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|Labels||Regal Recordings, Trashmouth Records|
Medicine 8 are a British electronic music duo composed of brothers Liam May and Luke May.
The duo began Djing and producing in the mid-nineties under a variety of aliases, releasing music under their own imprint. Luke explained how they took on the Medicine 8 name in an interview with Scruff: “We started our own label in 1996 putting out twelve inches which was when everything really started, though that wasn't as Medicine 8. It just so happened that one of the 12”s people picked up on was Capital Rocka, for which we had just happened to use the name Medicine 8, so we stuck with it”.
They released their rock-fused electro debut album, IronStylings in 2002 on Regal Recordings to critical acclaim. The album spawned the singles Rock Music Pays Off and Capital Rocka. The latter of which had gained popularity in its own right after they gave a dub-plate to Carl Cox who played it at the Miami Music Winter Conference. It also featured the track Mystery Murdered which sampled The Velvet Underground's own Murder Mystery. Of this version, member Lou Reed commented: "One time, this band called Medicine 8 sent me a new version of a track that only a Velvet Underground aficionado would know existed. They did it so much better than I did and I love when that happens."
They have been regulars in Ibiza as well as at the Miami Winter Music Conference, and have appeared at many of the major UK dance festivals such as Glastonbury Festival, Creamfields and Homelands. They also held a residency at Pacha in Argentina and featured in a number of sessions on BBC Radio 1.
Now releasing music through their own label, Trashmouth Records, they began work on their second album in 2011. The year also took in live appearances that included the Cloud 9 Festival in Cheshire.
|Oxygen Seeds||10-inch Single||Regal Recordings||2002|
|Rock Music Pays Off||CD,12-inch Single||Regal Recordings||2002|
|Capital Rocka||CD,12-inch Single||Regal Recordings||2002|
|IronStylings||CD, 2xLP, Album||Regal Recordings||2002|
|Kimchi45||12-inch Single||Regal Recordings||2003|
|DJ World Series: UK Flava House||CD||DJ Magazine||2003|
|Gimme What You've Got||12-inch Single||Regal Recordings||2005|
|The Flea (And Now It Sucks Me...)||12-inch Single||Regal Recordings||2006|
|Transmission One||12-inch Single||Regal Recordings||2007|
|This Is Electra Mite||MP3||Lot 49||2008|
|Mercury Injection (featuring Leticia La Bruja)/ Rock Music Pays Off (Hip-House Remix)||Double-A MP3||Trashmouth Records||2011|
|Cry Baby (with Kurtis Hardrive)/Cry Baby (Dub Mix)||MP3||Trashmouth Records||2012|
|My Kamera (with Tom Songs Color TV) (Vox Mix)/My Kamera (Dub Mix)||MP3||Trashmouth Records||2012|
- "MY BIG BREAK: Medicine 8 (interview)". MY BIG BREAK: Medicine 8 (interview). Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- "You Ask The Questions: Lou Reed". You Ask The Questions: Lou Reed (London). 22 July 2004. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- "Maverick Mixers and Mudders of Messy Medication". MAVERICK MIXERS AND MUDDLERS OF MESSY MEDICATION. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- "Helmholtz Resonators’ ‘Hades’ to be the fifth release on Trashmouth Records". Helmholtz Resonators’ ‘Hades’ to be the fifth release on Trashmouth Records. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "Ed Sheeran, The Futureheads & More: Cloud 9 Festival". Ed Sheeran, The Futureheads & More: Cloud 9 Festival. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
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