Audio Bullys, the duo of Tom Dinsdale and Simon Franks, capitalized on the boom in rough, tough, and streetwise British house sparked by Basement Jaxx and put a whole new spin on it. By the time of their Audio Bullys debut, both Dinsdale and Franks had several years of production and DJ experience behind them; Dinsdale, the act’s main producer, began DJing at the age of 16 and had his twelves gracing the mix sets of the top world DJs by 1998. Franks, more of a musician (and also the vocalist), played piano and drums before discovering the sampler.
Audio Bullys pounded the walls of The Engine Room studio to mix their ‘Generation’ album. In January 2007 the Bullys returned to the Toyshop to begin work on their next offering.