False Idols, the label owned and run by Tricky, last week released an EP of remixes of the track ‘Same’ from Bristol production duo Smith & Mighty. Featuring vocals from Tammy Payne, the track saw its first release via !K7 in March 1998 as an exclusive track on their DJ-Kicks, and has apparently since become a cult classic.
The recent release of the remix package, with contributions from Bristol peers including Kahn, Onset, Justin Reverb, Henry Louie, Ray Mighty’s 4th Dub Mix and Rob Smith’s 2019 re-rub, see the track echoing into new dimensions, crossing genre boundaries.
Speaking in his very recently released autobiography, Tricky describes Smith & Mighty as “one of the foundations of Bristol music, the real deal, proper musicians, with no bullshit about them. They were retiring to the point where you were lucky if you could even get them out to DJ sometimes.”