Breakbeat was slumbering away peacefully before the Plump DJs gave it a loud wakeup call with their first release 'Electric Disco/Plumpy Chunks' in 1999. With thundering momentum, their critically acclaimed productions reformatted dancefloors and perceptions, and set new production standards. Some were scared silly, few fell back asleep, but many jumped up for a shower of Plump freshness. And an alarming universal consensus was formed. Everyone wanted a piece of the Plump pie, and fat was in.
Inspired by a top shelf girlie mag entitled Plumpers, Lee Rous and Andy Gardner met and the Plump DJs were born. It would be nice to say that before making music, the Plump DJs had glamorous jobs - but we can1t. Before the duo met Andy worked in a cardboard box factory and Lee was a waiter at a Berni Inn. The music started as a hobby and after a number of excursions and collaborations with the Freskanova camp, the two found their oats at the Finger Lickin' stable.
A global need for the bold attitude, squidgy sounds, and Behemoth basslines amplified by the Plumps pushed the duo into their Soho based Laboratoire Plump to manifest a large destiny. Jerk to inflate! Inflate it did, next vinyl.
'The Push/Remember My Name' on Finger Lickin', waxed the hairs off everyone's legs and the screams of delight led the lads into completing their feature album "A Plump Night Out" in 1999. The album sampler rocketed to No.1 on DJ magazine Breaks and Beats chart for three issues in a row.
Before Lee and Andy could smile for another photo shoot, remix opportunities were piled on the doorstep. Jumpin' and Pumpin' (with perhaps a bit of pimpin1) through the year of chronic concoctions the Plump DJs' spin of Stakker Humanoid's classic 'Humanoid' and a spate of other remixes for The Freestylers, DeeJay Punk Roc and Mint Royale ballooned their status. Perfecting a repertoire of coercive gruff sounds, the Plumps were in high demand.
Their remixes for the likes of BT and Orbital became the bubbles of oxygen that rose to the top of the ocean of global dance music. The Plump ship made waves, putting the excitable "Oh" back into H20. Historians, dance music critiques, and Soho restaurateurs chuckled with glee as Lee and Andy won the Galaxy loaded with dancefloor ammunition; launching Smartbombs and dropping laughing gas onto Funny Break terrain, replacing testosterone nu-skool with accessible sonic boom and arse wiggle.
Weighed Down (5:04)
The Funk Hits The Fan (5:30)
In Stereo (3:06)
The Gate (8:06)
Morning Sun (4:52)
Pray For You (5:18)
Something Going On (4:20)
Contact Double Zero (5:48)
How Much Is Enough (5:47)
Cry Wolf (6:55)