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斗篷和匕首 – Cloak & Dagger @ Other Gallery – Beijing

Here’s some photos from my current show in Beijing titled Cloak & Dagger. The show runs until January 29th @ Other Gallery in the 798 Art District. Big up to everyone who helped with the exhibition and to all the Stabby Women worldwide. x

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Propping Up The Bar With A Crafty Fag

“I’ll have a Gimlet please”

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On the Streets of Beijing

There’s Art Fags in China too apparently…

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Radio Music / Council Pop / Reality Raps / Acne Instrumentals

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Continuing the ongoing saga of turning the Invisible Spies back-catalgue digikal, we’re pleased to let loose a series of Ackers releases from the Council Pop era of rhyming-verbal-diarrea. Big up Req One on the drum-computer and the entire Invisible Spies massive. Word.


 RADIO MUSIC / HOOLIGAN 78 – June 2003 
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“Jiggyness on a budget if ever we heard of it” – Hip-Hop Connection 

“Kid comes through with an eccentric and lo-fi take on UK hardcore” -Muzik 

“This man knows why all your friends are criminals now and he can definitely get you a shooter if you want one. Genius” – DJ Magazine 
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COUNCIL POP – August 2003 
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“A benchmark for UK hip-hop and come to that, for the representation of UK culture in popular music” **** – Muzik 

“A brutally concise wreckage. Beautifully measured, penetrative, incisive music. Genius”
- DJ Magazine 

“This album offers an alternative to the dirge. You definitely need to hear it” – ATM 

“Top quality without the bling” – Breaking Point 

“Ceaselessly inventive” **** – Mojo 

“A short, sharp blow-to-the-windpipe of an album” **** – Big Issue 

“Riotously funny” – Vice Magazine 

“He’s come up with a real dirty classic. Who else would dare rhyme hamlet with Russ Abbot?”
***** – Knowledge 

“Welcome evidence of authentic Brit-hop life outside the wafer-thin offerings of the garage ghetto, with no blings attached” – Word 

“He’s good, he’s very good. I bet he’s even good at darts” – Hip Hop Connection 

“Definitely worth checking” – IDJ 

“The real village type shiznit” – Careless Talk 

“A bloody classic” **** – Big Cheese
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REALITY RAPS – April 2004 

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“We can wax lyrical about this EP but our best advise is to buy it and throw away the receipt”

- Hip-Hop Connection 


“Kid Acne drops three pearls of bug-eyed boom-bap stupidity” – Jockey Slut 

“More off-the-hook mirth-rap from your man like Acne” – Vice Magazine 

“Reality Raps was the moment I stopped simply admiring Kid Acne and actually started loving the shit he does. Sureplayer” **** – DJ Magazine 

“It’s clear from the cover it’s going to be great. Go buy it. It’s the bomb” **** – Big Cheese 
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O.G Stabby Women Circa 2002/3

 

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斗篷和匕首 – Cloak & Dagger – Beijing

First Kid Acne solo show in China. Hell yes.

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Shaun Bloodworth x Stabby Women

Work in progress from my current collaboration with fellow Sheffield resident and internationally acclaimed photographer, Shaun Bloodworth. Expect to see more Stabby Women portraits in the near future…

 

Photos © Shaun Bloodworth

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Triple Intruder – SVC / Toah Dingles / Earl Shilton Lp’s

More blast-beats from the past with un, dos, tres Invisible Spies Lp’s now available online;
 
SUPREME VAGABOND CRAFTSMAN – Twice As Nude, TOAH DYNAMIC – Cops Hate Our Love and EARL SHILTON – Two Rooms (Full of Insects).

 

 

 
‘Supreme Vagabond Craftsman, for my money is one of the best. An incredible blend that is highly unlikely to get commercial success, but it really should do. ‘ - Badly Drawn Boy – The Guardian

 

 

 
‘The South Yorkshire-based troupe of sound scape vandals and maverick MC talent have really come up with the goods. They don’t just promise ‘the sound of your barge holiday as it pulls up to a scrap yard of unruly Alsatians’, they actually deliver it.’Mojo

 

 

 
‘One of the best metal records we’ve received for Christ-only-knows how long. Deftly traipses through speed, death, black, Viking and abstract heavy metal without being artsy and annoying. Total mastery of the steed of metaldom. F*cking killer.’ - Vice Magazine (Album of the Month)

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Rap Traffic (Invisible Spies 2001)

Bit by bit, we’re uploading the entire Invisible Spies back catalogue to the electronic-filing-cabinet for the comedown download generation to enjoy.
Check the progress HERE and discover long lost gems by Toah Dynamic, Kid Acne, Benjamin, Mongrels and Supreme Vagabond Craftsman
The latest up to get down is my 1st LP, ‘Rap Traffic’ recorded round at Req’s house in Brighton a decade ago. Here’s what the critics said about our endeavours back in the Y2K+1…

 

“Admirably Warped” – Jockey Slut 

 

“A distinctly British take on B-Boydom. Flawed comic genius” Seven 

 

“Goddamn. This is 100% of that hip-hop shit. Go play in the traffic” – ATM

 

“Lo-fi raw genius with real ’83 venom. Keep an eye on these clowns” – DJ

 

“Sounds like a 15th generation dub from the T-Connection circa 1981 with some killer trashcan percussion à la 23 Skidoo” - Wire 

 

“The freshest, most unpretentiuos, lo-fi, graf-writers-getting-it-right-by-getting-it-wrong music odyssey you will hear until his next release. Get” – Muzik 

 

“Something to be commended in an age of dollar bills and fur coats. This is one to watch”

Record Collector

 

“Slugtrails on the wax, drizzle on the jeepster and tea in the pot while the two beat-boys downgrade fidelity. Fresh” – Bizarre Magazine 

 

“Deep, surrealist Brit-Hop. Check the rhymes and see if you can work out what the f*ck the Kid is on about” – Mix Mag

 

“Rougher than a crocodile’s nad sack. Inventiveness to the fore and well worth tracking down”– Ministry 

 

“Truly creative. Grab yo’self a ladle. Shit is piping hot” – Knowledge 

 








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Outdoor Festival, Rome

Short video from Outdoor Festival in Rome, which I was part of recently…

 

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