Flightcrank

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The creation of ex-Prodigy dancer Leeroy Thornhill (b. 8 October 1968, Essex, England), who left the band after the massive success of their third album, 1997’s Fat Of The Land, and the subsequent world…
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The creation of ex-Prodigy dancer Leeroy Thornhill (b. 8 October 1968, Essex, England), who left the band after the massive success of their third album, 1997’s Fat Of The Land, and the subsequent world tours began to take their toll. He had already acquired a grounding in production and had begun to assemble his own studio by 1994. In the same year he even remixed Moby’s ‘Come On Baby’ for Mute Records, although it was never commercially released. His solo EP Twisted, featuring the reggae legend Lee Perry, appeared on the Los Angeles-based label, Copasetik Records in May 2000. The Flightcrank debut (the name is taken from part of a BMX bike), Beyond All Reasonable Doubt featured guest appearances from Finley Quaye and the Mad Professor. Less electronic and dance music -based than the Prodigy’s sound, the album also drew influences from folk, reggae and punk. Thornhill wrote, performed and produced most of the album and even sung lead vocals on the track ‘Amazing’.