The BladeRunners first formed in 2005 as the brainchild of DJ 7L and Steve “The RaZor” Picardi.

Megamix

The initial collaboration was basically for¬†7L to just¬†make a cool mega¬†mix¬†using all kinds of music and¬†for Steve “The¬†RaZor” to be fed some dope sounds to chop and edit. Once the mix made it’s way around,¬†interest started coming in from DJ’s wanting¬†full versions of these edits to play out. Of these DJ’s, Stretch Armstrong was most influential in wanting tracks, specifically¬†the BladeRunners re-work of Madonna¬†“Physical Attraction”, or “Physical Edits” as it became known.¬†From there other¬†people caught on¬†such as DJ AM, The¬†Rub,¬†DJ Z-Trip, Kenny Dope, The Crooklyn Clan, DJ Vice¬†etc.¬†and were all playing the edits which led to the release of The BladeRunners first 12″¬†that combined The RaZor edits alongside 7L production. Around the same time 7L and long time collaborator DJ¬†Beyonder were working on Remixes/Edits of their own to play when DJing¬†out. It was during¬†these sessions that¬†led to future

7L_Beyonder

BladeRunner track “This is Not a Love Song” that turns¬†the classic Public Image Limited¬†single of the same title, into¬†what TURNTABLE LAB called a¬†‘Daft Punk inspired dance track’. From here on, DJ¬†Beyonder came into the BladeRunner fold, and the three have been cranking out a fairly diverse musical¬†catalog. Whether it’s reworking dance floor staples such as Stardust ‘Music Sounds Better’¬†or the cut n paste style on¬†their MC Shan “Bridge” remix, 80’s gem “Didn’t Mean to Turn You on” (Cherelle), to the classic B Boy anthem “Champ”, the BladeRunners stay consistent in tackling different genres of music while always putting their stamp on it and¬†giving it¬†that different edge.