E-Z Rollers

E-Z Rollers

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The duo of Jay Hurren and Alex Banks defined the easy-rolling two-step of Moving Shadow Records during the late '90s with their recordings as E-Z Rollers, after developing hardcore breakbeats earlier in the decade as JMJ & Richie and Hyper On Experience. Both were originally involved in the mid-'80s rare-groove and hip-hop scene around their native East Anglia, promoting shows and DJing as well. They moved into house as well after the rave explosion, and while Banks increasinly concentrated on production work in his home studio during the early '90s, Hurren continued to mix at events, usually billed as JMJ.
The duo began recording (separately at first) after meeting emerging jungle don L.T.J Bukem -- Banks with Hyper On Experience and Hurren with JMJ & Richie (as well as the solo project Parallel World). Hurren and Banks' various singles for Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and Bukem's Good Looking -- "Montana" and "Universal Horn" as JMJ & Richie, "Thunder Grip" and "Lords of the Null Lines" as Hyper-On Experience -- helped write the template for smooth drum'n'bass with plenty of jazz texture but swift rhythms to keep the vibes moving in clubs.
After meeting up with vocalist Kelly Richards at one of their gigs, Hurren and Banks decided to form E-Z Rollers around the threesome. Their debut album Dimensions of Sound appeared in mid-1996, followed by several additional singles for Moving Shadow and the full-length follow-up Weekend World. Hurren and Banks have also worked on production for Foul Play and Peshay.
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E-Z Rollers Discography

Albums

ASHADOW 5CD, UK ASHADOW 5CD E-Z Rollers Dimensions Of Sound (Album) Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow ASHADOW 5CD, UK ASHADOW 5CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
ASHADOW 12 LP E-Z Rollers Weekend World (Album) Moving Shadow ASHADOW 12 LP UK 1998 Sell This Version
ASHADOW 30 LP EZ Rollers* Titles Of The Unexpected (Album) Moving Shadow ASHADOW 30 LP UK 2003 Sell This Version
AICOM004CD E Z Rollers* Conductor (Album) Intercom Recordings AICOM004CD UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SHADOW 48 E-Z Rollers Rolled Into 1 / Believe Moving Shadow SHADOW 48 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SHADOW 114 E-Z Rollers 25 Alpha / Spin Out II Moving Shadow SHADOW 114 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SHADOW 110 E-Z Rollers Synesthesia / Fever Moving Shadow SHADOW 110 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AC 103 E-Z Rollers Retro (Maxi) Moving Shadow AC 103 UK 1997 Sell This Version
WNB 001 E-Z Rollers Tough At The Top (Single, Maxi) Moving Shadow WNB 001 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
SHADOW 122R E-Z Rollers Hang On (E-Z Rollers & DJ Addiction Remixes) Moving Shadow SHADOW 122R UK 1998 Sell This Version
SHADOW 122 E-Z Rollers Hang On / Weekend World (Calyx Remix) (Maxi) Moving Shadow SHADOW 122 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ASHADOW 14 S E-Z Rollers / Diablo (10) E-Z Rollers / Diablo (10) - Movin' Target / Don't Fret(12", Ltd, Smplr) Moving Shadow ASHADOW 14 S UK 1998 Sell This Version
ASHADOW 19S E-Z Rollers / Fellowship E-Z Rollers / Fellowship - Science Funktion / Visions Moving Shadow ASHADOW 19S UK 1999 Sell This Version
SHADOW 130 CD2 E-Z Rollers Walk This Land (Single) Moving Shadow SHADOW 130 CD2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SHADOW 146 CD E-Z Rollers RS2000 / Cops Don't Like Us (Maxi) Moving Shadow SHADOW 146 CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
SHADOW 146 R E-Z Rollers RS2000 / Science Funktion (Vocal Mixes) Moving Shadow SHADOW 146 R UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Capone / EZ Rollers* Capone / EZ Rollers* - Twist Em Out / Tough At The Top (Re Edit)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 2000 Sell This Version
MSXEP002 E-Z Rollers RS2000 EP(2x12", EP, Ltd) Moving Shadow MSXEP002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SHADOW159CD, SHADOW 159CD E-Z Rollers Back To Love (Single) Moving Shadow SHADOW159CD, SHADOW 159CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
ICOM 030 E-Z Rollers / 60 Minute Man & DJ Touch E-Z Rollers / 60 Minute Man & DJ Touch - Lickable Beats Part 1 Intercom Recordings ICOM 030 UK 2003 Sell This Version
ICOM 030R E-Z Rollers / Tommy Knocker E-Z Rollers / Tommy Knocker - Lickable Beats Part 1 Intercom Recordings ICOM 030R UK 2003 Sell This Version
MSXEP024 E-Z Rollers Titles Of The Unexpected: Outtakes + Missing Breaks Vol. 1(2x12") Moving Shadow MSXEP024 UK 2003 Sell This Version
ROLLERS1 E-Z Rollers, Skinny & Lynx E-Z Rollers, Skinny & Lynx - Rollers EP(12") Not On Label ROLLERS1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
MSXEP026 E-Z Rollers Titles Of The Unexpected: Outtakes + Missing Breaks Vol. 2(2x12") Moving Shadow MSXEP026 UK 2003 Sell This Version
ASHADOW30TP E-Z Rollers Back To Love / Dust(12", W/Lbl, TP) Moving Shadow ASHADOW30TP UK 2003 Sell This Version