A maverick trio of eccentric UK-based DJ/makers, namely Timmy Xmas (b. Tim Sheridan), Keith Binner and Chico Ijomanta. The three bearded Yorkshiremen fulfilled in the middle-80s if they DJed within the well-known Leeds college student dance music picture, where they might regularly be discovered behind the decks in the ‘Mile Large Club’ nights in the Gallery, a location that also offered rise towards the Utah Saints. It had been this same picture which was the fertile mating ground for famous nights such as for example ‘Vague’ as well as the famous ‘Back again To Fundamentals’ and ‘Manumission’. Well-known for marathon DJing units, Timmy Christmas later on performed for 48 hours nonstop on the Glastonbury Celebration and his typical shows behind the decks continue steadily to reach the six-hour tag. After many years within the dance music wilderness, the trio produced a purposeful foray into even more commercial place with two singles offering heavy make use of and sampling of previous dance staples. The very first was ‘The Phrase’, in the soundtrack from the 1978 strike film, Grease and the next, ‘Double Increase Dutch’, featured comprehensive ‘recycling’ of Malcolm McLaren’s ‘Increase Dutch’. Neither was well received by the united kingdom music press but do make hook effect on the singles graph. For the time being, the Dope Smugglaz acquired negotiated an extraordinary seven-album agreement with Paul Oakenfold’s label, Perfecto Information. In 1999, in addition they began a Fri evening DJing residency on the high-tech membership, house in London’s western world end. The trio’s remix credits consist of those for the Utah Saints, Finitribe, Moloko and Fuzz Townsend. Their debut, Dope Radio, was a unique journey through a variety of designs from dub to 100 % pure pop, a psychedelic idea album, based throughout the broadcasts of the fictional radio place. The first one in the album, ‘Barabajagal’ highlighted vocals in the vocalist Shaun Ryder and Howard Marks. The last mentioned selection of vocalist was relatively ironic, taking into consideration Marks’ notoriety being a massively effective international weed trafficker. The one was also remixed with the music group’s old close friends, Utah Saints. The Dope Smugglaz continue steadily to DJ around the united kingdom and European countries and in the home.