Mystro first recorded appearance was in 1998, as the featured artist on Cane’s “The Struggle” 12″. In 1999, Mystro released the “Kiss That Arse Goodnight” single, featuring Jargon and Skinnyman, on Deal Real Records. In 2000, Mystro teamed up with Blufoot and released “Last Days” on the Raw Materials Volume 2 compilation. In 2001 Mystro released his first collaborative work with Braintax—the cut “Free the Walls”—which appeared on Word Lab 2—The Next Chapter, a compilation on Wordplay. Later that year, they released “Don’t Drag Me In!” on Braintax’s Low Life record label.
In 2002, Mystro released the single “Open Mic”, on Camshot, in January. The Nextmen featured Mystro on their “Next Trend” single, which also included “Liven It Up”, a track featuring both Mystro and Braintax. Mystro also featured on Blak Twang’s LP Kik Off, on the track “Half n Half”.
In January 2003, Mystro released “My Type of Party” on Low Life’s Food compilation, and featured on “You Know Who You Are” also featuring Rodney P and Farma G, with Braintax from the same album. In May he released the single “Step by Step”. Later in the year, Mystro featured on “Where Ever You Are” on Joni Rewind’s (a.k.a. DJ Dynamite) Welcome to the World of Joni Rewind and Ritchy Pitch’s “Cuttin’ Up the Rug” on Pitch’s The Green Lanes EP. At the end of 2003, Mystro released his single, “Strong Rhyming”.
Released as both an EP and CD (with previously released tracks plus some remix work) in March 2004, Music Mystro was the first full-length solo release from Mystro and spawned a video for the single “Strong Rhyming”.
He has recorded with Australian artists on albums such as the Hilltop Hoods’ The Hard Road (“Obese Lowlifes”), Bliss n Eso’s Day of the Dog (“Watch Your Mouth”), Phrase’s Talk with Force (“Here Now”), & New Zealand-based producer P-Money’s Magic City and Unreleased Joints and Remixes.
Mystro released a single from his Diggi Down Unda project called “Who You Gonna Blame”, featuring cameos from Maya Jupiter, Sereck, and P-Money.
On 14 December 2009, his EP F.D.T (‘F*** Da Taxman’) on Don’t Bizznizz records was released. It is a 7 track E.P (also containing 3 skits of mystro as a radio host) maintaining Mystro’s distinctive brand of intelligent comical UK hip-hop.
5 July 2010 saw the release of a lead single ‘Around my Way’ produced by DJ Swerve followed by 13 September 2010 release of the EP titled ‘Digmund Freud’ on Don’t Bizznizz/Self Destruct Music. An 8 track project showing Mystro’s more serious and introspective side proving his versatility in subject matter and direction without compromising his style.
South London rapper Blade and DJ/producer Mark B may have led UK hip-hop’s charge to the mainstream but on Storms Are Brewing, the once again solo Blade is back preaching to the converted. A finger-wagging assault of woes, struggle and inhospitable backing tracks, it takes “keeping it real” very seriously; fuelling the faithful who marvel at the likes of diehard hero Rodney P’s grim political rhetoric rather than Roots Manuva’s trailblazing imagination and wit.Viewed as a strictly underground work and taken strictly in small doses, it’s not short of DIY impact. “Robot” backs Blade’s angrily spluttered warnings against conformity with bludgeoning metal riffs. “Pop Idol” is a demonic sideswipe at Simon Cowell and “Slapping Egos” rolls to disturbingly dogmatic old-skool loop. Over the full 13 tracks though, the bleak sermonising loses its bite. The constant brow beating about just how underrated he is could turn even his biggest fan against him and the incessant, one-dimensional backing means it won’t be long before Mark B’s musical dexterity is sorely missed. —Dan Gennoe
Another CD rip. This time 2nd album of dem Bristol hip-hop heavyweightz. Enjoy!
Indigenous originated in the year 2001 when rap accomplices Spok and Static served their grocery-raps to cooking DJ Glue. The result seemed to turn out quite tasty and resulted in a first demo called demoN. The year after, a second demo came out, titled “van all ear”, a west-flemish translation for “Indigenous”, because that’s where the boys originate from: West – Flanders, the city of Bruges. In the meanwhile, two hungry, sweet lipped girls Emily and Leen joined the NDG kitchen and the band became a five piece, and they still are…