Plastic Thumbs, a criminally underhyped DJ duo from the UK, have just dropped their fourth mixtape, and it’s a whomper! Their last three have all been classics, you can check them all on their soundcloud.
The Plastic Thumbs sound is a fresh mash of classic ragga party jams, big whompy basslines, and extra crunky beats running the gamut from dancehall to b-more to baile to bashment. Their sets are constantly accelerating tornados of crunky, sassy, lose-your-shit party music.
There’s obviously a wealth of collective DJ experience between these two. Their craftsmanship as DJs is masterful. A thick, delicious undercurrent of cheeky juxtapositions runs throughout their work, like a fudge ripple in Ben-n-Jerry’s. I don’t wanna ruin anything for you guys, but there’s a point where he drops “WHOOMP! THERE IT IS” over sped-up Major Lazer and then moves right into a Drop The Lime followed by Luda. No tracklist, just get into it!
Lowriders Collective brings into the world the sixth installment of their mixtape series, curated by Doshy (mysp/soundcld), who is one of my new favorite berliners. While they categorize it (at least in their blog) as ‘dubstep’, the reason I’m taking the time to write about this is that it’s emphatically not dubstep. It’s lush, ebullient future-crunk lazerbass. The kind of stuff that makes your hip hop friends go “Yo, who did this beat!? Shit is fucked up!” Certified next level bastard grand child of techno and hiphop. If you like Lazer Sword, EPROM, or the way you felt when you first heard glitch mob like 3 years ago, then dive right in.
Get the mix HERE,
tracklist plagiarized below:
Check out some of these next-level animated-gif flyers from Doshy’s myspace – serious cinema in a seriously tiny format:
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