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  • Release Date 2009-01-21
  • Label K7 Records
  • Catalog K7065CD
BRISTOL'S FINEST STRIKIN' BACK (BIG TIME) With this new edition of the DJ Kick's series an old K7 dream became true. Bristol's legendary Smith & Mighty proof by this fantastic set, that they still belong to the innovators and finest of the Sound Of Bristol, also known through acts like Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead, Roni Size and his Reprazent Posse. Bristol became one of the most exciting spots on the musical map and Smith & Mighty's DJ Kicks documents by it's variety the unique sound of this city! REWIND Reggae, dub and hip hop happened to found the Bristol Sound in the mid, late eighties. "It's relaxed - it's about taking time and not being rushed", that's for Ray Mighty the early spirit of Brighton that spread around the world - and three projects helped to make it happen: Smith & Mighty with their cover versions of Burt Bacharach's "Walk On By" and "Anyone" that reached cult status and the commercial succes of Massive Attack's Wild Bunch Posse with "Unfinished Sympathy" and Nella Hooper's Soul II Soul. In the following years acts like Tricky, Portishead and others were succesful, but Smith & Mighty found theirselves caught in a major deal, that forced them to produce comercial tracks, never released by the record company. Their work as producers of Carlton's album "The Call Is Strong" lead to a blueprint for later Bristol tunes, but their deep sounds never got the accountable succes. Rob Smith was very disappointed by the ignorance of the record company and founded his own label More Rockers, that released from then on most of their tracks and the album "Bass Is Maternal" as well. More Rockers played an important role when the Sound Of Bristol met up with drum 'n' bass. "Everything has cooled back now. With drum 'n' bass you can go as fast as you like - or as slow as you like", coments Rob Smith the present situation. COMEBACK The DJ Kicks album released in March should bring the cool guys frm Bristol the succes and attention they deserve. We never had in the long history of DJ Kicks such a personal release. You'll find their own tracks and classics (that will be available for the first time since years on the DJ Kicks 3x12" vinyl!) and several More Rockers productions and remixes, that allow us a deep insight into the musical development of Bristol. "We're still immersed in the Bristol scene and the artists featured on this Kicks are some of the people who are arround - the people that we work with" says Ray Mighty. TRACKLIST: 01 - Blue & Red feat. Shandi - I Amid The Ether - Blueprint 02 - Smith & Mighty feat. Andy Scholes - Rwanda - More Rockers 03 - Peter D. - Jah Pure & Clear - Nubian 04 - Smith & Mighty - Walk On - 3 Stripe 05 - Smith & Mighty feat. Tammy Paine - Same - More Rockers 06 - DJ Lynx - Quite Frankly - 3PM 07 - Wilks - Mr. A & R Man - B I G Productions 08 - Receiver - Irrational - Swarffinger 09 - Smith & Mighty feat. Jacki Jackson - Anyone - 3 Stripe 10 - More Rockers - Night Fall - More Rockers 11 - On - First Time (More Rockers Remix) - More Rockers 12 - Ratman - Sole Sentiment - Cup Of Tea 13 - Smith & Mighty - Higher Dub - More Rockers 14 - More Rockers - Never Felt This Way - More Rockers 15 - More Rockers - Sound Boy - More Rockers 16 - More Rockers - Show Love - More Rockers 17 - Virginia - Rainbows (More Rockers Remix) - More Rockers 18 - Flynn & Flora - New World - Independent Dealers 19 - Jaz Klash - Off The Edge - Cup Of Tea 20 - Flynn & Flora - Bass Speaker (DJ Krust Remix) - Independent Dealers 21 - More Rockers - 1-2-3 Break - More Rockers 22 - Wraparound Sounds - Tripitaka - Mouse 23 - Gang Related - Vibrations - Dope Dragon 24 - Smith & Mighty feat. Alice - Perera (DJ Kicks / I don't know) - !K7

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