J IS FOR JEDI KNIGHTS

Nothing for Star Wars nerds here… well not much anyway. This is all electro, tech funk from Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton. The Global Communication boys turned from ambient to electro.

One of the more endearing pseudonyms of Global Communication’s Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard, Jedi Knights spearheaded Britain’s electro revival of 1994-95 with the single “May the Funk Be with You.” Resembling nothing so much as a fusion of electro-funk with the cantina band from Star Wars, Jedi Knights also released a rare GC-related full-length, 1995’s New School Science. The duo continued to use Jedi Knights, for big-beat frenzy on singles like “Big Knockers” and “Catch the Break.”

New School Science has been cited as an influence by artists such as the Chemical Brothers, the Prodigy, Daft Punk and the Freestylers. And inevitably they got into trouble for using the name.

Jedi Knights – May The Funk Be with You

Jedi Knights – Big Knockers

Jedi Knights – Catch The Breaks

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~ by acidted on August 30, 2009.

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