Who are they? Where did they come from? Can they help me fill in my Job Seekers Allowance claim form? These are the questions people want answers to!
But seriously, Social Security is the musical meeting of minds of two brothers, Muhammed Ali Latif (also known as Child Support) and Inzajeano Ali Latif (otherwise known as Crisis Loan). Thats the who are they? covered. They grew up in the ghettos of Tottenham and stick close to their community roots which covers the where did they come from? and as for can they help me fill in my JSA claim form? leave it out mate; you need to be a nuclear physicist to work those things out!
Crisis Loan and Child Support started off their musical journey at an early age, both inspired and influenced by music from all over the world. Artists such as Mukesh, Mohammed Rafi, Sade, Michael Jackson, Al Martino, Tony Bennet and styles of music ranging from Classical Asian Kawali to Rare Groove, House to Rap, Rock to Indie and Jazz and Blues found their way into their lives and so a desire to create and share their own musical vision was born.
Child Support kicked off his career under the guise Zoobee MC waxing lyrical over the sets of Nicky Black Market, A-sides, London Electricity, High Contrast, Fabio, and Asian producer Talvin Singh.Meanwhile Crisis Loan had been saving up his hard earned pennies to buy a set of turntables and the lads soon turned their hand to DJing. Of course from there the natural progression was to make their own music and in 99 the brothers pooled their resources and bought themselves a studio PC and got cracking with Cuebase, Reason and whatever other software they could get their hands on. With a veritable virtual arsenal of sounds they soon got picked up by none other than the legendary Fabio for his Creative Source imprint and Social Security had their first of many vinyl releases.
Following on from that impressive start Social Security now have releases on Hospital sub-label MASH, DOAs Under Construction, Formation, Emotif, Deep Structure, Exceptional, Diagram and Jungle legends Congo Natty under their collective belt. Not that theyre resting on their laurels, with their own imprint Benefit Beats already onto its third release and more planned productions on the way than you can shake a sonic stick at, Social Security are well and truly at the top of their game.
Both Crisis Loan and Child Support class themselves as 21st Century Music Producers and strive to create all kinds of beats, everything from Jungle / Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop and R&B to Bhangra and Eastern Drum & Breaks, an outlook that serves them well, bringing diversity and fresh flavours with every production.
Social Security are producers for the people, we make tracks for the dance floor and ignore the politics that are an ever spreading virus in our beautiful scene.
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