Runaways UK

Runaways UK

Runaways UK

Genres: Turntablism/ beats / Hip Hop

Artist Bio

AJ Kwame and Joseph 2 Grand are the Runaways UK, a duo who have spent their 17 year partnership on the run from musical mediocrity. The pair met in Brighton in 1991, forming the visionary outfit RPM (or Revolution Per Minute) a year later. RPM released a string of singles on the fledgling Mo Wax imprint, and toured Europe alongside James Lavelle and DJ Shadow. AJ’s wide- ranging musical abilities and Joe’s deck wrecking skills leant RPM a unique edge as a plethora of ‘Trip hop’ groups rose in their wake. In 1995 AJ & Joe changed both name and label, becoming the Runaways UK and finding a new home in Ultimate Di-lemma Recordings in the UK and Three Sixty Records in the USA. Highly acclaimed singles led the way to their debut LP Classic Tales, a musical tour de force that was the culmination of the Runaways UK quest to forge a truly British hip-hop sound. The album featured striking cover art in the form of a painting of a calming, typically English pastoral scene. This attention to presentation has been carried over to Progress, their 2nd album, where the duo have enlisted the help of the Turner Prize winning artist Chris Ofili in exclusively providing a unique cover artwork. This album also features a diverse collection of very special guests Masta Ace, Iriscience, J zone, Tiye Phoenix, Sylvia Powell and Matt Cooper(Outside). The Runaways UK and their music have travelled worldwide and forged relationships with a host of like-minded artists. Their golden remix touch has graced tracks from DJ Zinc, Doctor L and Emiliana Torrini, Cyclops 4000 Sir Menelik/Scaramanga/Chewbacca Uncircumcised etc), Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Kid Loco, Killer Priest, Flash and the Pan, Belles of Monica, Pressure Drop. And exclusive tracks for labels Catskills, Blue Juice, Grand Central and Nuphonic and Three Sixty Records.



Classic Tales (CD)Three Sixty Records1998

Levitation feat Cyclops 4000 (12″)Three Sixty Records1998

Reflections feat Tye Phoenix (12″)Three Sixty Records1998

Express Delivery feat Masta Ace (12″)Three Sixty Records1999

Express Delivery feat Masta Ace(CD)Three Sixty Records1999

Finders Kreepers (12″)Three Sixty Records1999

Pounds 4 Dollars / You Don’t Understand (12″)Three Sixty Records1999

Progress (CD)Three Sixty Records2000

Tracks Appear On

Music For Moving Images (12″)MomentumThree Sixty Records1997

03:00am Eternal (2xCD)LevitationLacerba1998

Black Diamond (2xCD)SanctuaryThree Sixty Records1999

Gang Of Four EP (12″)Do ItPhat Plastic Records2000

03:00am Eternal (3xLP)LevitationLacerba

Extracts From Musical Dilemma’s (12″)Beauty And The BeatsUltimate Dilemma

Musical Dilemma’s (CD)Finders Kreepers, Beau…Ultimate Dilemma

Innovation In Experimental Beats (2xLP)Beauty And The Beats, …Ultimate Dilemma

Beats By Dope Demand Three (2xCD)Finders CreepersKickin Records1996

Creative Trip Hop (2xCD)Finders KeepersSound And Media Ltd1997

Creative Trip Hop (3xLP)Finders KeepersSound And Media Ltd1997

Viva Diablo Blanco Freestyle Beats(2xLP)Finders KeepersIndochina1997

Common Ground – No More Heroes (CD)CommentUltimate Dilemma1998

Common Ground – No More Heroes (2xLP)CommentUltimate Dilemma1998

FSUK4 (2xCD)Finders KeepersMinistry Of Sound1999

Lo Fidelity Allstars – On The Floor At The Boutique (CD)LevitationSkint Records1999

On The Floor At The Boutique (CD)LevitationColumbia Records1999

On The Floor At The Boutique (CD)LevitationSkint Records1999

Slam The Breaks On (2xCD)Feel The FeelingLacerba1999

Dope On Plastic! 7 (2xCD)P.E.A.C.E.React2000

Dope On Plastic! 7 (CD)P.E.A.C.E.React2000

The Big Chill: Enchanted 02 (2xCD)Do What You Wanna DoBig Chill Recordings2000

Highway & Landscape 3 (2xCD)Finders KeepersDistance2001

Music First – PIAS Sampler (CD)ProgressSinedín Music2001

The DJ Spinna Collection Part 1(2xCD)Finders KreepersUrban Theory2001

Straight Out The Cat Litter Scoop Three (2xLP)Pure FunkCatskills Records2002

Straight Out The Cat Litter Scoop Three (CD)Pure FunkCatskills Records2002


DJ Cam – The French Connection (CD)Life Of Fortune And Fa…Shadow Records2000

Macroscope (12″)Macroscope (Runaways R…Ultimate Dilemma

Test Anxiety (12″)Test Anxiety (Runaways…Mute Records Ltd.1997

Black Whole Styles (2xLP)Nanotech Pilots (Runaw…Big Dada1998

Black Whole Styles (CD)Nanotech Pilots (Runaw…Big Dada1998

Dope On Plastic! 5 (2xCD)Macro Scope (Voyager Mix)React1998

Instrumentals EP (CD5″)Apollo (Runaways Brock…Cup Of Tea Records1998

Instrumentals EP (12″)Apollo (Runaways Remix)Cup Of Tea Records1998

Life Of Fortune & Fame (10″)Life Of Fortune & Fame…Artefact1998

Turbo Beats: Scott Hendy (CD)Apollo (Runaways’ Broc…Cup Of Tea Records1998

Baby Blue (CD5″)Baby Blue (Runaways Mix)One Little Indian1999

Fu*k The Millennium EP (CD)Pink Panther (Runaways…True Playaz1999

The Endless Bummer Rmx Appendix (CD)144.000 (Runaways Rmx)Yo Mama Records1999

The Endless Bummer Rmx AppNo.2 (12″)144.000 (Runaways Rmx)Yo Mama Records1999

Transatlantik Lounging 2 (CD)144.000 (Runaways Remix)Life Enhancing Audio2000

Transatlantik Lounging 2 (3xLP)144.000 (Runaways Remix)Life Enhancing Audio2000

Tellement (12″)Tellement (The Runaway…Musiques Hybrides2001