pioneer bass scientists. K7 and was repressed in by Punch Drunk as part of their unearthed series.
What do you get when you lock two hip-hop heads in a studio with a load of samples, a big bag of weed and one of the most idiosyncratic vocalists of the age? Well, not necessarily a groundbreaking record, but you get the point. Dummy was a special record — languid, sexy, smoky and very Bristol. Personified by roughneck, floor-ready sub-botherers, the tunes put out on Dope Dragon were built purely for dance and saw the key Full Cycle crew — namely Roni Size, DJ Krust, DJ Suv and DJ Die — working under various pseudonyms to make sample-heavy, party-starting jungle music as only they knew how.
The original pressing came with a free comic book. Tom Ford has flown the flag for Bristol bass culture with more fervor than almost anyone these past 15 years.
Both as manager of Rooted Records for the best part of a decade, as the owner of the superlative Punch Drunk recordings who only release Bristol artists and in his work as Peverelist and in Livity Sound, Disco Pope - Various - Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records (CDr).
This, his debut LP, showcased his woozy, psychedelic, twisted yet woody sound to fine effect, cuts such as Esperanto and Bluez as thick and intoxicating as a hogshead of Dragon Stout.
One of the most prolific Bristol noisesmiths of the past decade, Nick Edwards is the very embodiment of the bedsit tinkerer, pushing his arcane array of strange boxes to the very limits. Largely beat-less, his work is a lo-fi trawl through the sonic potential of arcane and unlikely techniques. Think the Radiophonic Workshop playing Brixton Mass. Unfidelity is the most fully realised of his many albums, with peculiar, submerged melodies coming Disco Pope - Various - Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records (CDr) the fore among the endless fuzz.
One of the most influential records of the 90s and arguably the one that put Bristol on the map, Blue Lines propelled Massive Attack onto the biggest stages. Soulful vocals, warm subs, dusky tape echo and that inimitably laconic delivery from rappers 3D and Daddy G all added up to a dramatic, rain-soaked set of true dubwise British blues. The original Wild Bunch pressings are on the pricey side, but not as scarce as one might have thought.
While he has long flirted with moody, bass inflected gear of various persuasions and looked to grime, dubstep and house for his influences — Utility is pure techno. Backroom, boomy and subtly shifting, this. In Richard King published Original Rockers — his memories of working in the notoriously cranky and now sadly defunct Bristol record shop Revolver.
RC Disco Pope - Various - Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records (CDr) up with Richard to talk Bristol:. I was a customer for a number of years before I started to work there and it had its own ecosystem; its own language; its own culture and population. It was like some kind of parallel universe. It Disco Pope - Various - Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records (CDr) as beguiling and scary an environment as anywhere in nature, really.
That was the brief I gave myself when I did the book — to write a nature book about a record shop! You can walk anywhere here in less than an hour, but the hills are everywhere. And from that situation rises strange, introspective, left-field music.
Shackleton is one of the most enigmatic producers to have emerged from the dubstep continuum, and the Skull Disco imprint he ran from with fellow Bristol producer Appleblim was one of its most singular labels. Fusing dark vibes, afro-centric percussive elements and very long tracks, Skull Disco only put out 10 records but made an indelible mark on adventurous bass-driven music in its short tenure.
This EP from Shackleton contains the legendarily apocalyptic Blood On My Hands later remixed to great effect by Ricardo Villalobos and serves as a perfect introduction to the murky world of Skull Disco. Black Roots were a prolific roots band hailing from the St Pauls area of the city.
They toured throughout the UK from the late 70s onwards and released music regularly until They re-formed in and have been putting out records on their own Nubian Recordings label. This, their second album, was named after the BBC comedy series for which they recorded the theme.
An absolutely key figure in Bristol bass culture, Pinch likes to collaborate far and wide. On this record, he hooked up with Shackleton to produce one of the murkiest journeys imaginable. This, their first LP, is actually surprisingly pricey these days. A slice of punky funk here. Recreational, incidentally, was a label set up by legendary Bristol record shop Revolver Records for more on them, see sidebar. Comprised of 11 Bristolian producers Young Echo made a forthright musical statement on this debut LP.
A rich weave of industrial, dub and experimental flavours, Nexus is one of the most vital bass-related releases of the past few years and the short run sold out quickly, leaving this a highly sought-after record, and one which is yet to be re-pressed. Zhou part of the Young Echo crew makes purist dub under the name Ishan Sound.
A vibrant style of production with plenty of digi flourishes make this an engaging listen that will also no doubt destroy the big systems. We are in the process of sorting Disco Pope - Various - Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records (CDr) reissue as we speak.
One of the creative high points of the Full Cycle crew. Pev gave me a CDR copy of this before it came out. Recorded in but not seeing the light of day till Naoki at Disc Shop Zero in Tokyo pressed it up in Jamaica in A three-and-a-half minute blast of why these two are the most crucial producers in the evolution of Bristol music.
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