Xenophobia is Sid Truelove (DJ Terminator) Zillah Minx (The Acid Queen), founding mainstays of the groundbreaking Anarcho Punk group Rubella Ballet, augmented by the singular talents of Bert Fuzz (MC Skallywag from Spiral Tribe). They were among the first to turn on and tune into the early nineties’ rave scene, Sid’s interest growing out of his long-standing fascination with acid house and its associated pirate radio underground network. Already established as an innovative compositional talent thanks to his work with
Rubella Ballet, Sid resolved to extend his exploration of the new sonic horizons of the times by investing every penny he had into the era’s key electronic equipment;
an Atari computer running Cubase a program for sequencing, and a Yamaha SY77 digital workstation and a four-track Tascam Portastudio for recording vocals.
Armed with this new technology, Sid set about creating his own style of Rave music with the sweetly mesmeric sound of Zillah’s angelic vocals, enhanced by Skallywag’s unique MC-ing, which imparted the new songs with a tangible sense of being at an actual rave.
Hypo Psycho was Xenophobia’s first release with a 4 track 12” EP being issued in late 1991 on Xeno Recordings (XENO1T)
Track 3 from the Hypo Psycho EP, ‘Encounter’ was also included on the Theory Records Beyond the Threshold compilation in late 1991 (TR101LP)
Into Combat was Xenophobia’s second vinyl offering, a 4 track 12” EP issued in early 1992 on XENO Recordings (XENO23T)
Xenophobia made numerous special guest PA’s with Spiral Tribe at illegal underground events in London and further afield around the M25, moving as fast as the scene itself to stay one step ahead of the Old Bill’s pernicious attentions.
The most famous of these was at Castlemorton in Worcestershire where 65,000 ravers congregated by word of mouth alone to spontaneously combust into the
biggest guerilla party in Europe. At the time of the event, Spiral Tribe were tapping into the zeitgeist’s mainline,
their recently released eponymous debut EP ‘Breach of the Peace’ featured Xenophobia's monster track ‘Doet’ that included the compelling lyric ‘Rush your
f**kin’ bollocks off’.
‘Rushing the House’ stormed straight in at Number 20 in the National Dance chart, Released at the height of the pirate radio days it was getting played on every station, seven days a week.
Telstar snapped up ‘Rushing the House’ and released it on Rave Generator a CD compilation that also featured the Prodigy, Acen, Altern 8, Messiah, Utah Saints and many more.
Its pivotal lyric, ‘Go to the flow with an E rush me, oo rush me, ee rush me’ was on the lips of nearly every raver on the scene and is still as infectious today as it was 23 years ago.
‘Rush in the House’ has been played year after year on pirate radio and more recently on BBC Radio. 23 years on from its original release, this enduring interest has encouraged Sid to compile a double album of hardcore hits titled Bring on the Rush, featuring original nineties hardcore rave anthems ‘Rush in the House’ and
‘The Wobbler’, plus 14 more hardcore tracks written in 1992 at the peak of the underground hardcore explosion.
The first 50 LPs will get a free download of the 16 track CD with 14 tracks from the LP plus two remixes, an unreleased remix of ‘The Wobbler’ and a more recent
unreleased breakbeat remix of ‘Rush in the House’.
For advance orders for Retail and Trade contact Simon from Underground Music;
mailto:email@example.com?subject=XENO23LP / CD pre orders
Tel. 01992 503284
For a preview of all the tracks check out the playlist at;
COMING SOON August 2015
You Know The Score, H A R D C O R E! ‘Bring on the Rush’ Cat No: XENO23LP/CD
Sid Truelove/Xenophobia’s tracks