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Fingathing are among the most original B-boys on the block.
As decknician Parker points out, "Our sound comes from the string bass and the turntable, that effectively means we have every sound put on vinyl at our disposal and the entire low-end theory." Augmented, sporadically, by deftly applied samples, DJ Noize, vocalist Veba and Mr Scruff, with whom they share a fondness for cheeky vocal snippets, Fingathing create a complex, devilishly visceral noise. On the likes of 'Ffathead' and 'Ffling', Sneaky turns dirty plucker, while Parker fires off spine-snapping beats and scratching. 'Big Kid', in contrast, is a carousel of wheezy, whacked-out sounds, while Veba lends some real soul to the exotic swirl of 'Slippin'.
As playful as Kid Koala, but with all the the phat swing of good jazz and the sharpness of drum'n'bass, Fingathing are among the most original B-boys on the block.
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