PublishedThu, 21 May 2009, 12:20
- The hip-hop collective's latest compilation sees them forge a new direction, taking in dubstep, electro-house and drum'n'bass.
Scratch Perverts are set to release their latest mix CD next month, entitled Beatdown.
Taking its name from their annual Fabric party, the mix has been designed to showcase what you'd hear in a recent club set by the trio, and totally eschews the hip-hop sound that they're best known for. Instead, Beatdown features recent cuts from the dubstep (Joker, Skream, Digital Mystikz), electro-house (Jack Beats, Laidback Luke) and drum & bass (Sigma, Lomax, Logistics) scenes, but the trio are quick to refute any suggestion that they're jumping on any bandwagons. As Perverts member Tony Vegas explains, "We're not just scene hoppers! When you play as much of a mixed bag as we do, you can get the finger pointed. It’s not true - hopefully after hearing the mix, people will come and hear us play out and realise that. We’re not doing it for any other reason apart from the fact that this is what we do and what we're listening to; this is what we’re fans of."
Fellow Pervert Plus One also cites a change in people's listening habits as another reason why they felt able to release a mix so far from their usual style. "There was a time when people wouldn’t step out of their musical zone," he explains, "but now it’s like - fuck it, the more diverse the better! We’re not against where we’ve been musically in the past at all - but what’s the point in just playing old school hip-hop records, when there's so much fresh new music out there on your doorstep?"
01. Caspa - Rat-A-Tat-Tat Ft. Dynamite MC
02. High Rankin – Money For Guns
03. Benga - Stop Watching
04. Skitz Ft. Buggsy - Born Inna System (DJ Prime Cuts Mix)
05. Digital Mystikz – Eyez
06. The Qemists - Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Dub)
07. Skream - Aggy Face
08. Joker - Do It
09. Foreign Beggars VS Rouge A Levres - Hit That Gash (DJ Prime Cuts Itchy Naan Re-Rub)
10. Chase & Status - Saxon
11. Kutz – Grit Your Teeth
12. The Others – Credit Crunch VIP
13. DJ Prime Cuts ft. Dynamite MC – Warning
14. Rusko - Jahova VIP
15. Flying Lotus - Roberta Flack (Martyn’s Heartbeat Mix)
16. Zomby – Rumours & Revalations
17. Buraka Som Sistema – Sound Of Kuduro ft. DJ Znobia, M.I.A., Saborosa & Puto Prata (DJ Mehdi’s Sound Of Terror Remix)
18. Feadz Ft. MC Wesley - Subiu, Desceu
19. Zombie Disco Squad – The Dance
20. Kissy Sell Out - This Kiss (Jack Beats Mix)
21. Laidback Luke and A-Trak – Shake It Down
22. AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
23. Mujava – Township Funk (Boy 8 Bit Remix)
24. Boy 8 Bit – Baltic Pine
25. Jesse Rose - Touch My Horn
26. Zinc - 128 Trek
27. Hervé Ft. Marina Gasolina – Who Da Champ?
28. Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey
29. Jack Beats – U.F.O. (The K-Hole Bass Riddim)
30. Dirtyphonics – Vandals
31. Logistics - Jungle Music
32. Lomax - Faith Massive
33. Jakes – Warface [D*Minds Remix]
34. Spor – Aztec
35. DJ Fresh - Off World
36. Dirty Harry – Fools
37. Sigma – Paint It Black
Fabric will release Scratch Perverts' Beatdown on June 15th, 2009.