Bad Boy Chiller Crew’s Disrespectful: What You Need To Know
Starting life as a group of friends uploading pranks and funny videos to Youtube, Bradford-based noisemakers Bad Boy Chiller Crew have evolved into an unlikely chart success story fuelled by tunes that combine irreverent lyrics delivered at an often frenetic pace over beats inspired by UK garage and bass music that filled clubs in the late-90s and early 2000s.
Their debut album Full Wack No Brakes arrived in 2020 and the group have won themselves an army of fans as much for their pedal-to-the-metal rapping style as their mischievous internet antics.
Now the boys are back with its follow-up, Disrespectful - their first album on a major label - which makes its arrival in stores this Friday (February 18). Here’s everything you need to know…
Who’s producing it?
Most of the production is being handled by the group’s DJ TACTICS, although there is also a contribution from Newcastle-based Riton, who provides the beat for ‘Come With Me’.
Any special guests?
Jordan appears on ‘Footsteps On My shoes’ and Local features on ‘Take It’, while Chris Nichols also puts in an appearance on their recent singe ‘Free’.
What does it sound like?
In the run-up to the album’s release the group’s members were talking up a desire to make something more mainstream, but you needn’t worry too much if you think that means softening their style in any way.
Some of the slicker moments on the album, such as the dancefloor-filling ‘Don’t You Worry About Me’, do point to a desire to create something more euphoric and with a wider appeal, but only in the sense that it sounds more like something you’d hear in the main room of a late-90s club night, as opposed to something you’d have found in the more underground clubs or funky backrooms.
Elsewhere though there are still all the throwbacks to 90s bassline music and UK garage that have always propelled their sound and they’re as raucous as ever here.
Does it deliver?
There was something oddly refreshing about BBCC’s debut album; irreverent, unashamedly unfashionable and geared entirely towards an audience intent on ‘having it’, but if you’re looking for party music then you won’t find many groups around that sound like they’re having this much fun making it. If you want dance music that’s thought-provoking and progressive there are plenty of other artists making it, but if you’re just straight-up looking for a good old fashioned rave then Disrespectful has plenty of bangers to offer you.
Disrespectful is available in hmv stores now - you can also find it here in our online store.