I mentioned Smith & Mighty before in the context of a Tricky/Massive Attack post as they were part of the Bristol scene, but I didn’t quite clarify the connection as I wasn’t entirely certain where the crossover was. I’ve since read that Smith & Mighty produced Massive Attack’s first single, Any Love. At that time I posted Fresh 4’s Wishing On A Star that was produced by Smith & Mighty, so here it is again in a more relevant context.
Sadly they were prevented from making any real waves during their earlier career due to what seems to have been issues with their record company of the time, instead working under the alias More Rockers and producing more of a Drum & Bass sound in comparision to the mellow dubby techno. Their sound evolved in a different direction from the rave sound that was fairly prevalent in the UK at the time, and it’s a welcome change.