TOTAL SCIENCE (CIA / SHOGUN AUDIO / METALHEADZ)
Jason Greenhalgh (Q-Project) and Paul Smith (Spinback) first met in 1987 brought together through their mutual love of hip-hop music. Over the next few years the pair developed a deep appreciation for Techno and Dance music at the beginning of its worldwide takeover. By 1991, Spinback was an established DJ, gracing the decks at events week in week out including the world famous “Universe”, meanwhile Q-Project had entered into the studio, his first release “Freestyle Fanatic”, Their first label, Legend Records was launched with Q-Project’s highly acclaimed “Champion Sound” in 1992. It took their profile to new heights, and it remains one of the most influential tunes of its time and generation this was swiftly followed by the start of their early recording career together under the name Funky Technicians ……and so the unstoppable collaboration had begun.
In 1997, the well established pair launched the Computer Integrated Audio (C.I.A) label and the alias Total Science, was born. Over the coming years, Total Science had releases on all the major D&B labels including MetalHeadz, Good Looking, Moving Shadow, Hospital, Tru Playaz, 31 Records (Doc Scott), Reinforced, Soul:r to name but a few, as well as releases under their own C.I.A. and various other imprints.
Total Science/ Q-Project have release 4 albums, however, the actual number of singles and EP’s the pair have released is currently an unknown quantity. Their relentless yearning to create music and dogged approach denotes there are just too many to mention! but defining tracks of Total Science 20 year career include:
• Q Project – Champion Sound ( TS Remix )
• Defcom 69
• Funky Technicians – Airtight
• Soul Patrol ( feat MC Conrad )
• Q Project – Ask Not
• Wots My Code – Dubplate ( TS Remix )
• Redlines ( feat Riya )
• TS & S.P.Y – Gangsta
As DJ’s Total Science have been touring globally for over a decade, regularly requested and in demand from the USA, Australia, New Zealand & Japan to the present day. They have a strong presence and dedicated following across the whole of Europe and in the UK, playing in all major regions and cities, and regularly listed at top London venues.
Present and Future
In recent times Total Science have collaborated with a few select artists, most recognized is their work with Brazilian wonder kid S.P.Y. The pair became a threesome sharing ideas and studio space, and magic was made, the defining moments of this ultimate link-up being “Gangsta”, “Testimony (feat Riya ) ”, “Legion”, “Venus Prime”, and “Ghostrider”, must have tracks in every DJ’s selection for the last 18 months. Their ongoing collaboration with vocalist Riya (Laura Pacheco) over the years has resulted in many appearances and Top Ten status with track Redlines. They continue to work closely together on stage and in the studio.
Other projects during the last 12 months include the impressive, highly rated sample pack Total Science, Drum & Bass, Vol 5, through the Hospital Loop Masters connection, created from a selection of sounds and beats from the gargantuan Total Science vault.
And the best is yet to come…early 2012 will see Total Science starting where they left off. After many hours in the studio, there is a host of tracks lined up ready for release on key labels, further information to follow soon.
Early 2012 will also see the fruition of their recent big project, the release of the second “Tuned In” album on C.I.A, featuring Total Science themselves and cream of the crop, hand-picked top drawer artists including S.P.Y, Break, Calibre, and Dub phizikz. The first single to be released off the album will be “Going in Circles” (Break remix), and “Whoonga”, Total Science and S.P.Y
The guys also have the track “Feel Me” appearing on the 3rd installment of Shogun Audio’s Evolution series and have the track “Dramaz” coming on DJ Dies “Clearskyz” label.
Saving the best until last….if that wasn’t enough to kick start the new year, the instant classic “Piano Funk” featuring S.P.Y, Riya and DaM Funk is to be released in the spring on the massive dance imprint Toolroom.