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
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.
COUNCIL POP – August 2003
REALITY RAPS – April 2004
“We can wax lyrical about this EP but our best advise is to buy it and throw away the receipt”
– Hip-Hop Connection
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
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)
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
Short video from Outdoor Festival in Rome, which I was part of recently…