Stereo MC's

The undisputed masters of hip-hop land in Southend to set tremours through Chalkwell Park.

Born out of the mid 80's inspirational Hip Hop scene and the DIY UK acid house/club scene, Stereo MC's reputation grew slowly throughout the late 80's. They started an underground dance label, releasing diverse artists from Richie Rich to the Jungle Brothers as well as their own records before being picked u by Island Records. They performed live extensively and supported groups such as De La Soul, A Certain Ratio, EMF and U2, and did US and UK tours with The Happy Mondays.

After early chart success in America for their second LP Supernatural, they recorded the album Connected which became an international hit. They embarked upon a huge touring schedule including memeorable pieces at Glastonbury and many other festivals worldwide. This period culminated with a Mercury prize nomination and 2 Brit Awards for Best Album abd Best Live Act.

Aside from following on their remix activity with mixes for Tricky, Madonna, Quannum MC's amongst others. 2014 saw a return to the roots, releasing underground dance music leading to many collaborations including 'Place' with Adam Port on the Berlin (Keinemusic) label and longtime friends Terranova releasing the classic 'Tell Me Why' (KomPakt), a firm fixture in the club charts in 2015. This has led to a joint venture label with Terranova and distributed through Kompakt Records, the main purpose to release Stereo MC's records.

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