Emerging from the nascent Nu Skool Breaks scene in the late 90’s, the Plump DJs are the quintessential production duo. Over the course of fifteen acclaimed singles and three superlative albums, Andy Gardner and Lee Rous have become heavyweights of cutting edge club music.
The duo’s first record released in 1999 was a double single called ‘Plumpy Chunks/Electric Disco’ on #1 breaks label Finger Lickin’ Records. It was the release of their debut artist album ‘A Plump Night Out’ the following year that carved their name deep into the soul of dance music. The album features modern day classics ‘Move It With Your Mind’, ‘No Way’ and the seminal ‘Scram’ (as featured on Ministry of Sound’s Clubbers Guide To Breaks).
In 2003 their second artist album the appositely named ‘Eargasm’ saw them raise the bar once again, with feature tracks such as ‘When The Funk Hits The Fan’ (as featured on Ministry of Sound Breaks 03), ‘The Gate’ (featured on Ministry of Sound’s Breaks 04), ‘Creepshow’ (as heard on Ministry of Sound’s Clubbers Guide To 2004) and ‘In Stereo’.
The duo once again returned to the studio and in 2005 released one of dance music’s most eagerly anticipated excursions: ‘Saturday Night Lotion’. The album features their boldest releases to date including ‘Get Kinky’, ‘The Rub Off’ (appears on Ministry of Sound’s Clubbers Guide To 2004), ‘Soul Vibrates’ and ‘Acid Hustle’. The Plump DJ’s are music making machines, constantly releasing singles that have broken new musical ground and keeping their listening audience salivating for the next instalment.
Some releases of note that did not feature on any of their albums include: ‘Big Groovy Fucker’ (appears on Ministry of Sound’s Clubbers Guide To Breaks Vol. 2), ‘Mad Cow’ and ‘System Addict’ (as heard on Ministry of Sound’s Clubbers Guide To 2008).
The ‘Plumps’ have also famously remixed Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ (also known as ‘Donna Kebab’) which features on Ministry of Sound’s Breaks 03, JDS’ ‘9 Ways’ (appears on Ministry of Sound’s Clubbers Guide To Breaks), Rennie Pilgrem’s ‘Some Place Funky’ (featured on Ministry of Sound Breaks 04) and Lee Coombes’ ‘Shiver’ (as heard on Ministry of Sound’s Kid Kenobi Sessions).