Renegade Soundwave Biography
Renegade Soundwave - pioneering & influential electronic music group. Early use of sampling and computer technology, DJ skills, sub-bass exploration. Formed in London during the late '80s, Renegade Soundwave applied the punk and industrial ethic to both dub and dancefloor electronica, in good company with fellow sound terrorists throughout the decade, from Cabaret Voltaire to Skinny Puppy and Meat Beat Manifesto. The trio of Gary Asquith, Danny Briottet and Carl Bonnie debuted on Rhythm King with the 1987 single "Kray Twins," and moved to Mute one year later for an EP, Biting My Nails. Though Renegade Soundwave spent two years recording material for an album, the release of Soundclash and In Dub within six months vindicated them somewhat. The seminal album RSW In Dub joined the dots in the emerging electronic, rave, dub and indie scenes of late 80s / early 90s. Cited as major influence on artists such as The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers and the Drum & Bass, Techno, Breakbeat and Trip Hop movements. "Probably a Robbery" (from Soundclash), made the British Top 40 early in 1990, though perhaps the band's most highly regarded track The Phantom has proved an enduring anthem from the rave era. The Phantom, Women Respond to Bass, Ozone Breakdown, Probably a Robbery,Biting My Nails and Renegade Soundwave were top five US Billboard Dance singles. Bonnie left in 1990, for a solo career. Asquith and Briottet spent several years in isolation before emerging in 1994 with the "Renegade Soundwave" single and the album How You Doin? During late 1994, after playing their first live date since their participation in 1991's "Mute Over America" tour, the duo released Brixton and The Next Chapter of Dub the following year. The compilation RSW 87-95 emerged in 1996.