Family of Intelligence - Agony / Nice Time [KM10]
James Grant Stephens was Kemet, a key player in the mid-90s drum & bass scene and someone who knew how to lay down a slaying riddim. His Agony/Nice Time release from 1994 sure is fun with its old school stoner samples, frequent changes of pace and general party vibes. The A-side, 'Agony', features dialogue from the TV show Unexplained Mysteries as well as scintillating breaks and dubwise breakdowns. On the flip, 'Nice Time' is more sweet and heady, with vocals from Scientist's 'Your Teeth in My Neck' stitched into some badman bass and icy percussive lines.