Kinetic Effect, Insane Macbeth
Kinetic Effect first hit the scene as part of the rap outfit 2 The Top, in 1991 he teamed up with Insane Macbeth and recorded ‘Borderin’ Insanity’, which was the last recording at Cold Storage Studio (where MC Mell ‘O’, and London Posse recorded material). Tim Westwood played ‘Borderin’ while it was on a tape, when he was at Capital Radio. ‘Borderin’ Insanity’ was officially released in 1993, along with ‘Beyond The Parameters Of Amateurs’ on Insane Macbeth’s own imprint, Insane Recordings. There was a limited 500 green vinyl available (which now sells for around £30), as well as 200 promotional copies!
In 1995 he recorded ‘Man Bites Dog’/ ‘The Effect Of Fear’ with Insane Macbeth. Moving away from the battle mentality, Kinetic Effect & Insane Macbeth wanted to explore more abstract concepts, with beats that were more like soundscapes! These two tracks were released in 1997. There are only 500 copies available of this single, these two tracks act as a precurser to the trip-hop & break-beat movement.
In 1997, Kinetic Effect & Insane Macbeth recorded a mini-album called ‘The Mortis Experiments’, but this was unreleased. 2012 saw the release of previously unreleased recordings of ‘A Physical Exorcise’ and ‘The Catalyst’.