Ear Conditioning

The Moody Boyz (Studio Rockers/XL/Crammed Discs)

Tony Thorpe is best known for his groundbreaking Moody Boyz output, as well as for setting up a host of independent labels including Warrior Records, BPM, Language Records, and his newest imprint Studio Rockers.

In 1987 Thorpe released the first UK acid compilation ‘Acid Beats’ and soon after launched his acid guise Moody Boyz which released a series of groundbreaking house cuts including ‘Acid Heaven/Acid Rappin’ to the groundbreaking LFO bass attack of ‘Funky Zulu’.

Thorpe became KLF’s ‘Breaks, beats and samples’ controller, and remixed both the debut cut of ‘3am Eternal’ and worked on ‘What Time is Love?’ ‘Last Train to Transcentral’ and best selling album ‘The White Room’.

His production credits include Lungiswa for the ME.L.T. 2000 label and curating remix projects for Airto Moreira & Flora Purim’s Fourth World project. Remixed Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Lee Scratch Perry, Roots Manuva and Bloc Party among others. His DJ sets bring out the bottom end of treasured discs, hence he curated Massive Attack’s ‘Dub Step Chronicles’ for their Meltdown Festival program.

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