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Ink built architecture recordings as an outlet for his musical output-solely to get good music on the shelves, fast fwd to today and the label is held in massive regard by peers, new producers and veterans alike, but in order to really get the essence we need to go back, way back
Its 1990 and a young Dj Ink has solidified his love for the culture known as hip hop- as the years move on so does UK street music, there are new genre’s forming and Ink begins to hear what is familiar to him, but there is a new twist-it is the UK passing by the USA, with a huge dose of African and Jamaican influence , and of course this is music to a budding Dj Ink’s ears, he naturally becomes involved and it doesn’t take too long before he begins to make his mark…
First begins the Pirate Radio Circuit, working hard at his craft, allowing the followers to get familiar with the roll, steadlily bookings began to build up and soon it would be time for Ink to become associated with three names that changed the landscape of British electronic music-and they were Basement Records, and slightly later Metalheadz and Renegade Hardware
If your familiar with drum n bass/jungle you’ll know instantly the weight these labels carry, and if you are not by just scratching the surface you’ll become aware of the work they have done, Hardware, and Metalheadz are two commitments Dj Ink has upheld to this day, through thick and thin, engraved in the wall of time…
Essential work includes “The 50th (Blueprint)”on Basement Records, ‘Feel da heat’ taken from the LP ‘Can u draw sound?’ on Architecture Recordings, ‘Kaos Theory Ep’ on Renegade Hardware, ‘Shine’ on Metalheadz, and the now infamous posse cut ‘Instinct’ Also on Architecture, this is just a small fraction by Ink that has made waves…
Horsemen, Unifying the four corners… In order to find strength in numbers and to truly be able to judge how far the sound has travelled you can look to the international crew of beat-makers alligned under the Horsemen banner. Originally 4 UK london artists Dj Ink, Loxy, Keaton+Dylan, and then expanded to include Countries such as Canada, Brazil,The USA and Puerto Rico, Ink worked with Renegade Hardware to Realize two Lp’s from the Horsemen Camp and orchestrated various other Projects for Architecture.
Edited by USuspects on 6 Sep 2007, 15:11
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