Dual Control

Dual control are Mike Ball (Bally) and Phil Davis (DJ Styles) who have been making beats together in Manchester for 5 years. Dual Control are not new to the Grand Central camp - their first release was featured on GC's Central Heating 2 compilation and Mike Ball has been engineering for Grand Central for years. Hence, the beats here are distinctly flavoured in traditional Grand Central sauce.
Although Mike's first love is hip hop, he spent his late teens attending the biggest open air raves down South before moving back up to Manchester in the mid-nineties and getting work at the Planet 4 recording studio. Here he got to work with the likes of M People, BT and Electronic. "They were mad mad days!" says Mike - "I was buzzing off people like Brian Transeau - he was really inspiring and dead enthusiastic!"
Then Mike met Steve Christian (of Rae & Chrisitian) who was also working in the same studio. Steve asked Mike to join him as engineer at Grand Central and the rest is history.
Phil Davis on the other hand used to be in a sound system called the Rude Boy Assassins and he also worked on Soul Nation pirate radio. Phil does the nifty scratching on Boogie Down Feature and gives the duo a distinctly street soul vibe.

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Dual Control - Left Or Right album art Dual Control Left Or Right (Album) Grand Central Records UK 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dual Control - Drop A Jewel / Bring It On album art Funky Fresh Few / Dual Control Funky Fresh Few / Dual Control - Drop A Jewel / Bring It On Grand Central Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
GC143 Dual Control - Boogie Down Feature album art Dual Control Boogie Down Feature(12") Grand Central Records GC143 UK 2001 Sell This Version
GC173 Dual Control - Stoned Mason album art Dual Control Stoned Mason(12") Grand Central Records GC173 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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