The Ballistic Brothers vs. The Eccentric Afros Vol. 1 (Vinyl LP) [PRE-ORDER]


*Pre-Order / Releases 23 August*

At the start of the year, we were excited to announce a long-term collaboration with cult club troupe The Ballistic Brothers. After a sell-out 7” of the classic ‘Blacker’, and a series of digital releases, we reissued ‘London Hooligan Soul’ in April. On 23 August we are set to release their vital debut ‘The Ballistic Brothers vs. The Eccentric Afros (Vol. 1)’.  This release was a club smash – the place where ‘Blacker’ first appeared, and if you owned an original copy you have probably worn out either the vinyl, the flimsy original sleeve (or both).

Originally consisting of Ashley Beedle, Rocky and Diesel of X-Press  2, with contributions from keyboard player Uschi Classen – David Hill of Nuphonic would join for Volume 2 – each member has had storied roles in UK club music. The Ballistic Brothers are a unique product of time and place. A place where a generation of clubbers sought the many routes and possibilities of the burgeoning London dance scene.

’The Ballistic Brothers vs. The Eccentric Afros (Vol. 1)’, originally released on the ‘On Delancy Street’ label in 1994, sat somewhere between a mini album and a 12” EP. The reality is – a lot like London Hooligan Soul – it was its own thing. For the first time, it will be presented in a full-spine outer sleeve, with a beautiful recreation of the original graphics by The Unknown, and the music restored and remastered from the original master DATs.

Tracklist –

A1 Nyx2

A2 Gangstalene

A3 Uschi’s Groove

A4 And It Goes Like This

B1 MCF 2870

B2 Blacker

B3 Valley Of The Afro Temple

B4 Grover’s Return