the artist title gives the impression that the Successful Criminals
are a collective, this is far from true. It is in fact one man, Alex
Banks from E-Z Rollers fame. Alex decided to branch out on a solo project
following on from his previous collaborations with Danny Demierre (aka
Flytronix) who together formed
Hyper-On-Experience and Jason Hurren, the other half of E-Z Rollers.
Alexıs first release under this pseudonym was 'Crazy Lover/64 Drums'
Audio Couture in May 1998 attracting wide floor and air-play. It perfectly
captured the summer sound of jazz and funk influences in drum & bass.
Following on from this was 'Control Freak/Tardis' (AC010), a 70ıs inspired
funk fuelled infectious track. The Successful Criminals also contributed
to the 'Drumfunk Hooliganz' (AShadow 14) compilation with Music Madness.
Alex plans to more solo projects under this tag when finding space in
his heavy DJ and Production schedule with E-Z Rollers.