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ARTIST
TITLE
Killing Sound
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
REPH 159CD REPH 159CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/13/2006

A collection of 7" singles and previously-unreleased tracks from UK-based Kevin Martin's (The Bug) Razor X Productions, started in collaboration with The Rootsman. Features apocalyptic mashup ragga anthems from the classic Razor X 7" imprint, as well as a few exclusive tracks which all show the rougher side of this act. Killing Sound celebrates soundclash as urban warfare. Floorquake basslines, body breaking beats and a barrage of deafening electronics amplifies the noise of cultures clashing. Fusing ragga's obsession with sex and violence to punk's confrontational energy, this ear bashing blast of detonated breaks is a fired-up antidote to the glut of careerists clogging up the airwaves, and valiantly continues the dirty work begun by On-U-Sound, World Domination Enterprises, Public Image, Bad Brains et al. An unforgettable rush of sonic insanity and red level intensity, distorted bleeps, explosive beats and terrifying vocal performances provide the blueprint for a skullcrush party disenfranchised rockers can appreciate and reggae casualties can celebrate. From the initial, unforgettable homicidal anthem penned by He-Man, to the melancholic crooning of Studio One veteran Tony Tuff, from the Tiger-style sadism of Wayne Lonesome and the tongue-in-cheek fighting talk of Warrior Queen, the lesser known MCs give legendary mic chatters Cutty Ranks and Daddy Freddy a murderous run for their money in the verbal skills and lyrical chills department. Call it yardcore, bashment, mutant ragga or whatever -- these tracks rock hard and gleefully burn up the rule book.