Release Date: 23rd October 2020
Previously unreleased and unheard until now, unearthed, cleaned, re-edited and remastered, these tracks capture that 90s drum and bass sound. Fusing the creative ideas, stems and music from well known original artists Omni-Trio and Syko under 'Persons Unknown'. We have worked meticulously to create these timeless tracks; adding to the Persons Unknown story.
a1. Persons Unknown - Klanger
b1. Persons Unknown - Trans Machina
b2. Persons Unknown - Faith Healer
Release Date: 27th November 2020
From the vaults of Persons Unknown, BSBR007 Motion Sickness is material from the 90's Persons Unknown USA tour. Unearthed, cleaned, re-edited and remastered, these tracks capture that 90s drum and bass sound. Fusing the creative ideas, stems and music from the original artists Omni-Trio and Syko under the name 'Persons Unknown'. We have worked meticulously to create these timeless tracks; adding to the Persons Unknown story.
a1. Persons Unknown - Motion Sickness (Subway Robbery Mix)
b1. Persons Unknown - Solitude
b2. Persons Unknown - Motion Sickness (Downtown Mix)
Release Date: 27th November 2020
Content we’d nailed the EP we had a few TPs pressed; sending them out to a handful of influential DJs and promoters from back in the day. I remember being in a club and hearing a track that sounded a lot like ‘Release Yourself’, only at a slower tempo. The thing was, the DJ who’d got hold of the TP (sorry can’t remember who?!) was a house DJ. He was playing it at 33 rather than 45. Still sounded good as a House track though!! ‘Time to get Raw’ was the first track written by the original Persons Unknown collective and Time to get Raw (Part 2) expanded on the original; adding some extra layers, time stretched beats and a new arrangement. Dope Jam became a favourite with many who bought the original EP I think because it still had that Old Skool 92/93 feel, but with some of the filtered beats and techniques that artists were experimenting with at the time. Killa is definitely my favourite track from the second EP, you can hear all the elements from the contributing artists in this track. As with the first EP we decided to keep the true identity of the artists a mystery; continuing with Persons Unknown. The original artists from 93 still remain a mystery. Re-engineered, Cleaned Up and Remastered in 2020; bringing the music back to life...
a1. DJ Syko - Release Yourself
a2. DJ Syko - Time To Get Raw (Part 2)
b1. DJ Syko - Killa (Stix Ballistix Mix)
b2. DJ Syko - Dope Jam
Release date: 6th March 2020
This is a 4 track EP which has the original 1992 mixes on one side remastered with 2020 VIP mixes on the other side. Written and produced by I. Clifton, J. Higgs & J. Emery. VIP's by S. McCutcheon & I. Clifton. Full colour sleeve with a nod to the original 1992 studio location on the cover, Bowes Lyons skate park and youth centre in Stevenage.
"A massive thanks to Mike and Blueskinbadger Records. When someone knocks on your door and tells you that your old tunes from over 20 years ago are still being played and appreciated and that they want to re release them again. What more can I say. Happy f###ing days, smash the s##t out of it ! - Iain Clifton"
a1. 2020 New Sound By VIP
a2. 2020 Sellout VIP
b1. New Sound By...?
Release Date: 31st January 2020
These are the lost tunes that were due to be released via 'Persons Unknown' on Candidate Records. Re-engineered in 2019 by Syko & Mike Badger these tracks ‘UNDERGROUND MAYHEM’ & 'NEEDS MORE BASS are finally pressed, 27 years later but who’s counting! This will be on a full colour printed sleeve. Written and produced S. Mccutcheon, piano riff by R. Haigh.
a1. Persons Unknown - Underground Mayhem
b1. Persons Unknown - Needs More Bass
Release Date: 24th July 2020
It's early 1992, and we'd just created our first track using nothing more than a 4 track sequencer loaded onto an Amiga plugged into a crude 8-bit sampler. That track was "Rock Ya Body". At that time I worked part time in Rob Haigh's Parliament Music Record shops and had got to know him well. I had no idea the impact that "Rock Ya Body" would have as we played a tape of that first recording to Rob. On the strength of that one track, Rob decided to start up the PM label there and then. We sealed the deal over a few cans of Stella and it wasn't long before we'd written 3 more tracks. The tracks were mastered and recorded in Rob Playford's makeshift studio, who had just started his journey with Moving Shadow. Simon & Mark were now Syko & Mak and the Murda EP became the first release on the PM label. Remastered by Syko and Mike Badger during Lockdown 2020; unearthing and using stems and parts from the original tracks. This EP is where it all started...
a1. Syko & Mak - Murda
a2. Syko & Mak - Rock Ya Body
b1. Syko & Mak - Take Me Back
b2. Syko & Mak - Jungle Juice
Release Date: 17th April 2020
These are unreleased tracks by S. McCutcheon (Syko) & R. Haigh (Omni-Trio) under the name 'Persons Unknown'. These group of artists collaborated on a number of tracks which were released on the Candidate Records label (a sublabel of Rob’s in-house label, Parliament Music). However, there were a number of unfinished, archived and VIP remixed tracks that are now scheduled for release on Blueskinbadger Records”
Rave had become hardcore – from which a strand called breakbeat house developed. This morphed into breakbeat techno, which became jungle techno. And I turned around to find myself part of a movement that was now known as drum & bass. This further splintered into (labeled by journalists) jump-up and “intelligent drum & bass,” darkcore, artcore, and so on. But the point was that it was always pushing forward; trying out new ideas, never settling on one definable style...” - Rob Haigh
a1. Persons Unknown - White Lights
b1. Persons Unknown - Starbright
Release Date: 17th April 2020
This 4 Track EP with 3 Unreleased VIP mixes of the original tracks and 1 extra unreleased track from 93. Written and Produced by S. McCutcheon (Syko) & R. Haigh (Omni-Trio) under the name 'Persons Unknown'. These group of artists collaborated on a number of tracks which were released on the Candidate Records label (a sublabel of Rob’s in-house label, Parliament Music). However, there were a number of unfinished, archived and VIP remixed tracks that are now scheduled for release on Blueskinbadger Records.
“ One day in early 91 a customer (Syko) came into my shop and played me a rave tune that he had produced on an Amiga. I was so impressed that I offered to put it out even though I didn’t have a label at that time. I then started to fuse my own existing ideas with the new possibilities of sequencing and sampling. Omni Trio grew out of this experimentation, around this time the Parliament Label was born...” - Rob Haigh
a1. Persons Unknown - 2020 2 You Vip
a2. Persons Unknown - 2020 Pianism It's All About The Fuckin' Piano Mix
b1. Persons Unknown - Boom! 93 Mix
b2. Persons Unknown - 2020 Break The Edit VIP