Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Sindecut - Tell Me Why (1990)

Virgin Records - VSCDT 1288


I've been dying to post this amazing track for ages.

Underrated is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but in the case of these guys, underrated is putting it mildly. The Sindecut was a collective comprised of MC Crazy Noddy (how's that for a brilliant name??!?), DJ Fingers, Louise Francis, Lyn E Lyn, Don't Ramp & Spikey Tee. Back in 1990 they were blazing a trail with fellow UK Hip-Hop soul acts like Soul II Soul, Massive Attack, Dodge City Productions and Young Disciples. However, while we still worship at the altar of those artists, and despite the fact that they were snapped up by a major label (Virgin) for an alleged six figure sum, The Sindecut seem to have slipped through the net to a degree and don't get the recognition they deserve. They seemed to disappear sometime after their debut album Changing The Scenery. The legacy they leave behind are a collection of wicked live sets at DanceDaze (I'll be posting a Youtube link to that performance in particular when I post Live The Life) and Normski's Dance Energy, and some really, really cool music.


Tell me why is an incredibly good track. I really can't heap enough praise upon it. Check that bassline out - it's a monster! I'm not sure if I prefer the 7" or 12" mix of it, they're both excellent, and they seem to run at a slightly different pitch. Start with the 7" and then check the 12" and see what suits you best. The beat is infectious and the vocals are sublime and sung with real diva style. Wisdom, a hip-hop track, is real nice, using the same breakbeat The Ragga Twins used on 18" Speaker, which is as badass a track as you're ever likely to hear, but I digress... this post is all about Tell Me Why.


Enjoy this, play it loud 'til your speakers blow, as it's a bona-fide classic, if you ask me The Sindecut deserve more love. If this one managed to pass you by somehow, DL it, bask in its brilliance, and let us know what you think.

I don't know whatever happened to The Sindecut. If anyone has any info I'd appreciate you sharing it. Information on them is hard to come by.

- Kymba
  • Tell Me Why (7" Mix)
  • Tell Me Why (12" Mix)
  • Wisdom

The Download Link is here: Tell Me Why.zip | Filesize: 27.52MB @ 192kbps

11 comments:

  1. Another great post, I have a couple of 12"s and the album 'Changing The Scenery' in the collection. The album may still be available but I'll dig the 12's out if they are wanted?

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    1. I have the LP and Live The Life on CD single - it samples that reggae track using the same lyric. Can't remember who it's by?

      But that's all I got. More Sindecut would be wicked.

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  2. This track was the nuts back in the day. Thanks for the upload Mickey

    Frank Black

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  3. It's Kym actually, Frank! Great to have you back. I didn't realise that Windowlicker was you :) How comes the Aphex Twin name?

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  4. Apologies Kym. Great upload. Someone called me that one day and it stuck...

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  5. Yeah, this track's an absolute belter though ain't it Frank? :) Still sounds fab, at volume, today.

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  6. Wicked B-Line! An a bad boy 90's track that will always sound wicked!!! Any chance for 320Kbps Rips please?

    Keep up the good work.... Much appreciated :)

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    1. Sorry for the lateness in replying - had a little sabbatical.

      I can do 320kbps or lossless/WAV rips if you like?

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  7. This tune is badass for deffo but is there any chance of uploadin the REMIX of Wisdom, another shtonka of a track by this crew.

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    1. I don't actually have that one. The only other Sindecut releases I have are Live the Life and the album.

      Now you mention it, I don't think I ever heard the remix - anyone wanna hook Joe and I up? :)

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  8. hey fella, some of the tunes off here have disappeared, any chance of uploading them again?

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