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Individual Minds

Individual Minds
Individual Minds - Kraze Jae, DJ Flip, Feder, TuffNail
Release Date:
11th August 2002
Catalogue #:
SD002M

Track Listing:
A side -
Verbal Executions (feat. DJ Noize)
Seen
The Walter

B side -
Verbal Executions Instr.
Seen Instr.
The Walter Instr.
Individual Minds - Feder, TuffNail, Kraze Jae, DJ Flip
Individual Minds - Kraze Jae, TuffNail, DJ Flip, Feder

The Individual Minds crew consists of three lyricists Feder, Kraze Jae & Tuffnail with production duties held down by D.J. Flip. Flip would probably be the first to tell you that he is a complete QPR nut and lifetime season ticket holder, but this is about the music and not the football. The crew first got together with this set of members back at the beginning of 2001 after D.J. Flip heard Feder spitting lyrical darts at the Fresh 2000 event in Birmingham. Suitably impressed with what he had just witnessed Flip made contact and was soon hooked up by Feder with the other members of the crew who were already formed as a unit. The MCs were serious about the business and had already put together a self financed demo CD  entitled 'The Sickness' back in 1999.

Immediately DJ Flip connected and they were soon working together on a number of tracks which includes the tracks available on their Verbal Executions 12" and other as yet unreleased tracks like 'Monies', 'F.T.O.B.' and 'After A Hard Day's Work'. What had initially looked like it would just be an EP project that DJ Flip could work on in between his work with the MUD Family quickly grew and soon it was evident that there was much more material to be developed than just that. A decision was taken to expanded into an album project and full time band. The fruits of this direction are starting to show themselves now.

So far the Individual Minds have three singles lined up for release on what I believe is DJ Flip's own independent label - Self Destruct Music which are all scheduled for release later this year, and which, avoiding any hiccups, should be followed by the album 'The Underbelly Of The Underground' sometime in the autumn, but more realistically it is more likely to be winter time next year. The first single is the 'Verbal Executions' 12" which is out right now and includes the tracks 'Verbal Execution' which features Denmark's D.J. Noize on the cut in the chorus. Production consists of a drum machine beat pattern and a repetitive orchestral horn riff. Each MC takes a verse to spit over. 'Seen' again features all the MCs and dub style echo effects make up the music along with a downbeat multi instrument chord and similarly unfunky beat pattern. The final track the Feder debut solo track 'The Walter' in which he relates to us his disdain for American sounding UK MCs and talkes about the everyday life experiences that affect him. Production is low key and perhaps an area that generally needs a bit of work. The Walter, which I haven't yet worked out the meaning of also features cuts by DJ Kaos. Each M.C. in Individual Minds will showcase a solo debut on each of the three singles planned for release this year.

The Individual Minds recently performed two live shows, one at 'The Rocket' and the other at 'The Scala' in London. Apparently, after each of these shows IDM received a lot of interest from those underground Radio D.J.s and hip-hop heads who were in attendance. It is their hope to build on this experience with as much live work this year as possible.

The demo version of Verbal Execution was featured on the HHC front cover compilation CD for August 2002.

As the Individual Minds say themselves, "THE REVOLUTION IS BEING RECORDED RIGHT NOW".

Feder is true old skool and originally started out as a breaker when he was listening to Electro music. He was also an accomplished writer who had devastated British Transport and proving his multi-talents he also learned to beatbox after hearing the Fat Boys, Dougie Fresh, Biz Markie and Cool Rock Cee. In the early 90's he would step up at the Wag or The Alley, and has steadily been building to getting his shit out there.

DJ Flip has a whole heap of other stuff going on apart from his Individual Minds stuff. There is his work with the MUD Fam, and he can be found playing regularly at Scratch and his own club night - Asylum and has even been known to direct the odd music video. He can also be heard broadcasting to London twice per week. Peep the following shows on Itch 105.15 FM (London area only): 

  • Itch FM 105.15Thursdays 6pm-8pm 'Flip Da Skript' radio show
  • Sundays 1am-3am Self Destruct Sunday Session

Interestingly on the last Sunday of each month Flip has the plan to broadcast two full 45minute mixes for you to tape and he'll be supplying full artwork available for download off the website, which you can print off for your cassette boxes. 

Check out IDM on the web: www.individualminds.com :: Email: info@individualminds.com

Other links: www.selfdestructmusic.com :: www.djflip.net
Self Destruct Music, 19 Devonshire St., London, W1N 1FS
Individual Minds tag by DJ Sprog
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