Mob Tactics seem to be a name on people’s lips more and more of late. Already renowned for their own inimitable style of techy – yet very funky, dance-floor orientated drum & bass, the duo appear to be going from strength-to-strength with each release. Their tunes are already firm staples in the sets of Andy C, Friction, DJ Hype & Audio, to name but a few, and the demand for them on the DJ circuit is rapidly gaining momentum. Heavily influenced by the likes of Ed Rush & Optical, Bad Company, Konflict and Total Science, you can always guarantee a Mob Tactics release or DJ set will be nothing short of high octane.
Luke and Mark first met in 2009, when Luke, who was running the music department at Chemical Records, signed some of Mark’s tunes to their in-house imprint: RUN DNB. After instantly hitting it off and realising their musical tastes were so similar, the two decided to hit the studio in early 2010. The first weekend at Mark’s studio they managed to create ‘Gunjack’ and the following weekend at Luke’s, they knocked out ‘Stick-up Kid’ – both of which went on to garner support from DJ Hype, Bailey & Crissy Criss, and were subsequently released a few months later on Traffic Music. Mob Tactics was born.
Fast forward a few years and the boys are in full swing. 2011/2012 saw several releases on the duos own imprint: Tactical Recordings – including the critically acclaimed ‘Kansas’, and a track for BTK’s Dutty Audio label entitled ‘Prang’. But it was 2013 that proved to be the most successful year to date. The dancehall tinged drum & bass hit: ‘Crazy Hype’, featuring ragga legend, Elephant Man, was snapped up by Playaz. Their remix of Cause4Concern’s early 2000 anthem: ‘Soul’ went on to feature in the sets of just about every man and his dog! Prolix snatched up ‘Grotbags’ for his Trendkill imprint, and the legend that is Andy C signed up ‘Wolf Trap’ exclusively for the sixth instalment of his hugely successful Nightlife compilations.
In 2014, the duo showed no sign of slowing things down. With their ‘Wasted’ EP release on Cause4Concern Recordings, their single ‘Joe Mangle’ for Ram, and with a DJ schedule that shaped up rather nicely, things went fast for Mob Tactics.
2015 was the year of the exclusive signing to Futurebound’s Viper Recordings with their debut single ‘Neon God’. Mob Tactics ended the year with the dancefloor aimed track ‘Rave Weapon’.
New Year’s Eve is over but not for Mob Tactics. They started the new year with a banger. Mob Tactics dropped their second Viper single with the harder, darker and dirtier affair in the form of ‘Get Dirty / Shark Tank’ which went straight to the top 10 on Beatport!
Watch out for Mob Tactics, as they prepare for another nonstop year!