2 Bad Mice

2 Bad Mice

Formed in 1991, 2 Bad Mice (the name originating from The Tale of 2 Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter) are widely credited as among the first U.K. hardcore acts to begin heavily incorporating breakbeats into the style. Consisting of members Sean O'Keeffe, Simon Colebrooke and producer Rob Playford (owner of Moving Shadow records), 2 Bad Mice were a staple on the early-to mid '90s hardcore scene and were instrumental in the music's steady mutation into jungle/drum'n'bass. The group's influential approach to sampled beats -- cutting them up into shards of rhythm and rearranging them in novel combinations (first appearing in mature form on the 1992 hit "Bombscare") is generally considered the blueprint from which jungle's characteristic manipulation of breaks was assembled.

Although 2 Bad Mice for the most part stopped producing as the hardcore scene began to wane (Playford focusing his energy on Moving Shadow, now one of the most influential jungle labels), a best-of compilation of the group's work appeared on the American Sm:)e Communications label in 1995. These days Playford continues to work in production, while O'Keeffe, Colebrooke (and Paul Rhodes) currently DJ worldwide as 2 Bad Mice.

2 Bad Mice Discography


SM-8013-2 2 Bad Mice Kaotic Chemistry (Album) Sm:)e Communications SM-8013-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SHADOW 3 2 Bad Mice 2 Bad Mice / No Respect (Single) Moving Shadow SHADOW 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SHADOW 14 2 Bad Mice Hold It Down (EP) Moving Shadow SHADOW 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SHADOW 14 R 2 Bad Mice 4 Bad Remixes Moving Shadow SHADOW 14 R UK 1992 Sell This Version
SHADOW 14 C 2 Bad Mice 1 Bad Tape(Cass, EP) Moving Shadow SHADOW 14 C UK 1992 Sell This Version
SHADOW 14 - CD, SHADOWCD 14 2 Bad Mice 1 Bad CD(CD, Single) Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow SHADOW 14 - CD, SHADOWCD 14 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SHADOW 26 R 2 Bad Mice Underworld EP (EP) Moving Shadow SHADOW 26 R UK 1993 Sell This Version
SHADOW 201-3 After Dark / 2 Bad Mice After Dark / 2 Bad Mice - Two On One Issue 3 Moving Shadow SHADOW 201-3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM-9003-2, sm-9003-2 2 Bad Mice Bombscare (Single, Maxi) Sm:)e Communications SM-9003-2, sm-9003-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
EM-001 2 Bad Mice Like It Deep (Single) EMUOR EM-001 US 2004 Sell This Version
001 2 Bad Mice Bombscare Dj Nee Remix(12") Not On Label, Not On Label 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

FACT 250 2 Bad Mice FACT Mix 250(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 250 UK 2011