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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Singles & EPs

E-Z Rollers - Deathsport / Stray Dogs album art E-Z Rollers Deathsport / Stray Dogs Intercom Recordings UK 2005 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - The Drum + Bass Fiesta Remixes . 2 album art Lemon D / EZ Rollers* Lemon D / EZ Rollers* - The Drum + Bass Fiesta Remixes . 2 V Recordings UK 2005 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Believe / Rolled Into One (The Remixes) album art E-Z Rollers Believe / Rolled Into One (The Remixes) Moving Shadow UK 2005 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Skaface / So Good Tonight album art E-Z Rollers Skaface / So Good Tonight Intercom Recordings UK 2005 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Caister / Mr. Fingers album art E-Z Rollers Caister / Mr. Fingers Intercom Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - E-Z Rollers Remix Lickable Beats 2 album art Entity (5) / E-Z Rollers Entity (5) / E-Z Rollers - E-Z Rollers Remix Lickable Beats 2 Intercom Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Rancho Notorious / In The City album art EZ Rollers* Rancho Notorious / In The City Intercom Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Keeps Me Loving You album art E-Z Rollers Keeps Me Loving You Intercom Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Conductor EP album art E-Z Rollers Conductor EP (EP) Intercom Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Mousetrap album art E-Z Rollers Mousetrap Intercom Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Let's Give In / Liar Liar album art E-Z Rollers & Tali E-Z Rollers & Tali - Let's Give In / Liar Liar Intercom Recordings UK 2008 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Here I Am album art EZ Rollers* Here I Am Mastermind Records (6) UK 2009 Sell This Version
DCRV001 E-Z Rollers - Pages / Jazz 95 album art EZ Rollers* / Paul SG EZ Rollers* / Paul SG - Pages / Jazz 95(12") Digital Colours Recordings DCRV001 Spain 2010 Sell This Version
GLR089W E-Z Rollers - Bikini Beach / Riverside album art EZ Rollers* / Madcap (6) & Jaybee (5) EZ Rollers* / Madcap (6) & Jaybee (5) - Bikini Beach / Riverside(12", W/Lbl) Good Looking Records GLR089W UK 2013 Sell This Version
SKINT281V E-Z Rollers - Badman Shoes album art EZ Rollers* Ft Darrison* EZ Rollers* Ft Darrison* - Badman Shoes(10", Cle) Skint SKINT281V UK 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

ICOM 050 E-Z Rollers - Crowd Rocker Cuts album art Ez Rollers* Crowd Rocker Cuts(12xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Intercom Recordings ICOM 050 UK 2012

DJ Mixes

E-Z Rollers - Drumfunk Hooliganz album art E-Z Rollers Drumfunk Hooliganz (Comp) Moving Shadow UK 1998 Sell This Version
ASHADOW24CD E-Z Rollers - Drumfunk Hooliganz 2 album art E-Z Rollers Drumfunk Hooliganz 2(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Moving Shadow ASHADOW24CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - Lickable Beats album art E-Z Rollers Lickable Beats (Comp) Intercom Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
E-Z Rollers - 05.1 album art E-Z Rollers 05.1 Moving Shadow UK 2005 Sell This Version
AICOM003CD E-Z Rollers - Lickable Beats 2 album art E-Z Rollers Lickable Beats 2(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Intercom Recordings AICOM003CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
AICOM002CD E-Z Rollers - New Skool Blazers album art E-Z Rollers New Skool Blazers(CD, Comp, Mixed) Intercom Recordings AICOM002CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
KNOW 102 E-Z Rollers - KMAG Presents EZ Rollers & Messy MC album art EZ Rollers* & Messy MC EZ Rollers* & Messy MC - KMAG Presents EZ Rollers & Messy MC(CD, Mixed) Knowledge Magazine KNOW 102 UK 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

ICOM 048 E-Z Rollers - Rougher Than Rough / Jackie Mittoo album art EZ Rollers* Rougher Than Rough / Jackie Mittoo(2xFile, MP3, 320) Intercom Recordings ICOM 048 UK 2011