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Tom Beaufoy and Pat Pardy first combined skills in 1998 and were quickly identified as a quality DJ/Producer duo by Adam Freeland who signed them to his Marine Parade label. Since then each of their releases have distinguished Evil Nine as innovators who refuse to blend into the scene, deriving their musical flavour from multiple influences including post punk, italo-disco, electro, classic power ballads, techno, krautrock, yacht rock, hip hop & 80’s electronic movie soundtracks .
After various single releases Evil Nine’s debut album You Can Be Special Too was
released to critical acclaim in 2005 (“Just killer tracks,” VICE; “Assertive, chunky, majestic,” The Independent; “The Beastie Boys would be proud,” Q; “Best album I’ve heard in a long time,” Pete Tong; “Album of the year by the hottest producers,” Eddie Temple Morris). In addition to their own material, Evil Nine have also released for the renowned Fabric Live mix series and held a residency at the club of the same name and at Audio in Brighton.
2008 saw the due release They Live!, featuring pounding tracks filtered through unexpected influences spanning ‘80s cock rock, The Cure, early Prince, krautrockers Cluster, Can and Tangerine Dream, vintage noise punkers Suicide and Black Flag, and newer sonic saboteurs TV On The Radio and Queens of the Stone Age. As such, “Behemoth” welds Timbaland rhythms to Black Sabbath heaviness; “Feed On You” comes out somewhere between Beverly Hills Cop and a phantom death march; “The Wait,” meanwhile, incorporates the experiments of Paul Lansky, the early synth pioneer whom Radiohead sampled on “Idioteque.”
After the success of 2009’s ‘The Power EP’ and fresh from remixing Temper Trap, Spankrock, Alex Metric and Don Diablo, Evil Nine started 2010 with a new club single, ‘No Manners’ featuring blogger’s favourite, the South African rapper Spoek Mathambo. Since then the boys have launched their own record label, FOR LOVERS, and have already received huge praise for its first releases, Ultimo and Stay Up and most recently Auto EP.