Audio Bullys

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Decades: 2000s
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The early impressions created by this London, England-based dance duo were somewhat misleading. When the single ‘We Don’t Care’ became their first major UK chart hit in 2003 it split the public opinion into love or hate, and coined the term ‘hooligan house’, which stuck despite its inaccuracy. In fact Simon Franks and Tom Dinsdale, who formed Audio Bullys in 2001 in Kingston-upon-Thames, take their influences from a wide range of music, from the Specials through to the bouncy garage beats of Todd Edwards and the rough vocals of the Stereo MC’s. The duo’s lyrics concentrate on modern urban living, again a double-edged sword as they crossed into public consciousness on the heels of the praised debut album by the Streets. Franks adopts a vocal style somewhere between speech and song, but the music, geared by Dinsdale’s sensibilities as a DJ, is propelled towards the dancefloor. This was further emphasised by their appearance on...

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