Funky Farmers EP
CFC 02
26 Aug 12
Electro House
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Funky Farmers - (5:55) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Funky Farmers (Torolla remix) - (5:50) 128 BPM
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Bonklet Remix EP
ROCST 133DA
08 Feb 15
Breakbeat
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Bonklet (feat Dutty Moonshine - Jenova Collective remix) - (4:38) 140 BPM
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Enhancement (90 Long remix) - (5:16) 130 BPM
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Blaze Up (feat Kitten And The Hip - Father Funk remix) - (3:27) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blaze Up (Father Funk remix instrumental) - (3:27) 112 BPM
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On Your Bike (Mr Biggz remix) - (4:46) 115 BPM
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Review: Captain Flatcap : excellent name, excellent style. "Bonklet" featuring Dutty Moonshine unveils some truly inspired and eccentric beats to get those booties shaking first up. There's a definite feel of festivals about the entire release and the dizzying combination of breakbeat, retro video game soundtracks and ludicrous synth-brass wouldn't seem out of place in theme tune of an after school program from 1996, and it's one hell of a ride. Combine that with a can of your favourite juice and somebody to dance with and you've got yourself a party.
Bonklet EP
ROCST 122DA
15 Jun 14
Breakbeat
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Bonklet (feat Dutty Moonshine) - (4:14) 131 BPM
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Enhancement - (6:00) 130 BPM
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Blaze Up (feat Kitten & The Hip) - (4:50) Biggest-selling track on this release
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On Your Bike - (4:33) 128 BPM
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Review: Swing and soul ambassadors Captain Flatcap can be found in live three-piece form and solo DJ form. Right here they're clearly operating as a tight unit as an array of organic instruments fly at us from every angle, weaving and bobbing amid treacle-thick cheeky bass. "Bonklet" is a madcap jam with fellow swing sizzlers Dutty Moonshine, all leads and counter leads overlapping with mischief. "Enhancement", meanwhile, plays the soothing counter as we're soothed by flutes and massaged by harpsichord melodies. Deeper into the EP we're chop-slapped by raw swing skanks and savage bass licks on "Blaze Up" and shin-kicked by the gypsy insanity of the accordion-charged "On Your Bike". Tasty.
Captain Flatcap LP
SRAS 009
24 Nov 16
Breakbeat
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Awakening - (4:36) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Filth Wizard - (5:08) 128 BPM
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Boom Bap Boxing (feat Great Scott) - (3:47) 98 BPM
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Alien Jazz - (6:05) 100 BPM
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Sergei's Journey - (6:01) 130 BPM
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Squeaky Clean (feat Too Many T's) - (4:46) 110 BPM
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Coconut Affair (feat Isabel Drake) - (4:43) 120 BPM
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Rumblestiltskin - (4:58) 145 BPM
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This Time (feat William Breakspear) - (5:13) 102 BPM
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Are You Me? - (5:43) 177 BPM
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Review: It was 4 years ago when Scour Records happened upon the phenomenon in waiting three-piece Captain Flatcap, playing to two men and a dog in some best-forgotten dive. Now its 2016 and it's different story indeed, the world is beginning to be seduced by the madcap fusion of styles that Chris, Tom and Matt uniquely provide. Now here is their eponymous album to take things to the next level. There are 10 tracks to enjoy; our favourites include the melodic dubstep-meets-ye-olde-flute music of "Awakening", the pulsating medieval trance of "Sergei's Journey" and the DnB mayhem of closer "Are You Me?".
Boom Bap Boxing
ROCST 153DA
16 Sep 16
Breakbeat
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Boom Bap Boxing - (3:45) 148 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Boom Bap Boxing (instrumental) - (3:45) 148 BPM
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Boom Bap Boxing (clean version) - (3:45) 148 BPM
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Review: Captain Flatcap is a three-piece act, (Chris Rotherham, Tom Rotherham and Matt Woods), who perform the most unique fusion of electro-swing, dubstep and ska, all fully live btw, that you're ever likely to hear. Propelled by the hypey rhythms of his band mates, Chris is a whirling dervish of flutes, beads and flat caps. Here he's helped out by Great Scott who delivers an edgy rap over a chunky, funk break beat. Instrumentals and clean versions also help round this cheeky melodic package.
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