(Lee Rous and Andy Gardner) are a DJ and producer team in electronic dance music. Early pioneers of the breakbeat genre in electronic music, the Plump DJs have diversified in recent years to incorporate new styles such as electro, house and bass music. Their sound is still widely thought to maintain a breakbeat aesthetic, but their productions and DJ sets have become stylistically broader. Throughout the 2000s, they released a string of singles and remixes of well-known dance music names such as Fatboy Slim
and the Stanton Warriors
Lee Rous and Andy Gardner met at proto-breakbeat label Freskanova
in west London in the late 1990s. Gardner was making music with Matt Cantor from The Freestylers
, and Rous was DJing at and promoting the Passenger nights in Kings Cross
Their first release together, "Plump Chunks/Electric Disco", came out on Finger Lickin' Records
in 1999. When they released the "A Plump Night Out
" album – basically a live DJ mix featuring their own original music – they really began to achieve international notoriety.
The Plump DJs were asked by dance music culture magazine Mixmag
to mix their February 2001 cover CD, which they called Elastic Breaks
. Soon after, in May, they released a two-CD mix compilation called Urban Underground
and in February 2003 they produced the eighth album in the FabricLive
series for the acclaimed London venue.
Their artist album Eargasm
was released in July 2003 and featured... Read More