This month’s RadioEject exclusive guest mix is a very special one indeed!! This month brings us all a very special ‘Spatial Awareness’ mix tape brought to you by Rob Birch of the brit award winning ‘Stereo MC’s’ .
If you don’t know who the ‘Stereo MC’s’ are you’ve probably been living in a underground tunnel for the past couple of decades, surviving off of licking mossy rock faces for nourishment. Formed in Nottinghamshire between two friends the ‘Stereo MC’s’ have gone a long way from humble streets. The ‘Stereo MC’s’ blew up in the British charts, in the minds of the people and across the globe in the late 80s and 90’s…originally consisting of the two creating members, Rob Birch and Nick Hallam. Stereo MC’s we’re pretty much Britain’s first global rap stars, rocking stages, working with or producing across the globe with the likes of U2, Janes Addiction, De La Soul, Happy Mondays, Peter Gabriel, Madonna and even the Jungle Brothers. And being one of the first Rap/hiphop groups to ever perform at British rock festivals…you young upstarts starting on your journey to festivaldom need to doff your snapbacks in respect to these trailblazers of UK hiphop.
The Stereo MC’s 1992 single ‘Connected’ burst through the speakers and echoed across the globe with their first top 20 hit…rippling them to number 2 in the British album charts and almost a year charting, the Stereo MC’s we’re here!! I remember my brother and I eating our cereal to ‘Connected’ on MTV singing along, then getting to school with the other kids singing it in the yards allday. Mixing breakbeat, funk, hiphop, electro, dub step ,dance, lyrical poetry and neck breaking beats the Stereo MC’s can be a bit tricky to pin down to one sound…a little bit like us here at Ejecto’s…diverse styles and a strong sense of perfectionists working towards some breaking of rules and regulations.