Genaside II

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Creators of a seminal moment for drum'n'bass back in 1991, Genaside II returned more than five years later with their debut full-length, a piece of high-powered, breakbeat futurism influenced by Manga animé. Basically a duo of Chilly Phatz and Kao Bonez with engineer Charlie Meats, the crew were raised on the hard-life streets of Brixton and inspired by urban raggamuffins like Rebel MC and Ray Keith.

Debuting in 1989 with the cut-and-paste ragga-terrorism of "Fire When Ready," Phatz and Bonez followed with the 1991 single "Narramine." Intersplicing the sweet soulful vocals of Sharon Williams with blistering breakbeat ragga, the single became a major mover on the hardcore techno scene. Along with "Mr. Kirk" by 4hero, Genaside II defined the growing move towards darkness in hardcore, years before drum'n'bass emerged overground. Despite additional singles like "Hellraiser" (recorded with Ray Keith and featuring a beat later borrowed by Prodigy for "Firestarter"), personal problems kept the duo out of commission for several years.

By 1995, Phatz and Bonez had sorted things out and even signed to the major-label-connected Internal. After a live date with the New Power Generation, mutual friends introduced the duo to the Wu-Tang Clan while in America. As a result, Genaside II's 1996 debut album New Life 4 the Hunted featured Wu associate Cappadonna as well as Eek-a-Mouse and Rose Windross. Ad Finite followed in 1999.
Genaside II went quiet after the release of the Return Of The Redline Evangelist in 2002. Their influence on Breakbeat Hardcore and later, Drum & Bass is undeniable.
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Albums

Genaside II - New Life 4 The Hunted album art Genaside II New Life 4 The Hunted (Album) Internal UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Genaside II - Ad Finité album art Genaside II Ad Finité (Album) Durban Poison UK 1999 Sell This Version
COPA 030 CD Genaside II - Return Of The Redline Evangelist album art GII* Return Of The Redline Evangelist(CD, Album) Copasetik Recordings COPA 030 CD UK 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Genaside II - Death Of The Kamikazee album art Genaside II Death Of The Kamikazee Jumpin' & Pumpin', Jumpin' & Pumpin' UK 1990 Sell This Version
Genaside II - The Motiv album art Genaside II The Motiv Jumpin' & Pumpin' UK 1990 Sell This Version
Genaside II - The Alchemist / Death Of The Kamikazee album art Genaside II The Alchemist / Death Of The Kamikazee Jumpin' & Pumpin' UK 1990 Sell This Version
HTZ 2 Genaside II - Sirens Of Acre Lane album art Genaside II Sirens Of Acre Lane(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) SW Nine Records HTZ 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Genaside II - Narra Mine album art Genaside II Narra Mine (Maxi, Single) Hardcore Urban Music, Hardcore Urban Music UK 1991 Sell This Version
URBAN EP 12 Genaside II Babylon Brutality(Acetate, 12") Hardcore Urban Music URBAN EP 12 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Genaside II - New Life IV The Hunted (Sampler) album art Genaside II New Life IV The Hunted (Sampler) (Maxi) Internal UK 1996 Sell This Version
Genaside II - Waistline Firecracker album art Genaside II Waistline Firecracker (Maxi) Internal UK 1996 Sell This Version
G3 Genaside II - Basic Killer Instinct album art Genaside II Basic Killer Instinct(12") Internal G3 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Genaside II - Mr. Maniac album art Genaside II Mr. Maniac (Maxi) Northwestside Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
POTE DJ 1 Genaside II - Product Of The Environment album art Gareth Bowden* + Genaside II Gareth Bowden* + Genaside II - Product Of The Environment(12", Promo) Palm Pictures POTE DJ 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ADR 003LTD Genaside II - Archer's Revenge album art Genaside II Archer's Revenge(12", Ltd) After Dark Recordings ADR 003LTD UK 2001 Sell This Version