The RSS Boys are possibly the most interesting DJ/Producer duo around and are shrouded in mystery. Apparently there’s 2 of them and they’re from Poland and prefer to remain anonymous. They say “as legend suggests – they met in the middle of Africa, in Benin!”.
They have released 4 albums, 2 of which came out this year “N00W” and “00 FLY”. They fuse raw Techno, often replicating an African inspired rhythmical pattern to create a dystopian world of Post-Apocalyptic Transnational Techno. A mind-blowing sound scape that is dark, nihilistic and thought-provoking.
I approached them for a Top 10 some time back and they’ve finally come back to me with this list and here’s what they say about it in their own peculiar way:
“WE CH0SE ST00F WHICH IS KINDA BASIC AND UNIVERSAL F0R 0UR 0WN EXPL0RATI0NS……….THIS IS N0T A T0P10, ALL 0F TRACKS 0R ALBUMS WE PUT HERE AS EQUAL. THIS IS KIND 0F IMP0RTANT.”
So in no particular order, here is the RSS Boys 10 tracks that inspires their explorations and brace yourselves because this is pretty hard to find material:
* Miriam Makeba – Click Song *
* Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 – No Agreement *
* Sir Victor Uwaifo & his Melody Maestroes – Idogo *
* Tino Mab – Margarina Fina *
* Chœurs Royaux Du Bénin / Fon-Gbé D’abomey [Whole Album] *
We couldn’t find any links to music from this album, so here’s the cover:
And something similar to it:
* Cote D’Ivoire – Masques Dan [ Whole Album] *
Another that we could not find any you tube links to but here’s the album cover:
And something similar:
* Guinee – Recits Et Epopees – Chant De Louanges A La Memoire D’un Griot Celebre *
Yet another shrouded in as much mystery as the RSS B0YS themselves, so here’s a Griot as we could not find any links and more info about this RELEASE!
* Unknown Ethiopian Musicians – Tejbeit *
* Southern & Central Malawi – Nyasaland – Cewa – Manyanda *
Here’s the album cover & you can hear some sounds, read about it and see the tracklisting HERE!
* Animals of Africa Sounds Of The Jungle, Plain & Bush — Rhinoceros *
The cover and you can actually listen to it and grab it HERE!