Bizzy B

Real Name:
Brian Johnson
Profile:
Highly prolific Hardcore, Jungle and Drum n Bass producer and DJ from the UK, active since the early '90s.

Bizzy B founded Brain Records in 1991 and started releasing Breakbeat Hardcore taking influence from House and Techno but adding heavy breakbeats and ragga vocal samples. He pumped out dozens of records, often under other monikers or in collaboration with other producers. Along with Dean Vincent (Pugwash), he formed The Dream Team, which released material on seminal Jungle/Hardcore label Suburban Base Records, as well as the duo's own Joker Records.

The Dream Team debuted in 1994 with "Stamina / Warriors" on Suburban Base, forming Joker Records soon after, and keeping up a prolific release schedule throughout the decade. They released the full-lengths "The Drum & Bass World Series" and "The Trilogy" in 1997.

Around the turn of the millennium, Bizzy B produced UK Garage tracks as part of projects like "The Beatfreaks (2)" and "Second Protocol". He also produced Drum n Bass as "Warped Science". Eventually a resurgence of interest in Jungle's harder side led to Bizzy B's earlier material gaining a new audience, and his newer productions brought back the Amen breaks.

He remained highly active during the 2010s, releasing new productions as well as collections of unreleased tunes from the '90s.
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Albums

ZIQ117CD Bizzy B - Science EP - Volumes III + IV album art Bizzy B Science EP - Volumes III + IV(CD, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ117CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Bizzy B - Los Angeles Tour 2008 album art Bizzy B Los Angeles Tour 2008(CDr, Mix) Not On Label none UK 2008 Sell This Version
DOPE CD 002 Bizzy B - Dubplates album art Bizzy B Dubplates(CDr, Album, Ltd, Promo) Brain Records DOPE CD 002 UK 2008 Sell This Version
DOPE CD 003 Bizzy B - Dubplates Vol II album art Bizzy B Dubplates Vol II(CDr, Album, Ltd, Promo) Brain Records DOPE CD 003 UK 2009 Sell This Version
DOPE CD 004 Bizzy B - Dubplates Vol III album art Bizzy B Dubplates Vol III(CDr, Album, Ltd, Promo) Brain Records DOPE CD 004 UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bizzy B - Brainstorm E.P. album art Bizzy B Brainstorm E.P. (EP) Brain Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - Brainwave E.P. album art Bizzy B & TDK Bizzy B & TDK - Brainwave E.P. (EP) Brain Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - The Brain Crew E.P album art Bizzy B + Equinox (3) Bizzy B + Equinox (3) - The Brain Crew E.P (EP) Brain Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - The Twisted Mentazm album art Bizzy B The Twisted Mentazm Brain Progression UK 1993 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - Infactuation E.P. album art Bizzy B Infactuation E.P. (EP) One Nation Records 1993 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - Darkness album art Bizzy B & D.lux* Bizzy B & D.lux* - Darkness Brain Records, Brain Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - 2 Dope E.P. album art Bizzy B + Peshay Bizzy B + Peshay - 2 Dope E.P. (EP) Brain Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - Week End / Total Amnesia album art Bizzy B.* Week End / Total Amnesia Big City Records (3) UK 1993 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - The Science EP album art Bizzy B The Science EP (EP) White House Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Bizzy B & DJ D Lux / T.D.K* & Bizzy B Bizzy B & DJ D Lux / T.D.K* & Bizzy B - Take Control / Warp Factor (Original Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Bizzy B & DJ D Lux / Unknown Artist Bizzy B & DJ D Lux / Unknown Artist - Visualise Your Desire / Untitled(Acetate, 10") Copymasters none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Pascal & Sponge / Bizzy B & Equinox (3) Pascal & Sponge / Bizzy B & Equinox (3) - I Got You (Ezee Boy) (Dubplate Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Bizzy B - I Don't Wanna B Free / Warp Factor album art The Specialist (7) / T.D.K.* & Bizzy B The Specialist (7) / T.D.K.* & Bizzy B - I Don't Wanna B Free / Warp Factor(Acetate, 10") Brain Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - My Heart / Tuff Head album art Bizzy B.* My Heart / Tuff Head One Nation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - Shape Vol. 1 album art Bizzy B & Pugwash Bizzy B & Pugwash - Shape Vol. 1 Brain Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
DOPE 27 Bizzy B - Dub Select album art Bizzy B & M.T. (2) Bizzy B & M.T. (2) - Dub Select(12", S/Sided, TP, W/Lbl) Brain Records DOPE 27 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Bizzy B - Warp Factor One album art T.D.K.* & Bizzy B T.D.K.* & Bizzy B - Warp Factor One Brain Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
WYHS 030 Bizzy B - The Science EP Vol. 2 album art Bizzy B The Science EP Vol. 2(12", EP) White House Records WYHS 030 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Bizzy B This Sound / Gwarn(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none DJ D Lux / Bizzy B DJ D Lux / Bizzy B - Iron Lung / Concrete Jungle(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version

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DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

October 20, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Bizzy B. Ruled along side some amazers producers. What a full packed year that was upon the pirate radio stations! 1993. At 44 I have tried so many times to shake off the jungle. But it is impossible! It's too ingrained into my psyche. So much still to learn with this music ..... "We have such sights to show youuuuuuu" Peace
Rukawat

Rukawat

May 20, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Heavyweight hardcore/jungle producer, absolute mental old hardcore retro stuff from this man, tonnes of aliases and labels so much music other there. Over the years he's released a lot of unreleased tracks, lately his bandcamp is releasing unreleased 92-93-94+ stuff.
CowboyINC

CowboyINC

December 26, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
Seriously some of the craziest oldskool beats around. The man made some absolute intense bangers back in the day -- I recommend his work to any true junglist. Even today in 2011 his work can still light up the dance floor as kids who were not even conceived of at the time these tracks were being made groove to them as they 're hearing them for the first time ever.
Mr_Geese

Mr_Geese

May 1, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
Legend

i just wanted to add a bit more

From hardcore to ragga jungle to darkside the guy has mastered them all, there's very very few that can say that, so next time some idiot waffles on about jungle dnb legends and they start mentioning all the usual names, like goldie bukem dillnja, make sure you get them to mention this guy, and if they dont know get them to know
wozza

wozza

December 19, 2007
In my opinion, Bizzy B undoubtedly produced some of the best and ruffest hardcore tunes between 1992 & 1994. His clever use of samples led to his unmistakable style of manic sample chopping and pitch shifting and was a sure fire way of getting the ravers dancing in clubs all over the land. His tunes are only maybe rivalled by Dave Charlesworth for sheer unadulterated "out ya box" ruffness!
For anybody wanting raw no nonsense oldskool hardcore this is the producer for you.

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