It’s time for the next instalment in our Podcast Series and yet another huge mix from members of the Point Blank family. This time round we’re privileged to bring a mix from West London’s Greenmoney. The duo, consisting of yOyO talisman Leo Greenslade and former Bugz in the Attic producer and Point Blank tutor for the Deep & Soulful House Course Alex Phountzi, only came together to do a quick re-rub of Kanye West’s ‘Love Lockdown’ single in 2009 but quickly formed a long-lasting partnership. Still going strong, their latest single ‘Feels Good’ featuring Terri Walker is out this week. Go and grab it here
The chemistry proved so potent that the pair have been DJing and producing together at a fervent rate ever since, kick-starting a self-titled record label in the process and smashing clubs and dancehalls along the way. Joining the dots between house, bashment and broken beats, their sound sits uniquely amongst their peers. This is soul music with a savvy twist, gutter enough to soundtrack the grittier times we live in with a raw and visceral pulse throbbing throughout.
An early collaboration with West London rapper Twizzle led to the single ‘Skydiving’, receiving heavy support from Radio One doyens Zane Lowe and Annie Mac as well as being playlisted on both MTV Base & Dance. Their official debut was Summer 2010’s “Gold Rush EP”, released on A-Trak and Nick Catchdub’s Fools Gold imprint and bolstered by collaborations with Mz Bratt, Lady Chann and Serocee.
An extensive remix discography includes the likes of CockNBull Kid, Busy Signal, Gyptian, Tawiah and Zed Bias ft Sam Frank, with future reworks of Aussie chart topper Kimbra and for French Fries and the Youngunz label all scheduled to benefit from the duo’s rough and ready template. Their aforementioned imprint has released their own work as well as signed artists Mista Men, Hardhouse Banton & Major Notes, with Mistajam, Crookers, Zinc and Mary Anne Hobbs all vociferous supporters. Just like their productions the label is a soundclash of innovative urban music reflective of their differing but interwoven musical backgrounds.
Now as a creative unit their talents are blossoming to devastating effect. Electronic music has always been at its most exciting and its most essential when the sounds emanating from the speakers are from a pollination of different aesthetics. Greenmoney, whether rocking the decks, manning the booth or demonstrating their tremendously coherent A&R ear always stay true to this rule. It’s why dancehalls the length and breadth of the globe are feeling the value of their aural economy.