Architechs

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Architechs
Origin United Kingdom
Genres UK garage, R&B, dance
Labels Go! Beat
Members Ashley Akabah
Paul Akabah
Past members K-Warren

The Architechs are a pioneering UK garage group consisting of Ashley and Paul (Tré Lowe and City) and, for a short period, also Kevin Williams (K-Warren).

They gained international attention in the summer of 1998 after remixing Brandy & Monica's "The Boy Is Mine", selling over 40,000 copies of the bootleg.[citation needed]

Up to this point, speed garage had used mainly samples and the kind of raw sounds most commonly heard on hard house records. The R&B crowd, already intrigued by the vocal element of the scene, was more than ready to embrace the shift in direction kickstarted by Architechs - the first time anyone had laid down a full-length R&B vocal over a 2-step backing.[1] An onslaught of garage/R&B bootlegs followed. They also produced remixes for several popular artists such as All Saints, Gabrielle, Justin Timberlake and 'N Sync, Usher, Mariah Carey, Faithless, Garbage, Beenie Man and Jamelia amongst others. Several of their tracks have featured on the compilation series Pure Garage.

The Architechs' Tré and City had been producing R&B separating for years until "The Boy is Mine" rework which featured a then unknown K-Warren. After the success of the release and other R&B-flavored garage tracks, they felt they could be more successful outside the struggling UK R&B and garage scenes. As K-Warren left to pursue a solo career, Lowe and City hooked up with one of City's previous collaborators Nana, who features on both of the Architechs commercially successful singles, "Body Groove" and "Show Me The Money", as well as releasing a solo R&B record in 2005.

With the release of "Show Me The Money", the group were interviewed on Popworld. The Architechs were scheduled to release a full-length album in early 2002, but it never surfaced.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Angloplugging.co.uk
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 27. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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