32 Troop initially consisted of producers Spatts and Halo who at the time were the musical force behind Hip Hop\Rave collective The Criminal Minds (TCM). The duo released a 12″ single entitled “Papa Malaysia\Old school soldier” in 1992 while working with White House Records. In 2012 Spatts resurrected the 32 Troop name and teamed up with producers Jerome Hill and Merlin to create a series of Hip Hop EPs that featured a host of rappers and DJs from the UK and Europe.
32 Troop “Papa Malaysia\Old school soldier playlist” – White House, 1992.
The “Papa Malaysia\Old school soldier” single that can be heard in the above youtube playlist consists of three recordings (Papa Malaysia (Eviction Mix), Papa Malaysia (Bonus Beats), Old School Soldier (Spatt’s 24 Hour Ruffneck Mix)) in total all of which were produced and mixed by Spatts and Halo. In 1993 “Papa Malaysia” was remixed by Hardware (Zak & Jan) and retitled “32 Troop” for its inclusion on The Criminal Minds “Joyrider ep” also released on White House Records. Continue reading