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Discussion in 'Jungle Room' started by JuNiOrR, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. JuNiOrR

    JuNiOrR TRIBE Member

    January 24th is the day, the Living Room the venue.
    Check out the Bio I found on the C.I.A (their record label)website about Total science's history and the label itself.

    "Quiff and Paul first met on the notorious Blackbird Leys estate in 1987 through their mutual love of Hip Hop and Electro. Paul was still at school and Quiff was a YTS electrician who already had a small studio set up and was experimenting with Electro and Breaks. Over the next few years they became good friends, spending most of their time and money buying tunes and began establishing themselves as Hip Hop dj’s in and around the pubs and clubs of Oxford. As the early House and Techno scene began to take hold, their music tastes broadened to include this new fresh style, a fusion that continues to this day.
    As the nineties dawned the duo found themselves attending the huge, illegal outdoor parties that were going off in the Midlands and West Country. Paul became a regular feature, dj-ing under the name of ‘Spinback’, whilst Quiff was starting a solo production career as Q-Project, under the guidance of local producer Graham Mew aka ‘Invisible Man’ and that’s how it stayed.
    Paul was playing virtually every free rave going, including nights like Universe and Quiff was still writing tunes until late ‘92. During that period he made the all time classic ‘Champion Sound’ and along with close friend Gwange, they set up Legend Records and released Champion Sound in ‘93. Champion Sound went on to become a classic first release for Legend and the label quickly grew from strength to strength.
    Paul, Quiff and Gwange all released solo projects on Legend and collaborated as the Alliance, recording not only for Legend but for reinforced, Moving Shadow and also recording their now legendary mix of Champion Sound.
    In ‘94 Quiff and Paul decided to go into the studio together for the first time, the ‘Funky Technicians’ were born. This partnership worked so well, they began working more and more as a duo and together recorded more than 20 tracks for Legend and continued to gain the attention of many other labels.
    Then in ‘95 Gwange surprisingly quit Legend and due to increasing financial pressure from the labels backer, both Quiff and Paul decided to shut the label down. All was not lost, old time mates Brillo and Dj Lee from Timeless, helped the lads set up C.I.A [Computer Integrated Audio], where they still continue to release their trade mark style of Techno fused Drum ‘n’ Bass.
    Now recording under the name of Total Science, the late nineties saw the duo gain quite a reputation with the now flourishing Drum ‘n’ Bass scene. Quiff had recorded for Bukem’s ‘Good Looking’ records and Paul was playing among other places ‘Speed’. Things were looking up for Oxford boys, with their recording and dj careers developing by the month and a string of releases and remixes already under their belts. With releases on Creative Source, Timeless, Partisan and local Techno label ‘Void’ things could only get better.

    The last two years have seen the lads touring the States twice, starting a new down tempo label ‘Skindeep’, securing an exclusive deal with ‘Metalheadz’ and watch C.I.A. grow into one of the UK’s leading labels. All in all, the duo are one of a handful of the remaining dj/producers who have have been there since day one, with over 12 years dj-ing and producing experience, they have come a long way. Their main objective is still to push the scene further and to never jump on any band wagons. It’s been a rocky road, but as they say, "persistence over resistance" and over the years this philosophy has paid off."
  2. dennisj

    dennisj New Member

    count me in ill be there for sure !!!!!!
  3. air-bag

    air-bag TRIBE Member

    they suck as djs

    havent u been to turbo during those times they were here?

  4. tella

    tella TRIBE Member

    just because you found them boring, doesnt mean they "suck" as a djs. it just means you're not into their sound. hell..you found dj die boring so maybe you suck as an individual?
  5. AVE

    AVE TRIBE Member

  6. AVE

    AVE TRIBE Member

    oh, and to add my worthless comments......i've heard a few mixes and they aren't great
  7. Vise

    Vise TRIBE Member

    Nice one... I agree.
  8. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    i didn't think they put on a real good show either. might just be me. it seemed like they played too many tunes just because they were new. i think that's the problem with a lot of djs. oh well. if others enjoyed them, then i'll leave it alone.

  9. air-bag

    air-bag TRIBE Member

    What the hell was that?!?!
    Where is that hostility coming from?!
  10. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    I saw them in London last night for the second time.

    I wouldn't call them bad djs...they mix pretty well, but their track selection is full of their own tracks...i still enjoyed it but spent alot of the time yearning for a wider variety of sounds.

    btw, wtf is the point of the Casino Royale VIP...it's basically the same tune as the original.

  11. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    the point of most VIP remixes is to show that you're cooler than someone else. it's like flexing your muscles; it's just showing off.

  12. tella

    tella TRIBE Member

    it was a tongue in cheek remark....is the tribe police against dry humour?

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