Jack Lundie & Andy Scholes first set up the The Two Kings label in 1990 to release their own productions under the name of Henry & Louis. The first Two Kings release was How Can A Man, mixed at the legendary Smith And Mighty’s studio, Ashley Rd, St Paul’s in Bristol
Two Kings has always put reggae production at its heart, though the sound is not a conventional dub sound. The duo’s approach has been to express a Roots & Culture philosophy first and foremost and sometimes that sounds very much aligned with the UK Roots scene, but other tracks pull in wider influences from Dubstep to Trip-Hop.
The influences that characterise the Two Kings sound are predominantly dub-related and stem from both Jamaican masters like King Tubby, Scientist and Scratch Perry to contemporary exponents, such as Smith & Mighty, Adrian Sherwood and Jah Shaka. Other reggae influences come from Hugh Mundell, Johnny Clark, Nagga Morris, Barry Brown, Horace Swaby, Dennis Brown and Niney The Observer. The Two Kings sound is built on a powerful bass platform and pulls in old school production flavours like looped space echos, EQ sweeps and spring reverbs.