Smith & Mighty waren die DNA des Bristol Sounds, von Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead, Bjork, Mo’Wax, Trip Hop, Roni Size und jeder UK-Platte seit 1988 zwischen Dub, Ambient und Hip Hop. Zum 30sten Jahrestag des ersten Releases der Dub / Trip Hop-Urväter kommen die Ashley Road Sessions als One-Off Doppel-Label Koop zwischen Pinchs Tectonic und Peverelists Punch Drunk. They also signed to major label London records offshoot FFRR in ‘89, who in 1990 released the S&M-produced album ‘The Call Is Strong' and 'Steppers Delight EP’, which featured the proto jungle track 'Killa' was released in 1992. The now classic 'Bass Is Maternal' – released in 1998. Interest in their sound picked up again almost immediately and they were invited to record a mix for the 'DJ Kicks' series on !K7. This new relationship proved fruitful and a 3 album deal was signed.