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Richard Sen releases GRAFITI TAPES 12 on Klasse Wrecks

By Balamii

Klasse Wrecks’ sub-label GRAFITI TAPES is back for its 12th instalment and features music and artwork from one of the most important and formative writers in early UK graffiti history, in fact Coma (or Richard Sen as he’s also known) has the accolade of being one of the first ever writers to paint the London Underground system in the mid 1980s. His iconic ‘Bottleneck’ style train panel (which features on the sleeve artwork of this release) caused quite a storm in the national press and served as a landmark for the countless writers that came after him. Richard put down the spraycans in 1988 and has since had a flourishing and long career in music as a DJ and talented producer, his productions sonically capturing the 'boilingpot catch-all' style of Hip Hop culture. Richard’s release for GRAFITI TAPES comes on two formats (vinyl and tape cassette) and serves up a total of 6 tracks. Included within is a melange of post-punk basslines, clattering breakbeats, trancey pads and a unique atmosphere that many writers will recognise from a legacy of graffiti video soundtracks, dusty 45s and boombox funk.

You can catch all of Richard Sen's shows with us via the host link below. Also catch Richard talking to Luca Lozano for an informal chat and on his pioneering career in the mid-80s graffiti scene on the London Underground, DJ residencies at The Astoria in 1988 and Richard's musical journey up until the present day via the podcast here:

Host: Richard Sen