Brasstooth

Real Name:
Neville Smith
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After early involvement in playing bass a band called Kuro, Smith had also hooked up with Darius Keeler (of Archive) and Steve Mac (of Gems For Jem) in the early 90s.

Going back to college to study a BTEC in Music, Smith formed the 'Brasstooth' name and produced the first track 'I Can't Quite Understand'. With no major label interest, Smith founded Well Built Records to put out his material. This was shortly followed by his biggest UK garage release 'Celebrate Life' featuring the vocals of Sean Mitchell aka Pa-Melle. This sold 30,000 copies - mostly sold out of the back of the car and directly to dance record shops, leading to a deal with WEA/Warner Records.

WEA/Warner promoed 'Celebrate Life' featuring remixes from El-B and Zed Bias, whilst Smith had just written a new track 'Pleasure'. However, just as 'Celebrate Life' might have crossed over into the charts and 'Pleasure' was scheduled for release (having again sold good numbers on his own label), WEA/Warner underwent a change of senior management and Brasstooth and a number of urban artists were released from their contracts. Despite this, Smith continued to release on Well Built.
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Singles & EPs

NEV 001 Brasstooth - Throw Your Hands / I Can't Quite album art Brasstooth Throw Your Hands / I Can't Quite Well Built Records NEV 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
NEB 003 Brasstooth - Burning / People / I Can't Quite album art Brasstooth Burning / People / I Can't Quite Well Built Records NEB 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
VEN 1 Brasstooth - New Dawn album art Brasstooth New Dawn Well Built Records VEN 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NEV 004 Brasstooth - Now Is The Vibe / We Need Faith album art Brasstooth Now Is The Vibe / We Need Faith Well Built Records NEV 004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NEV 006 Brasstooth - Hear Dis album art Brasstooth Hear Dis Well Built Records NEV 006 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ALF 002 Brasstooth - Is It Worth It ? album art Brasstooth & Aanimies* Featuring Miss Tibbs Brasstooth & Aanimies* Featuring Miss Tibbs - Is It Worth It ? Well Constructed ALF 002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
NEV 008 Brasstooth - Celebrate Life album art Brasstooth Celebrate Life (Single) Well Built Records NEV 008 UK 1998 Sell This Version
NEV 009 Brasstooth - Pleasure album art BrassTooth + Frances James BrassTooth + Frances James - Pleasure Well Built Records NEV 009 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BTSM-001 Brasstooth - 24 Hours album art Brasstooth & Silky Mac* Featuring Ms. Tibbs* Brasstooth & Silky Mac* Featuring Ms. Tibbs* - 24 Hours(12", Promo) Well Constructed BTSM-001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WBC 001 Brasstooth - I Can't Quite album art Brasstooth I Can't Quite(12") Well Built Classics WBC 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CENT16T DJ Brasstooth - Whoomp! ...There It Is (The Club Mixes) album art BM Dubs Presents Mr Rumble* Feat. Brasstooth & Kee BM Dubs Presents Mr Rumble* Feat. Brasstooth & Kee - Whoomp! ...There It Is (The Club Mixes) (Single, Maxi) Incentive CENT16T DJ UK 2001 Sell This Version
NEV 016 Brasstooth - Live Life (Time To Get Rowdy) album art Brasstooth Live Life (Time To Get Rowdy)(12", Promo) Well Built Records NEV 016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
NEV 017 Brasstooth - Fire album art Brasstooth Featuring MC Lethal (2) Brasstooth Featuring MC Lethal (2) - Fire(12", Promo) Well Built Records NEV 017 UK 2002 Sell This Version
MS001 Brasstooth - The Yes No Game album art Brasstooth Featuring A.N.O.* Brasstooth Featuring A.N.O.* - The Yes No Game(12") Definitive Funk Recordings MS001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Brasstooth - Now Is The Vibe  album art Brasstooth Now Is The Vibe (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version