Elliot Ireland and Alessandro Rizzo have been kicking around together since the early 90’s. Life was simple: Make a track, get an acetate cut at Lucy Spin on the Holloway Road, cruise down to parties in Hoxton and play to the sweaty booty shakin’ crowd.
They were invited on Top of the Pops twice, racked 5 worldwide No.1’s and sold over a million and half copies of that record. Not bad for an idea that had begun life on a Commodore Amiga.
It was obvious was to do next: set up their own home, a label that would take care of pushing the funky breaks scene…Jalapeno Records. A vinyl only label until 2004 they wasted no time is signing label mates Kraak and Smaak, Kid Crème, Ikon and more recently the fine Dr. Rubberfunk, an album collaboration with US superstars Fort Knox 5 and Soopasoul.
Jalapeno Records allowed Skeewiff to explore their music tastes. These energies have ended up scattered across the 3 LPs (Miniskirt, Cruise Control and Private Funktion) leaving time for plenty of 12’ inches. More recently the lads have been focusing on the 4th album but have taken some time out to remix Amy Winehouse the Sugababes and work with legendary Hammond player Alan Hawkshaw.
“Light the Fuse”
Performed by Skeewif
Courtesy of Jalepeno Records
Written by Rizzo, Ireland
Published by Outro Music
(P) 2006 Jalepeno Ltd.
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