Co-founder of yO-yO, for ten years and counting simply the best night out in London Town, Leo Greenslade a/k/a Greenshizzle, is a bona fide crate digger with an encyclopedic knowledge of R&B, hip hop, 80s boogie and electro and beyond. Alongside fellow beat junky and former Bug in the Attic Alex Phountzi, their Greenmoney Recordings stable is churning out champion production and remix work, while the pair also spin their in-demand selections across London’s club land and across continents. These two are truly some international financiers of the finest fettle and guaranteed to make lesser mortals green with NV. We asked the pair to give us the Greenmoney lowdown on The Twelve, and break things down in a west London style.
1. Who's in the house?
Leo Greenslade and Alex Phountzi aka Greenmoney in the house, West Ldn...UK.
2. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Beauty is always in simplicity.
3. It ain't where you're from, it's...?
Where you're going next? Greenmoney are on the march 2011...Loads in the pipeline.
4. Give me the fortune, keep the fame?
That's a Kweli / Blackstar line isn't it? Take the money and run every time!
5. After the show it's the after-party, and after the party it's the...?
Rave Shed. That's where we make most of our music...from a secret location on the other side of the tracks...
6. It's quite okay for a gangster to wear sandals?
Only if you rep like Doughboy from Boyz In The Hood...
7. If I ruled the world?
Rupert Murdoch would pay tax!
8. Do you want more?
Always and a double helping would be nice pls...
9. How does it feel?
Right now things are going really well. We have set up a record label and put out music by hot new production trio Mista Men and ourselves, and been spinning round the UK and Europe road-testing our sound...
10. What's next on the menu?
Our single "In To You" featuring Roses Gabor is released through the new label Greenmoney Recordings in July with remixes from Funkystepz, French Fries and Cubic Zirconia...
11. Give me the reason to want you back?
Because we've just nabbed the keys to your safe :)
12. Tell us why it's all love...
Music makes the world go round. Now more so than ever...