In 2009 our very own Prymary Source (or Bill Daggs) and JJ Mumbles began work on a project together, but sadly and classically the files were lost due to a hard drive failure. In 2012 Daggs was happy to find the initial rough versions and has decided to share them as a free download, enjoy!
Paragons Of Goodness is a collaborative effort from long time defdfiliates Greg Blackman and Nathan Wacey, their first official release The Edge Of Winter features a whole host of dope MC’s including Bill Daggs on the track Moving On, which available for free download from the POG bandcamp page. Keep your eyes peeled for more stuff from the POG camp – they’re definitely one to watch.
If you haven’t checked them already you really should check Gentle Mystics, featuring our boy Elian Gray. Do say we didn’t warn you.
Video by Greg Blackman.
Because of the crackin time we had over the fireworks weekend and at Hoochinoo, we decided to put out the second video from “O:ZN” – “Survival Guide”. The video was shot at Brighton’s “Beach of the Dead” Zombie march 2010 by Joe Conner and additional footage by Mike Massaro.
In August 2011, “Being Watched” got a brand spanking new video, so we got some remixes together from various producers in the fam, re-packaged it with some fantastic new artwork from Nottingham’s own Rikki Marr and put it on bandcamp as a free download (which includes the video in the download package).
It’s been a while since we left you, we’re sorry we left you…
In case you’re not aware O:ZN IS OUT NOW and we have finally emerged from our underground lair. A lot has happened in the last year, so please bare with us as we bring you up to speed…
If you’re curious as to exactly what happened during our time in the hideout, you should check:
On 11.09.11, we released this video.
In case you haven’t already heard, we have decided to give away our 2007 debut album ‘… A Prelude’ absolutely free!!! Not a penny, nor a sausage not even a thank you is required (though thank you’s are always welcome!). However, if you’re one of those good souls (/nutters) who still prefer to pay for your music, the album is available from iTunes and I think there may even still be some original CD copies (collectors item don’t you know?) on sites like Suspect Packages. Or just follow the link below to get it for free!!!!
Still need some convincing? Don’t just take our word for it, see what the press thought:
“On this pin-sharp debut album, their hard work is self-evident. Stepping from a refreshingly different angle”
“this crew are destined for greatness.”
“DefDFires are evidence of the dangers of generalisation…with lyrical content that knock the spots off many other rappers with their intelligence, humour and originality and beats to match.”
-HAM & HIGH
“DefDFires tell their street stories as storybook fables, over bustling boom-bap brushed with folk and psychedelic caginess… the intensity of the North London crew’s murkier moments will impress.”
-ONE WEEK TO LIVE
“Some welcome imagination… Check for DefDFires if cinematic sounds and huge production values tickle your fancy.
“bringing some refreshing drama and lyrical content to the game.”
“wasn’t really feeling it I’m Afraid”
-GUNS AND AMMO
“Well that’s just ridiculous,
It’s all a conspiracy innit?
These civil infringements are only in place to insure the safety and stability of our society as a whole.
It’s not an infringement on our civil liberties,
I’ve got nothing to hide…”
… Yeah right mate, you and the rest of the horse blinded, fear addicted zombies.
Whose un-wavering belief in an omnipresent system allows them to be painted into corners, divided into social categories and studied like a herd of cloned sheep.
The same fuckers who think that freedom and liberty are two different things, that one could be sacrificed for the other; that they don’t exist as basic human rights, but as archaic offerings to false gods in drab suits and fancy ties.
Who bellow orders from behind painted veils and iron curtains, wizards of Oz and witches of the west, constantly reminding the flying monkeys who they live for, who they die for and work for.
Lengthening the reach of their gaze with a thousand eyes, constantly multiplying, always watching, for your protection.
Never ceasing, unless of course, innocent men get blasted eight times in the head on tube trains, or bombs blow up buses.
There are more CCTV cameras in London than anywhere else and I don’t feel any safer.
I don’t remember anybody telling me to sign any document, or filing some application or waiting in a queue at some fucking post office to grant permission for me to be filmed three hundred times a day.
Can you honestly say that you feel safer in the knowledge that every inch of your city is being filmed by some mechanical eyes poking their spiky lenses into everything you do?
That bad things won’t happen because the man in the shiny box said the great steel eyes will always watch over you, and that they fend off evil and desperate souls who threaten the very fabric of our way of life.
Praise be the ever watching, all knowing, ever loving, ever growing great spheres of vigilance.
Thank you for averting 7/7.
Thank you for showing me the true nature of the pentagons destroyed west wing.
Thank you for being there when de Menezes lost his life to trigger happy pigs, high on propaganda and job dissatisfaction.
And thank you for bringing those responsible to justice, of course.
Does their presence make you feel safer? Or just remind you that there’s a higher power at work? Scattering symbolic references of its boundless power across the land, like a valley of crucifixes, or the totems of some other primitive deity.
What do you think?
Does anyone have anything to say about it?
If you feel strongly about any of the points raised in the track, follow the links to take the discussion further:
We’re also interested in getting any visual feedback, artists or anyone with video ideas, get at us.