Two Fingers – 25 Minute Mix
Two Fingers are Brazilian beat adventurer pioneer Amon Tobin and Joe “Doubleclick” Chapman. The pair met when Tobin lived in Brighton and bonded over an interest in music that ran way beyond the boundaries of electronica. Together in Montreal, they applied production techniques associated with UK styles such as drum & bass to the template of hip hop. Sway (UK Mobo winning artist) was so taken with what they were doing, he flew straight out to Montreal and recorded seven tracks with them. Sway demonstrated his open-mindedness, a lesser man might have been scared by the distinctiveness of the music, but he embraced it. The remaining rhythms were voiced by sometime Missy protégé Ms Jade and dancehall legend Ce’Cile.
The result is a project unlike anything that any of the three main players has ever made before. It is a unique, utterly uncompromising, brutal and beautiful record that could only have grown out of the UK and the internationalism of those involved.