The legendary Ragga Twins are looking and sounding sharper than ever in this crucial new video for their latest single Too Much Madness on Nice Up!
The audio dropped last Friday, July 28. Now time for the all important visuals. Available to watch exclusively on 1 More Thing for the next seven days, the concept is as simple as the tune is savage: Flinty Badman and Deman Rocker are suited, booted and they’ve come calling for the readies.
Dapper, dangerous, trim and timeless. They’ve been telling us reggae music owes them money since their debut album way back in 1991. Maybe they’ve finally caught up with it? Watch it here:
The start of a series of releases with Nice Up! – which is set to build up to their first studio album in 28 years – Too Much Madness takes us right back to their roots as pioneering jungle MCs who can hit hard with political messages and smash a party at the same time. The single will soon be followed by two remixes from heavyweight headliner and all-round roller king Voltage and dancehall fusionists Solidstates.
An exciting new chapter for one of the most iconic duos in UK soundsystem and bass culture, brothers Trevor and David Destouche have entertained, worked with, been sampled by and massively inspired multiple generations of ravers and artists including some of the most influential and innovative artists across the beat stratosphere from Skrillex to Mark Pritchard to James Blake who sampled them on his new single Big Hammer.
In fact no other MCs have a discography anywhere near the size or range as Flinty and Deman as they’ve appeared labels ranging from Warp to Tru Thoughts to Soul Jazz to Dim Mak and collaborated with artists ranging from Gray to Kutski to Slipmatt.
Their relationship with eclectic, bass-loving London-based beat stable Nice Up! goes right back to the start of the label in 2011 when they appeared on Black Samurai’s Information Critic alongside Daddy Freddy. Now it’s time for the label to present a whole new body of work for the brothers. The title of the album is yet to be revealed but the label have confirmed that it’s been produced by Taelimb and Dean Barratt who is renowned for his work with none other than Shy FX.
Remixes from Voltage and Solidstates are set to follow soon, plus more singles. Follow the Ragga Twins and Nice Up! for more information as it’s revealed.