Wednesday, March 21, 2007

genocide - for your mind...

here's one from my hometown, london, on., canada. outside of this area of the country, it is doubtful that anybody's really heard of this project, but they made a big impact locally back in 96 when this album dropped, first independently, then later being reissued by mca/universal music. it's on the rock/rap tip, and listening to it now, a decade later, i actually think these guys were ahead of their time. there is a video for "face the pain," that got some decent rotation on muchmusic, but that's about it if i remember. i'm not sure exactly what happened to these cats after this album. i do remember they had to change their name, as they found out there was already a band using the name "genocide." shortly after, the band broke up. the guitarist, doug, went on to join bif naked's band, and as far as i know he's still playing with them. the dj, jason bunsie, aka dj capital j, is now pretty big on the jungle/drum 'n bass scene (he's also a former flatmate of mine, and was the dj for my first high school rap group, "the stone groove trio"). i still see mike bunsie kicking around in london. he's making beats and still recording. i'm trying to get him in the studio to rock a song with me for our new album. we'll see if that happens or not. anyway, enjoy...


For Your Mind (click here to download.)

Makin 'Em Mad
Drop The Bomb
Face The Pain
Look At What They Got
Recipe For A Riot
Listen As I Laugh
Mad Remix
Ode To The Slamdancer

Genocide is:

Recorded at dB Studios, London Ont. in Jan. 96
Produced and Mixed by Dan Brodbeck and Genocide.
Engineered by Dan Brodbeck and Geoff Warder
Editing by Tim Glasgow
Mastered at The Lacquer Channel Bass on "Drop the Bomb" by DJ Danny B!
Layout by Greg and Doug McCarvell and ON-LINE
Artwork by Fritz Da Khat
Photos by ALX


Anonymous said...

Wow... Genocide....


Anonymous said...

I remember these guys! They used to rock Call the Office and the Embassy in London all the time. Yes, these guys were ahead of their time.

ryan somers said...

yeah, it's a dope album, for sure, i can still listen to it....

Anonymous said...

Hi, the file has expired, can u upload it again? thnx

DEZ said...

Big Up!
I drew the Smokin Skull logo.
I had such big plans for those guys.
Dj Capital J is still living the life tho.


Anonymous said...

Ryan...I knew the band back in the day...I went to Clarke Road SS with the drummer Mike Sage (he played with Bif Naked as well)..dude, I lost this disc years ago and I can't download it..please send it to me man, Cheers bro! Good to hear you talkin' up Genocide...truly a hidden gem.--- Chris

ryan somers said...

i don't have it on my computer right now. i moved all my music to an external hard drive, and i'm on the road right now, so, sorry...

Anonymous said...

After Genocide, Doug and Sage joined up with Bif Naked for a few years. Then Doug moved to Vancouver and is now in a band called "Scatterheart". Check em out:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Any info on where I can hear genocide/face the pain let me know. Loved the tracks and enjoyed talking to sage while getting pierced and lead singer that I run into on the street in london. Peace guys!

Mike said...

Great article! I had so much fun playing with those guys. We tasted a little bit of success but unfortunately disbanded after getting jerked around by our label Universal Canada.