YOUR CHOICE: RENEGADE SOUNDWAVE

You chose Renegade Soundwave – and may I congratulate you on a fine choice.

Formed in London during the late ’80s, Renegade Soundwave applied the punk and industrial ethic to both dub and dancefloor electronica. The trio of Gary Asquith, Danny Briottet and Carl Bonnie debuted on Rhythm King with the 1987 single “Kray Twins,” and moved to Mute one year later for an EP, Biting My Nails. Though Renegade Soundwave spent two years recording material for an album, the release of Soundclash and In Dub within six months vindicated them somewhat. The group’s only hit, “Probably a Robbery” (from Soundclash), made the British Top 40 early in 1990, but after a falling out Bonnie left later that year, subsequent to the single “Renegade Soundwave”, for a solo career. Asquith and Briottet spent several years in isolation before emerging in 1994 with the “Renegade Soundwave” single and the album How You Doin? During late 1994, after playing their first live date since their participation in 1991’s “Mute Over America” tour, the duo released Brixton and The Next Chapter of Dub the following year. The group formally disbanded in 1995, although a compilation RSW 87-95 emerged in 1996 (it’s worth getting).

The Renegade Soundwave single is a classic and featured a short while back on The Vinyl Villain. But let’s go back to their early career for one track and a relatively recent remix for the other:

Renegade Soundwave – Space Gladiator (Dub)

Renegade Soundwave – The Phantom (Subsonic Legacy vs Dreadzone)

Renegade Soundwave MySpace
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~ by acidted on December 31, 2008.

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