Plump DJs - FabricLive.08The first time I saw Lee Rous and Andy Gardner together as a DJ duo was in January 2001 at Fabric. At the time, the lads known as the Plump DJ’s, were relatively unknown outside of London. It was glaringly obvious though, that this would not be the case for much longer as they both had the dark and gloomy Room 2 at Fabric in a frenzy. What really impressed me then was their ability to keep the tempo of their performance at epic heights for an extended amount of time, and is no doubt a key to their amazing success they have experienced during their career. 2 years on, Sony Playstation soundtracks, Levi commercials and Sky Sports appearances behind them, I was interested to hear this Fabriclive 08 mix to see if they still have that element of madness they readily possessed on that cold and windy night on Saturday 13th January 2001.
The screechy intro is very indicative of the Plumps live performance as are the baselines of “Nova” by One Up Front. The Plump DJ’s very own “Squeaks and Bleeps” is pretty much self explanatory while “Contact” by the Plumps again is another impressive production by the duo, using a deeper approach then the previously mentioned track. Evil 9’s “Cakehole” is undeniably a highlight, with its effects and deep baseline, of the first half of the mix which has a smooth flow without hitting any real peaks. “Two Men on a Trip” by Lee Coombs & Meat Katie takes the mix into the first peak, a nice piano line mixed with fast and furious beats. “The Rock” by Punx has a killer electro baseline and swirling effects making it a definite climax of the mix. We move to a funky electro heaven with the Plump DJ’s mix of Mr Velcro Fastener’s “Electric Appliances” while the Stab mix of “Hey Mr DJ” by Screen Two has an early 90’s Italian house feel to it, a sure record to bring the smile out in anyone. The mix then ends on an all time high with the very classic Patrick Cowley mix of Donna Summer’s classic “I Feel Love”.
Fans should know what to expect from the Plump DJ’s, and in this instance the latest Fabric Live instalment doesn't disappoint. 20 tracks in fewer than 70 minutes, with the energetic mixing and track selection you have come to expect from the two, this is as close as I can describe this CD in a sentence. Enjoy.
The Plump DJs are internationally renowned DJ/Producer duo Andy Gardner and Lee Rous of London. Their unmistakable sound has won them remixes from the likes of Deadmou5, Mark Ronson, Moby and Orbital, whilst their four deck live show has led to countless international and national shows. Their innovative production style, and skillfull delivery is consistently embraced on the world circuit. Londons premier music lead venues XOYO and The Nest, are the current platform on which the duo develop their sound. Self admitted suckers for bass and 'the groove', Gardner and Rous fuse Electro-house, Rave, Acid House, Breakbeat and Techno into their own style they call 'Plump Music', the defining ethos for their recently formed Grand Hotel record label.
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