Biography

Ever since the late 90s the West London duo Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba have been performing stunning, nine-piece live shows at acclaimed festivals around the world. It all began in the early 1990s when the West Londoners discovered a shared passion for hip-hop, rare groove, funk and jazz. James Brown, DJ Premier, Lalo Schifrin, Pete Rock and David Axelrod were some of the heroes from their formative years and, both avid vinyl collectors, Jake and Ollie began using the freshest sampling techniques, coupled with Jake’s musical knowhow from playing guitar and bass, to create early demos for fledgling label Ninja Tune.

These tracks formed the core of their first album, Remedies, released in 1995. It offered an emphatically London-centric take on funky beats packed with samples, scratches and chopped-up rhythms. It remains an influential underground classic from the urban flipside of the Britpop boom. Since then they have turned out a number of classic albums that have picked up praise across the globe. In that time they have continued to evolve through a number of different styles, from future rap to beefed up hip hop, from soul and funk to gritty organic sounds. Nowadays they're as adept at crafting slabs of super heavy, psychedelic, beat-laden, post-hip-hop audio for your ears and mind as they are rocking festival stages the world over.

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