Renegade Soundwave

Renegade Soundwave

Renegade Soundwave - pioneering & influential electronic music group. Early use of sampling and computer technology, DJ skills, sub-bass exploration. Formed in London during the late '80s, Renegade Soundwave applied the punk and industrial ethic to both dub and dancefloor electronica, in good company with fellow sound terrorists throughout the decade, from Cabaret Voltaire to Skinny Puppy and Meat Beat Manifesto. The trio of Gary Asquith, Danny Briottet and Carl Bonnie debuted on Rhythm King with the 1987 single "Kray Twins," and moved to Mute one year later for an EP, Biting My Nails. Though Renegade Soundwave spent two years recording material for an album, the release of Soundclash and In Dub within six months vindicated them somewhat. The seminal album RSW In Dub joined the dots in the emerging electronic, rave, dub and indie scenes of late 80s / early 90s. Cited as major influence on artists such as The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers and the Drum & Bass, Techno, Breakbeat and Trip Hop movements. "Probably a Robbery" (from Soundclash), made the British Top 40 early in 1990, though perhaps the band's most highly regarded track The Phantom has proved an enduring anthem from the rave era. The Phantom, Women Respond to Bass, Ozone Breakdown, Probably a Robbery,Biting My Nails and Renegade Soundwave were top five US Billboard Dance singles. Bonnie left in 1990, for a solo career. Asquith and Briottet spent several years in isolation before emerging in 1994 with the "Renegade Soundwave" single and the album How You Doin? During late 1994, after playing their first live date since their participation in 1991's "Mute Over America" tour, the duo released Brixton and The Next Chapter of Dub the following year. The compilation RSW 87-95 emerged in 1996.

Renegade Soundwave Discography


9 61060-2 Renegade Soundwave Soundclash (Album) Mute 9 61060-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
STUMM 85 RSW* In Dub (Album, Comp) Mute STUMM 85 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
61631-2 Renegade Soundwave Howyoudoin? (Album) Mute 61631-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CSTUMM 90 Renegade Soundwave The Next Chapter Of Dub (Album) Mute CSTUMM 90 UK 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LEFT 20 Renegade Soundwave C.S. (Sex Mixes) (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records LEFT 20 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LEFT 8 Renegade Soundwave Kray Twins / Renegade Theme (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records LEFT 8 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EPRO-186 Renegade Soundwave Biting My Nails (Single, Maxi) Mute EPRO-186 US 1988 Sell This Version
P12 MUTE 104 Renegade Soundwave Space Gladiator / The Phantom (Single, Maxi) Mute P12 MUTE 104 UK 1989 Sell This Version
INT 126.911, 12 Mute 88 Renegade Soundwave The Phantom (It's In There) / Ozone Breakdown Mute, Mute INT 126.911, 12 Mute 88 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
P12 MUTE 102 Renegade Soundwave Probably A Robbery (Single, Maxi) Mute P12 MUTE 102 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PSTUMM85, P STUMM 85 Renegade Soundwave In Dub (4 Track Sampler) Mute, Mute PSTUMM85, P STUMM 85 UK 1990 Sell This Version
C MUTE 124 Renegade Soundwave Thunder II (Single, Maxi) Mute C MUTE 124 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CAT078 Renegade Soundwave Pocket Porn (Dub Mix)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Shape, Squ) The Catalogue CAT078 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CD MUTE 147 Renegade Soundwave Women Respond To Bass (Single) Mute CD MUTE 147 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ED 5683 Renegade Soundwave Renegade Soundwave (Maxi, Single) Liberation Records ED 5683 US 1994 Sell This Version
2100959 Renegade Soundwave Howyoudoin ? (Maxi) Mute 2100959 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
CDMUTE165, INT 826.655 Renegade Soundwave Brixton (Single) Mute CDMUTE165, INT 826.655 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
P12 MUTE 182 Renegade Soundwave Positive ID (Single) Mute P12 MUTE 182 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PSTUMM90 Renegade Soundwave Blastik 1 / Underground Chemist(12", Promo) Mute PSTUMM90 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SLUT 002, 7 STUMM 90 Renegade Soundwave John Holmes (Instrumental)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Jockey Slut, Mute Records Ltd. SLUT 002, 7 STUMM 90 UK 1995 Sell This Version
P STUMM 152 Renegade Soundwave RSW 1987-1995 [Promo] Mute P STUMM 152 UK 1996 Sell This Version
10 KG 16 Renegade Soundwave The Phantom (12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) 10 Kilo 10 KG 16 UK 2001 Sell This Version


CDSTUMM152 Renegade Soundwave RSW 1987-1995 (Comp) Mute CDSTUMM152 UK 1996 Sell This Version


791216 Renegade Soundwave In Video (Comp) Mute Film 791216 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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March 20, 2009
Let's not f**k around here, these guys were resonsible for the breathtaking double a side called 'Ozone Breakdown/The Phanthom' which in itself was the best warehouse groove to come out of London in the whole of 1989 and done THE damage to all associated sound systems...I am thinking Dance 89' (Energy) and other Sunrise, Energy type parties at the time.

Long before the Internet, before relational databases, you could'nt just grab a label and look up a tune, you had to KNOW the tune and this one was well worth the trouble.

Serious respect due.



May 2, 2004
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The Prodigys and Chemical Brothers of the 80's. They mixed Dub,Dance,Industrial,Funk and Breakbeat in their sound. Very influential on Bigbeat/Breakbeat Artist like The Chemical Brothers or The Prodigy.


January 4, 2004
RSW was one a handfull of creative elements that carved out new sounds from the UK scene in early 90's. long before the jungle/D&B scenes, dust/chemical bros. and bigbeat, they were using heavy breaks and looped samples, as the main elements to the music. In Dub is up there as a top 10 LP for the 90's and is a true timeless classic - check it out!

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