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Boom Bap Boxing (feat Great Scott) - (3:47) 98 BPM
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?".
SRAS 009
24 Nov 16
Breakbeat
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Funk I'm Kickin' (DJP remix) - (4:12) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Beautifully slo-mo and laced with squidgy bass, Breakspoll award winners Scour come correct with this funky little number from Cedar and Imagine. Strutting with swinging beats and a bassline so rude it'll make your father blush, it's the perfect bed for Imagine's slick lyrics. Remix-wise DJP adds some classic horns into the mix, Father Funk gets jazzy on the keys, J-Sound splashes out on some cheeky reverse mid-range bass processes while Howla throws down the gnarliest blend of the set with bolshy bass and bold stabs. One killer original, four creative pristine executed remixes; Scour have nailed this one.
SRAS 001
14 Nov 13
Breakbeat
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Nitty Gritty (original) - (3:31) 90 BPM
   
Nitty Gritty (Second Hand Audio remix) - (4:32) 90 BPM
   
Nitty Gritty (Leygo & Toy Beats remix) - (3:34) 90 BPM
Review: Buckle up! Bristol duo Crash Party barge the shindig once again with this powerful piece of toxic bass dancehall halftime. Heaving with filth and catchier than a sailor's shanty everything about "Nitty Gritty" is designed to super-charge your dance and thrust them to another level. Remix-wise Second Hand Audio flip the euphoria mode with some sizzling rising chords, Dave RMX gets his 110 on with glitched out undertones, Leygo & Toy Beats add a raw dancehall swing while DJ BiNGe throws down an absolutely savage drumstep rendition. Finally the Crashers conclude with a sweet skank via their firing jungle VIP. All killer versions; this gets to the nitty gritty of any situation.
SRAS 014
26 Oct 17
Breakbeat
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Reflections - (3:14) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Swing Mi Food - (3:50) 98 BPM
Review: Although they've been dabbling with releases on the bassier and glitchy side of things of late, for their newest signing Scour are on an electro-swing tip. However, the Groove Gigolos EP doesn't tackle the genre in a straight up manner, opting instead for a wider interpretation of the style. "Reflections" takes a familiar Charleston-style melody and fuses it with chuggy bass and staccato beats. "Can't Hold Back" again takes vintage samples and marries 'em to tough breakbeats sprinkled with some MC vocals. The style hopping continues further with even some dobby reggaeton ("Swing Mi Food") and even D&B soul ("J&B").
SRAS 002
23 Jan 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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J-Sound Spinforth & The Fritz - "Front Row People" - (3:42) 95 BPM
Review: This label recently launched by DJ Spinforth (and pals) as a next step extension to his biweekly column for the Ghetto Funk blog called 'The Scour', to highlight and showcase the unsigned talent that he encounters while 'scouring' Soundcloud. The next logical step was to actually release this stuff, so here's the impressive debut compilation snappily called Scoured Cream. Originally intended to showcase just five tunes, its now boasts eight including the stop-start blues-hop of "Sun No Shine", the wobble-soul of "Hell Yeah" and some electro-swing courtesy of Hong Kong Ping Pong.
SRSC 01
20 Dec 12
Breakbeat
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Various
   
Warp9 - "Lucas With The Glitch On" - (4:47) 98 BPM
Review: Spinforth's quest for freshness continues as he follows up the debut December Scour dispatch with another generous selection of chunky-jacksy bass joints. With gnarly fingers probing every party pie, across the collection we're treated to dubstep-meets-classic-Brooklyn ("Time To Rock"), 23rd century electro wobbles ("Boss DAT!") and VERY cheeky Cypress Hill booty business ("Insane Brains"... obviously!) And that's only three examples. Get Scouring.
SRSC 02
21 Mar 13
Breakbeat
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