From over 20 years ago the quality of the is mix still sounds as fresh as today. This mix was aired on the BBC Radio’s weekly progamme called The Breezeblock or Breezeblock as it was known. The Breezeblock first premiered back in 1997 and focused mainly on electronic music, the show was hosted by Mary Anne Hobbs and eventually got renamed to Mary Anne Hobbs: BBC Radio 1’s Experimental Show in 2006.
This legendary mix from the Plump DJs shows just how ahead of their time they were in the Breaks genre and what made them into the legendary and well known breaks act they are today.
Plump DJ’s – I’ll Get Ya (Finger Lickin)
Aphradan Feat. Jenny Bean – Strut (Ruff City)
DJ Zinc – 138 Track (Phase One)
Frisky Feat. Vee – I Like The Way (Plump DJ’s Vocal Remix) (Positiva)
Plump DJ’s – Fever (Finger Lickin)
DJ Kin & Robloe – Scarface (Dark Dub Mix) (Pulse Recordings)
Belushi – Evolution (Loaded)
Sky Box – The Break (Pierre et Giles Original Mix) (Rosenberg)
Voodoo Dredd vs. Ali G – Voodoo Magic
Plump DJ’s – Big Groovy Fu**er (Finger Lickin)
Aquasky vs. Masterblaster – Sureshot (Botchit Breaks)
Duncan Forbes & Laurent Webb – My Acid House Mate (Wiggle)
Bushwacka! – The Sound (Oblong)
Oscar Goldman – Thrust 2 (Lee Coombs Remix)
Plump DJ’s – Scram (Finger Lickin)
Elektronauts – Bumper (Plump DJ’s Remix) (Lacerba)
Finger Lickin Records were the home to many great Breakbeat artists and DJs. Started back in 1998 by Justin Rushmoore and Jem Panufnik (known collectively as Soul of Man) they were at the forefront innovating the breaks scene with new music and artists, selling a pile of vinyl records throughout the year 2000 and onwards.
This mix is from 2004 and was aired on Kink FM on the Loes Lee show Urban Revolution.
For more information about Soul of Man: www.bit.ly/SoulofManBiography
Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton has had an extensive career in the music industry spanning well over 2 decades. Starting his career off as a musician and being a band member with Thom Yorke (Radiohead) before moving onto his own outfit called Lunatic Calm which had quite a successful career and a few number one tunes including “Rollercoaster”. Simon has also worked with a bunch of top musical artists, remixed, wrote movie soundtracks, toured the world and was one to watch in the Nuskool Breaks scene. He then developed the Tech Funk genre in the late 2000’s included with such artists as Meat Katie and Dylan Rhymes to name a few. This mix was recorded Live at a Spanish Festival back in 2008, thanks to my Spanish friend Jamie for the mp3.
For a breakdown of his whole career : www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Shackleton
For his biography: www.residentadvisor.net/dj/eliteforce/biography