30 Mar 15
Lick The Spoon (Funkanomics vocal remix) - (3:05) 115 BPM
Lick The Spoon (Rory Hoy remix) - (4:31) 128 BPM
Review: Originally released on Freshly Squeezed, erstwhile Soul Of Man partner (and awesome graphic artist) Jem Stone teamed up with Foxy Cheex to give us the steamy, sultry "Lick The Spoon" exactly a year ago. Now updated in remix-form, both Funkanomics and Rory Hoy give it a brand new wardrobe... The former goes deep into nu funk mode with a sleazy groove and grizzly bass textures while the latter gets jiggy on a skank-wise big beat format. Party time in both directions, once you've licked this spoon clean you'll be raiding the cutlery draw.
13 Apr 15
28 Apr 14
Review: From Finger Lickin' to "Lick The Spoon", Jem Stone's contributions to the party movement never cease to inspire. Here he takes Foxy Cheex's sexy sermon and lays her naked over a slow, steady horn-heaved stomp. With shades of swing and neat burlesque twists, it refreshes the retro-revival in a sweet three minute sonic kiss. Not feeling Foxy Cheex vocal? Start licking the instrumental instead.
09 Jun 17
The Jem Stone Express (original mix) - (6:15) 52 BPM
Well-Oiled Machine (original mix) - (4:26) 111 BPM
Holy Smoke (original mix) - (3:46) 78 BPM
No Business For A Lady (original mix) - (4:47) 112 BPM
Sweetpea (original mix) - (10:45) 78 BPM
Hotdog Supreme (original mix) - (3:34) 74 BPM
Storm In A Teacup (original mix) - (6:11) 64 BPM
Penshala (original mix) - (9:11) 75 BPM
You Are Nothing Without Me (original mix) - (5:30) 114 BPM
Fake Ghost (original mix) - (3:00) 120 BPM
The Final Curtain (original mix) - (4:07) 74 BPM
Stone Grooves, Vol 1 (continuous DJ mix) - (1:03:11) 112 BPM
Review: Given that Jem Stone AKA Jem Panufnik was once the driving force behind the Finger Lickin' label, you'd expect this debut full-length to be crammed full of party-starting treats. It is, of course, though Panufnik wisely chooses not to go for the jugular straight away, instead showcasing a string of shuffling, mid-tempo grooves that gleefully join the dots between hazy house, hip-hop, blues, Balearica (the delicious "Sweatpea") and pitched-down funk breaks ("Hotdog Supreme"). When the up-tempo workouts come, they're predictably tasty, with the wild breakbeat house thrust of "Storm in a Teacup" and creepy and dense tech-house throb-job "Fake Ghost" standing out. Best of all, though, is the trippy, string-drenched downtempo soundscape "The Final Curtain".
10 Jul 11
Be Bop 2 Hip Hop - (4:52) 52 BPM
Grand Fandango - (5:11) 115 BPM
Moonbug - (4:49) 127 BPM
24 Nov 17
07 Jul 14
Top O' The Town (original mix) - (3:58) 55 BPM
Top O' The Town (dub) - (3:49) 55 BPM
Top O' The Town (Featurecast remix) - (4:35) 110 BPM
Top O' The Town (Featurecast dub) - (4:21) 110 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Boogieburg, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, X-Ray Ted, D-Funk, Dusty Tonez, WBBL
Review: Finger Lickin lothario Stone continues his joyously unpredictable groove assault with this laid-back slab of fun-poking hip-hop. Swaggering beats, jazzy piano flurries and slick rhymes from UK word-players Mouthwash and Gold Seal, it's definitely one for the earlier chapters of the evening. Looking for something a little more 'late night'? Look no further than Featurecast's jack-slapping skank-up. Walloping away at a cool 110BPM with 110 tonnes of bass, it's the consummate complement to the original's cool nature. "Top O' The Town" - drop it and you'll be talk of the town.