DFP are a London music collective comprising Richard Belben (musician), Chris Jones (engineer), Paul Sims (disc jockey) and Mal (vocals). All four members were in their early 30s when they first began to make music together and had therefore experienced the passing of several musical styles, from punk to reggae and acid house, and they decided to compress these influences into a highly rhythmic package that spanned acid jazz, deep house, reggae and funk. Slowbone collects some of their earlier releases, including the powerful ‘The Lost Soul Of Arch Stanton’. The group’s members had grown with the emergent club culture - from February 1992’s debut single ‘Get Yo Body’, through DJing stints at clubs such as Submission, High On Hope and Paul Oakenfold’s Confusion, and remixes for vocalists such as Glen Goldsmith, Shay Jones and Marvelle. A recording contract with Go! Discs subsidiary Go! Beat fell through, although DFP went on to produce artists for Big Life Records, including the James Taylor Quartet. Afterwards they set up their own Sureshot Records for EPs such as Space Button and Feeling Good. With the release of their debut album the group also became in-house production gurus for new label Wired Records, working with artists such as Shola (punk poetry), Shio (reggae) and Stephanie (guitarist).
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