The Asbo Kid began life at the end of 2006 and was formed through the merging of two existing, experienced talents, James Atkin (EMF)& Justin Welsh (ELASTICA). Bored with hanging around on street corners, nicking car stereos & all round trouble making, they decided to cut there teeth in the darker side of electronic music & start making there own unique style of Car Alarm Techno. With influences going as far back as Old School Rave & touching on the Minimal Electro scene, James & Justin have managed to keep themselves out of trouble enough to create some class tracks that demand attention. Justin hales from a small village in North Devon, not one for leaving his village very often, the parties seemed to come to him. At one such party Justin met James who had recently moved to the area. James had left London with a string of eviction orders & environmental health court cases against him. Looking for a new start, with his beloved sound system in hand he moved to the countryside hoping not to upset anymore people.
James was responsible for singing one of the best known tracks of the 90s, Unbelievable with his band ‘EMF’, he went on to have massive success clocking up a U.S no.1 single and a platinum selling album. Time at the top was short lived and it wasn’t soon before James was back to the glue and crime (Grime). Justin says he was in the massivly cool band ‘ELASTICA’, not sure we believe him tho, he gets confused. With the Asbo kid, James and Justin are trying to better themselves as people and fit back into society. HONESTLY OFFICER.
RELEASES SO FAR
‘TROUBLE ON THE WALTZERS’, 4 Track 12” EP:
PLASTIQUE BASE RECORDS, GERMANY
Pete Bassbin (Bassbin Twins):....
i'll play the ep out and big up the tracks deepest thanks again-
pxx.. (PBR0703 - The Asbo Kid - Trouble On The Waltzers)
‘NAMED & SHAMED’, 8 track Mini Album:
WHITE LABEL MUSIC- UK
Max Cherry:" ...vielen, vielen dank!!!!! fuck you attitude ist schon sehr geil!! direkt mal im loonyland spielen!..."
‘THE ASBO DEATHCULT SESSIONS’ Full lenth album:
WHITE LABEL MUSIC- UK
Lars Moston (The Killergroove Formula, Moston/Malente):"fuck u attitude
All releases have received critical acclaim including Radio One airplay (Steve Lamac) & a session with XFM Scotland (McSleazy). The Asbo Kid have been playing a number of shows up & down the country. 2009 is looking like a very busy & successful year, there will be a double A sided 7’’ vinyl released in March thru ‘White Label Music’ to coincide with the festival shows they have lined up.