"How to Kill a Boom Box is a compilation of music I produced between 1989 to 1992. In the early 80's, I began experimenting with drum machines, turntables and tape machines to create instrumental B-Boy rhythms for Break Dancers in New York City.
It wasn't much later that I began studying percussion with Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix percussionist). Sultan, instinctively gave me a Multivox Tape Echo chamber and a microphone, tools that led me to produce my first actually sellable productions, a few of which are included here.
I'd used the Multivox alongside a turntable, microphone and a two-track cassette tape recorder to produce my first guerrilla cassette productions, starting with a series of ambient / noise / distorted acid break / house albums called 'Psycho Beats' under the band name 'Psy Co.' (a band which I was the sole member of) and 'Dj Tab', then I followed up with the 'Multivox Series as 'X-On', and 'The Bedouin' (changing to Badawi years later). In the early 90s some of these tunes caught the ear of club kid promoter; Angel Melendez, whom helped get me my first bookings at after-hour parties in NYC, before being tragically murdered by Michael Alig in 1996.
These songs were produced rapidly ' one swoop, with no overdubs, so they are essentially studio improvisations, and the only way I can actually tell, relatively, what year these were produced is by the apparent lack of gear used to create them, and the addition, or lack of, a single tool" Raz Mesinai.
1. DJ Tab - Battle Stance (1989)
2. The Bedouin - Perceptive Dub (1992)
3. X-ON - Wrecktify (1992)
4. Psy Co. - Smash Up The System (1990)
5. The Bedouin - Organic Dub (1992)
6. Psy Co. âž Screamer (1991)
7. X-On âž MultiVox FX Series 1 (1992)
8. X-On âž MultiVox FX Series 2 (1992)
9. The Bedouin âž Lions Den (1992)
10. DJ Tab âž Acid Jack (1991)