[BNB 062] Ill Boogs - The Stone Garden
The second 7" from Ill Boogs debut album. Two of the few tracks that will be available on vinyl. Made by a b-boy for b-boys and funk fans worldwide!
Side A "The Stone Garden"
This could be from the "Taking Of Pelham" film. Classic cinematic sounds, underpinned with that solid "Boogs Breakbeat". This time round the breaks snaps hard, the band drop some wah wah guitar and the horns give the cinematic feel. It's a short track like many of the classic breakbeat tracks from back in the day. Proper DJ's will need two copies of this and the skills to spin back 7"s!
Side B "Iron Horse"
The guitar and horns are strong on this track too, but it's the rolling beat that really makes the dancers hit the floor. It's like Boogs has employed the Incredible Bongo Band as session musicians and put them together with the JB's and some unknown prog rockers. A longer track this one so the dancers can really get into the groove!
This is a culmination of years digging for break beats, listening and dancing to mix tapes from break djs all over the world. It's an eclectic mix of popular and obscure influences from James Brown to movie soundtracks and prog rock.
But these are not drum loops your hearing…lazy producers better go back to the drawing board, all of this album is played live! The tracks are all instrumental funk and breaks tracks. All tempos and rhythms are covered by Boogs and his band. Being made by a b-boy the albums has a heavy leaning towards rhythm without being the same tired old break beats looped over and over. The only thing the tracks have in common is 'the break,' being a Bboy Boogs doesn't see the point in making a tune without one.
Ill Boogs has been one of the UK's top b-boys (breakdancers), and influenced many of the now generation. He was one of the founding members of the Floor Science Crew and he went on to become a key member of the legendary Born To Rock and Sinstars Crews. But he's not just a dancer, he's been making beats for MC's since 1991. Then in 2005 he sent a track called Gypsy Rock down to the Breakin Bread HQ. The track was made for breakin practice sessions and it got such rave reviews from the dancers that Boogs wondered if we might want to release it. We did and it went on to become a b-boy classic. The track was included on a Rock Steady Crew mix CD put together by Skeme Richards called 'Bboy Essentials Vol II'. The track then got played at the Battle Of The Year finals and The UK B-boy Championships. Another 7" followed in 2007 (King Conga b/w Funky Ghost Town) and Boogs got props from all the best B-boy DJ's in the world (DJ Tee from Japan, DJ Woodoo from Switzerland, DJ Renegade from the UK and many more all play Ill Boogs on high rotation!)
- The Stone Garden
- Iron Horse