Label / Fingerlickin
Cat # / FLRCD012
Released / July 2005
Style / Breakbeat
1. A Plump Lesson - Plump DJ's
2. Shiver - Lee Coombs (Plump DJ's Mix)
3. Dr Dub - Plump DJ's
4. Bullet Train - Plump DJ's
5. Smartbomb - Sole Claw
6. Smells Like Naples - Madox
7. Acid Hustle - Plump DJ's
8. The Rub Off - Plump DJ's
9. Soul Vibrates - Plump DJ's
10. Foxy Moron/Salty (Accapella) - Soul Of Man/Dylan Rhymes (Feat. Katherine Ellis)
11. Redshift - Plump DJ's
12. Pressure-Plump DJ's
13. Push Up - Freestylers (Plump DJ's Mix)
14. Hell Up In Harlem - Plump DJ's
15. Twister - Drumattic Twins
16. Screwball - Plump DJ's
17. Get Kinky - Plump DJ's
Winners of the 2003/4 Breakspoll awards for Best Producer, Best Single
for Soul Vibrates/Bullet Train and Best remix for their dancefloor smashing take on the Freestylers' "Push Up", the Plump DJ's have been hard at work producing tunes for their upcoming latest album. This time the duo have aimed their focus squarely towards the dancefloor and revisited the formula from their first album, "A Plump Night Out" which saw them compile a continuous mix up of their own tunes, mixed in with Plump remixes and original tunes from like minded artists.
They begin the proceedings with a remix of Lee Coombs' Shiver giving the "acid house meets breaks" original a heavier break, new bassline mixed in with lots of sweeps and electro stabs. They follow this up with Dr. Dub which samples an old Thompson Twins tune, "Doctor, Doctor" dropping big 80s sounding pop synths and drum beats on top of a 2-note bassline and electro licks.
The mix then leads into a hip hop sampling ditty from Canadian producer Sole Claw AKA Myagi whose Smartbomb sits on a deep plodding breaks tip with crisp hi-hats and a subtle bassline and if Naples reeks of pounding kick drums, hypnotic tech hooks, dirty bass and rock guitar licks then Madox's Smells Like Naples is right on the money.
Acid Hustle brings things back to the classic Plump sound with a big bassline, an acid hook which progressively builds up to a point of mayhem on top of a trademark Plump beat. Post-climax they let the beats and bassline take control with wicked b-boy and steel drum breaks that kick in towards the end. The Rub Off also harks back to the classic Plump sound this time leaning towards the 80s disco funk sounds of tunes like "Plumpy Chunks" and "The Fever" thanks in part to that dirty disco bassline and drum beat which creates the perfect lead-in to Soul Vibrates.
Fingerlickin' headhonchos Soul of Man present their latest tune Foxy Moron which is a highly charged number compared to what we're used to from the boys and the Plumps lay down an accapella of Katherine Ellis' Salty vocal. Hell Up In Harlem sounds like the Plump's take on MJ's classic hit "Thriller" with a similar bassline, electro arpeggios, spooky synth sweeps and crazy acid stabs.
Label mates the Drumattic Twins also present their latest offering, Twister which incorporates a funky horn lick, a cut up vocal sample, wobbly bassline and trademark DT breakbeats right before the Plumps bring their mix to a close with their latest single - the massive Get Kinky which brings out a tweaked out bassline and Prodigy-like beats (think Firestarter!).
Saturday Night Lotion is an enjoyable album to listen and brings back all we loved about the Plumps from their Plump Night Out release - big basslines, big drum breaks and big lashings of funk. To commemorate their success in this years Breakspoll awards they've made sure to mix the tunes and remixes that won their awards.
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