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Lionrock were a house/big beat act and are the brainchild of DJ / record producer Justin Robertson (b. 11 Jun 1968 - aka The Prankster & The Deadstock 33’s). His career has taken many twists and turns - beginning as a Manchester DJ & his early-90s clubs, Spice & Most Excellent (influential cornerstones of the dance movement). The Chemical Brothers, then students in the city, cited him as their mentor. His Rebellious Jukebox club - also in Manchester - pre-empted the Heavenly Social and the mid 90s trend for mish-mashing musical styles.

In the 1990s Justin generally operated under various guises, the most renowned being Lionrock with whom he scored several Top 40s hits - ‘Rudeboy Rock’ and ‘Packet Of Peace’ among them - and appeared on Top Of The Pops in a dashing purple suit opting for gramophones over Technics. Songs were plucked from the albums Instinct For Detection and City Delirious for the films Go and City Of Industry and Lionrock shared the stage with acts as diverse as Death In Vegas, The Chemical Brothers and the Cocteau Twins. It wasn’t until 2001 that Justin stepped out under his own name releasing house and techno like ‘Have Mercy’ for the Bugged Out imprint. In 2001 he recorded his most critically acclaimed project to date Justin Robertson presents Revtone which brought primitive house and new wave disco into the digital age. Originally on Nuphonic the best tracks came out through Bugged Out, with ‘Love Movement’ - remixed by Ulrich Schnauss who cited Justin’s early work as an influence - being placed second best single of 2003 by Jockey Slut magazine.

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  • trancemw13

    An Instinct For Detection zajebisty albumik, zróżnicowany. Zakojarzył mi się z Timo Maasem. ;) Masa świetnych kawałków z "tamtych" lat. ;)

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • drunlfish

    rude boy rock!

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • John_ny

    soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem soundsustem

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • cutta

    Rude Boy Rock remains the best party reggae remix mashup ever. Still peerless.

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Errach

    Hey, nice music. Especially like packet of peace. However, the band seems quite dead...

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • daz_poison

    !кориж

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • valoftheangels

    HEY ! WOW 1

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • HectorVK

    The Guide!!!

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
  • saft3000

    niceeee

    1 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Faux_Sonata

    i remember Instinct for Detection being the first CD i ever actually had to special order from my local record store at the ripe old age of 13....its knicked to shit all these years later but damn was that album good!

    23 Jun 2009 Reply
  • mrgypsie

    Vote for the new picture!

    7 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Rhysie

    Absolute ledge!!! I remember shoplifting An Instinct For Detection from a Hong Kong music chain back when i was a young scally!

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • tinoringo

    i thought he was a lot bigger than this many plays. oh the old days...

    11 Nov 2008 Reply
  • matvey_andreyev

    Hm. Listened to Carnival and City Delirious and disliked them both. Except for 'rude boy rock' which i already liked. And, to some extent, 'it's panoramic'.

    17 May 2008 Reply
  • 4therecords

    Trouble finding his stuff? Try some mailorder or have a look at amazon. I'd recommend An Instict for Detection for the bloody beginners.^^

    17 Nov 2007 Reply
  • MadCowDzz

    I like the few songs I've heard, but I have trouble finding his stuff.

    28 Jul 2007 Reply
  • trash60

    How do more people not listen to this guy?

    1 Mar 2007 Reply
  • spacefish

    Only 1 more YES vote needed for an artist image. :)

    20 Jun 2006 Reply
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