Thursday, 29 October 2020

Renegade Soundwave ‎– Soundclash (1989)

Style: Breakbeat, Dub, Electro, Downtempo
Format: CDVinyl
Label: Mute

01.   Blue Eyed Boy
02.   Lucky Luke
03.   On TV
04.   Probably A Robbery
05.   Traitor
06.   Space Gladiator
07.   Murder Music
08.   Biting My Nails
09.   Pocket Porn
10.   Can't Get Used To Losing You
11.   Biting My Nails (Instrumental)

Producer – Flood
Written-By, Producer – Renegade Soundwave

Recycling American hip-hop and British dub to form their own unique sound aesthetic, Renegade Soundwave cover a lot of territory on their debut album. Though the rapping is subpar, productions like the opener "Blue Eyed Boy" (featuring the same sample later used by Public Enemy for "By the Time I Get to Arizona") and their cover of the old Andy Williams classic "Can't Get Used to Losing You" reveal a solid focus on the audio terrorism possible from sampling. Soundclash also includes Renegade Soundwave's charting single "Probably a Robbery" and the title track from their previous EP Biting My Nails.
John Bush / AllMusic