Double 99

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Double 99
Also known as10° Below, R.I.P. Productions
OriginLondon, England
GenresUK garage, speed garage
Years active1995–2001
LabelsIce Cream Records, Satellite Recordings
Past membersTimothy Liken
Omar Adimora

Double 99 were a UK garage duo which consisted of members Timothy Andrew Liken (also known as Tim Deluxe) and Omar Adimora. They are best known for their sole UK chart hit single "RipGroove", which reached #14 in its second release on the UK Singles Chart in 1997.[1]

Career[edit]

Active since 1995, the duo were also well known in the garage scene under the aliases R.I.P. Productions and 10° Below, releasing tracks and EPs on the Ice Cream label which they founded alongside Boogie Beat co-owner Andy Lysandrou[2] (later one half of True Steppers).

Both Liken and Adimora later continued to release solo material and remained active as DJs, remixers and producers under the names Tim Deluxe and DJ Omar / Omar Chandla, respectively. Deluxe had a hit in 2002 with his second solo single, "It Just Won't Do", which reached the Top 20 charts in five countries including the UK where it peaked at #14.[3]

Around 2008/2009, Deluxe took a break from the music scene then returned in 2015 with his third album, The Radicle.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2001: 7th High (BMG)

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
UK
"RipGroove" 1997 14
"Freakazoid" 2000
"Satisfied"
"Scream"
"7th High" 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DOUBLE 99 - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company".
  2. ^ "Interview: DJ Omar (10 Below, Double 99 & R.I.P)". 6 April 2012.
  3. ^ "TIM DELUXE FEAT. SAM OBERNIK - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company".
  4. ^ "Tim Deluxe - Attack Magazine". 7 October 2015.