To the Scratch Perverts (collectively Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and Plus One), hip hop has always been a melting pot of styles - with the likes of Nirvana, Roots Manuva, TC, Chase & Status, Skream and Claude VonStroke getting teased, dropped and tricked-out all in the confines of ten minutes in one of their blinding sets.
"Comps are great; they're a really cool piece of work. The difference between a really good mix and a really bad one is just how much time someone spent thinking about it. It doesn't matter what style of music - if you're serious about doing a good comp or a very well considered piece of work, you'll get that. And I think you'll realise that when you hear this mix. Good tunes. It's going to be brand new, fresh and exciting; loads of special exclusives on there and everything else." Scratch Perverts
For the last 7 years at the annual Beatdown night at FABRICLIVE, the Scratch Perverts hand-pick artists that represent the diverse genres and musical styles likely to be found within the confines of any Perverts' set. And it's this vibrant sound that they've captured on BEATDOWN, a slamming compilation that embodies the Scratch Perverts' brilliantly vast tastes, as well as their closest peers and likeminded family of artists: featuring dubstep kings Caspa and Skream, the fresh bass-heavy touch of Joker and Zomby, raved-out electro bangers from Diplo and Herve, tearing drum n bass dubplates from Fresh and Lomax, and a whole host of bassbin-aimed slammers. With the Scratch Perverts' notorious untamed, raucous energy coupled with their mind-bogging skills and selections, this is one to blow out your speakers this summer - warn your neighbours.