Here is a chance to see a video of an unreleased Demon Boyz track when they were still recoding with DJ Devastate and the Twilight Firm. Original Demon Boyz vinyl changes hands for big money amongst ragga hip hop collectors, but this is unavailable on record or CD. The track is called “No hocus pocus” and would appear to be the original version of the track entitled “Hocus pocus” that appears on the Demon Boyz second LP “Original Guidance” that was released in 1992 when DJ Devastate had left the group and they were working with the Rebel MC, DJ Pogo and Cutmaster Swift. This video was made by two film students in the summer of 1990 who were fans of the Demon Boyz. There was no record company involvement or budget for the video and it was filmed in and around Tottenham and Camden Town in London England. If like me you were a fan of the Demon Boyz “Recognition” LP then this video is definitely worth checking out. DJ Devastate‘s scratching is as on point as ever, as are Mike J and Demon D‘s lyrics and delivery.
For those people reading that are not familiar with the Demon Boyz. Their career started when they were in there early teens and won a rapping competition on Dave Pearce’s Radio show by rapping down the phone live on air. Demon Boyz (Mike J and Demon D) went on to support Derek B, Faze One, and T-La Rock at Camden Palace and shortly after recorded their debut track “This is a jam” which was released on the Music Of Life compilation “Hard as hell vol 1” Also on the same compilation were early tracks by MC Duke and Overlord X. To my knowledge all the tracks on the LP were produced by Simon Harris. The Demon Boyz track also features Derek B on the cuts. Continue reading