"To understand pH10, start by imagining The Beastie Boys growing up on Slayer rather than Afrika Bambaataa. Then, you'll need to figure out how records created with no electric guitars in site manage to be this damn heavy. Finally, a lesson or two in overdriven analog circuits at the community college is in order.
Alternatively you could just pop in a copy of of one of their disks, start shaking your ass and it'll all come to you naturally" - Time Out London
On March 21st, zBaron and Recone Helmut entered Westside Music in New Windsor New York to Master Well Connected. 8 hours later beers flowed and home speakers moaned. The master will go to manufacturing as soon as the artwork is finalized (this weekend we hope) and then the promotional sequence begins. The official release date is still a few months away (August 25th, 2008) but radio and press promos will start to go out in May. Check back here for more updates and info.
We are tough. We’ve played the nastiest of venues and rocked the sketchiest sound systems. We've played in areas of the world where the electricity shows off to its friends by killing expensive samplers. We have taken airplanes to play warehouse parties that were shut down before our gear cleared security. We’ve recorded entire records in unfamiliar studios with no engineer and the “tight deadline”. Be assured, pH10 can take it. However, there is one thing that strikes fear in our jaded hearts - wait for it - day jobs.
So, in trying to keep Recone and crew out of ‘business casual’ for the near future, we bring you the hottest pH10 release yet. After the success of the Needless to Say single, Helmutvision has become one of the most anticipated albums in the electronic underground. With three fresh joints featuring Pete Miser, loads of big nasty beats & bass and dripping with the grit and force you’ve come to expect, this is pH10 at its best.
In case you are unaware what this crew is all about, here is some bio information and a little history.
Brooklyn-based pH10 has been making records and playing shows for eight years. Concerts are hyped up parties with intense visual projections, a massive wall of sound and strange occurrences including strip-tease acts, strobe light helmets and dancers wrapped in vacuum hoses. Having played all over the US, Canada and Europe, pH10 has developed strong performance skills to back up their studio recordings. This is a finely tuned stage show that leaves audience members danced-out and smiling.
Although the pH10 crew insists on light-hearted antics in their performances, they take their productions seriously. This is apparent by the first place finish in the Dance/Electronica Category of the International Songwriting Competion 2005. Rather than employ flowery bio language, we’ll let some quotes do the talking for us “pH10 churns out some of the chunkiest, most amusing New York Drum 'n' Bass since Ming + FS debuted their Junkyard style many moons ago” - Lotus Magazine “The humor is a refreshing change from darker, more serious, UK DnB productions” - World DJ “Forget the pigeon holes, this is great music. pH10's Helmutvision is definitely not cut in the same old groove. Love the clever, amusing use of samples and MC Pete Miser has a great delivery. Top production. Quality album. No surprise this sound is straight outta Brooklyn. Nice one gentlemen!" - Brian Belle Fortune (Author of All Crews)