Since forming in 2012 The Allergies have made it their mission to reshape funky vintage sounds for the modern dancefloor.
Both skilled turntablists in their own right, and known for their 45 only vinyl sets, the duo of DJ Moneyshot & Rackabeat first bonded over their love of classic hip-hop and beats, then decided to pool their knowledge and skills into making their own music.
“We like breaks, funky basslines, horns, and dancefloor grooves. We’re inspired by the golden eras of funk, soul, disco and hip-hop, and we try and cram that into three and a half minutes”.
Along the way they’ve racked up two ‘Tune of the Month’ awards in Mixmag, topped download charts, and helped headline the BBC 6 Music festival in their native Bristol last year.
In 2015 they were snapped up by Jalapeno Records, and dropped their debut album, As We Do Our Thing, a year later. On release it gained ‘Album of the Day’ status on 6 Music, and became the bestselling hip-hop album in the iTunes and Juno charts.
The LP took in all their funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and breakbeat influences, and featured guest vocals from HypeMan Sage, BluRum13 and Ugly Duckling’s Andy Cooper, who mesmerized in lead single/video, Rock Rock.
The Allergies’ second album Push On charged up the UK’s official indie album charts on its debut and became album of the week on Juno. The singles started racking up serious plays on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 in the UK as well as across Europe, with a second 6Music ‘Album of The Day’ and a coveted ‘Album of the Year’ award to crown things off in 2017. Not to mention a feature in national paper – The Observer and another album of the year award from Juno Records.
Both Moneyshot and Rackabeat were successful DJ’s in their own right before hooking up to form The Allergies. Moneyshot was a long running DJ on Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel radio show while Rackabeat was a Drum & Bass producer before being drawn back to the funk.
Ugly Duckling frontman Andy Cooper has been a co-writer and performer on several of the album tracks in a fruitful relationship which has seen the LA resident touring regularly with The Allergies to add some lyrical science to their DJ shows.
The guys are fresh off releasing their third album, Steal The Show, in October last year on Jalapeno Records and are busy producing an accompanying live show with a full band and AV setup
Chrome has been rhyming, cutting, breaking and generally living and breathing HipHop since the late 80’s, so it’s no wonder that his performance is a guaranteed full on HipHop immersion on your senses. Whilst always experimenting with new styles, Chrome has a whole lot of substance to back him up. In previous incarnations, Chrome has supported the biggest names in HipHop (Public Enemy, De La Soul, KRS-one to name a few); toured Europe and played at the Glastonbury festival, whilst charting in the BBC Radio 1Xtra top 10 and regularly airing on MTV.
Chrome’s latest collaboration sees him teaming up with a full live band, creating a musical masterpiece of fast lyrical trickery with plenty of funk, a heavy bass and machine tight drums, as well as scratch DJ Super JB’s incredible cuts. The feel-good vibe of the live show is unbeatable with off the scale energy levels rocking the crowd from the very first beat.
The vinyl release of the latest track ‘Dopamine Hit’ sold out in just 2 days and has just smashed its way to DJ Mag’s April edition single of the month. It has been getting airplay far and wide including BBC 6 Music where it was Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net tune of the week!