Ratpack

Real Name:
Evenson Allen & Mark McKee
Profile:
The Ratpack - Evenson Allen (MC) and Lipmaster Mark (DJ) - From London, UK (although Evenson was born in Montserrat), they were the first DJ and MC duo (which has now become a dance music institution in its own right.)

They began in the late 80s with Evenson as a DJ for the Locomotion Soul sound system with Mark beatboxing over his sets. After the sound system finished in 1986 they set up Trip City in 1987 and switched to the MC/DJ set up. Also used to promote the Monday Club.

When they performed live they were joined by The Ratpack Supreme Dance Team (Victor & Mark)

Their 1992 classic Searchin' For My Rizla (Big Giant) topped the UK dance music charts and since then have now set up their own entity RatPack Music.

They still play frequently at old skool hardcore nights across the UK.
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Singles & EPs

RPACK 1 Ratpack - Jaffa Cakes album art Ratpack Jaffa Cakes Radical Records (5) RPACK 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
R PACK 3 Ratpack - Ooh Ooh Aah Aah album art Ratpack Ooh Ooh Aah Aah Not On Label R PACK 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
bgt02 Ratpack - The Searchin' For My Rizla EP album art The Ratpack* The Searchin' For My Rizla EP (EP, Maxi) Big Giant Music bgt02 UK 1992 Sell This Version
bgcd03 Ratpack - Changing Styles album art Ratpack Changing Styles (Single, Maxi) Big Giant Music bgcd03 UK 1992 Sell This Version
12RENKT14 Ratpack - Looking Out My Window Daydreaming album art Ratpack Looking Out My Window Daydreaming(12") Renk Records 12RENKT14 UK 1992 Sell This Version
MCFANTA 003 Ratpack - Lords Of The Dance album art Ratpack Lords Of The Dance (Single) Fantazia MCFANTA 003 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12RENKT25 Ratpack - Extasy album art Ratpack Extasy(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Renk Records 12RENKT25 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RATD001 Ratpack - Tra La La Boom (You Bring The Sun Out) album art Ratpack Tra La La Boom (You Bring The Sun Out) (Maxi) Ratpack Music RATD001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
660900 6 Ratpack - Captain Of The Ship album art Ratpack Captain Of The Ship (Maxi) Dance Pool 660900 6 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
662809 6 Ratpack - Searching For My Rizla album art Ratpack Searching For My Rizla (Single) Dance Pool 662809 6 UK 1995 Sell This Version
74321 47862 2, LOC 228 Ratpack - Ain't No Sunshine album art Ratpack Ain't No Sunshine(CD, Maxi) Logic Records, Logic Records 74321 47862 2, LOC 228 UK 1997 Sell This Version
COEP016 Ratpack - Clipper EP album art Ratpack Clipper EP (EP) Confetti Records COEP016 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CODB 08 Ratpack - Clipper Updates album art Ratpack Clipper Updates(12") Confetti Dubs CODB 08 UK 1999 Sell This Version
12EMDJX 605 Ratpack - Get You Rockin' (Oi Oi) album art Ratpack Get You Rockin' (Oi Oi) EMI 12EMDJX 605 UK 2001 Sell This Version
RATPK1 Ratpack - Brothers Sisters album art Ratpack Brothers Sisters (EP, Single) RatPack Music RATPK1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RB001 Ratpack - Sky album art Ratpack Feat. Baby D Ratpack Feat. Baby D - Sky(12") RatPack Music RB001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Ratpack - Untitled VIP album art Ratpack Untitled VIP(Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

SVCD007 Ratpack - Absolute Old Skool Classics album art Ratpack, Kenny Ken Ratpack, Kenny Ken - Absolute Old Skool Classics(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Smplr) Slammin' Vinyl SVCD007 UK 2001 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

CDRAID539 Ratpack - The Old Skool Masters album art Ratpack vs Nicky Blackmarket Ratpack vs Nicky Blackmarket - The Old Skool Masters Rumour Records CDRAID539 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RGMC 010 Ratpack - Back To 92 Regression Live @ Sterns album art Ratpack Back To 92 Regression Live @ Sterns(Cass, Mixed) Regression RGMC 010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SVCD007 Ratpack - Absolute Old Skool Classics album art Rat Pack* & Kenny Ken Rat Pack* & Kenny Ken - Absolute Old Skool Classics(2xCD, Mixed) Slammin' Vinyl SVCD007 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDRAID 547, CDRAID547 Ratpack - The Old Skool Masters Round 3 album art Ratpack v Simon 'Bassline' Smith* Ratpack v Simon 'Bassline' Smith* - The Old Skool Masters Round 3(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Rumour Records, Rumour Records CDRAID 547, CDRAID547 UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Ratpack - The History album art Ratpack The History (Comp) Rumour Records none UK 2003 Sell This Version
CDRAID543, CDRAID 543 Ratpack - The Old Skool Masters Round 2 album art Ratpack v Magika* Pres. Blackmagik* Ratpack v Magika* Pres. Blackmagik* - The Old Skool Masters Round 2(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Rumour Records, Rumour Records CDRAID543, CDRAID 543 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FANTCD007 Ratpack - Fantazia Takes You One Step Beyond album art Mickey Finn*, Ratpack Mickey Finn*, Ratpack - Fantazia Takes You One Step Beyond(2xCDr, Mixed) Fantazia FANTCD007 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Reviews

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Chris_McAvoy

Chris_McAvoy

May 10, 2003
I was just listening to "[Fantazia - Showcase (27-11-92)] - Ratpack" one of the famous raves of the time, I think the best Ratpack track ive heard (out of only 5) was played in it. Towards the end, Evenson Allen shouts "its gonna be coming out just before or just after Christmas ('92) for the Ratpack on Renk Records, this one's simply titled 'Ecstasy'". Superbly soulful strings & piano junglism, I recommend it to anyone diggin old skool and good music in general! I wonder if there's a ratpack album that was made, i might buy it if its on it, their tracks are too obscure :(

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