Finger Lickin' Records is an independent left field dance record label. Founded in 1998 by Justin Rushmore and Jem Panufnik (aka Soul of Man, and at that point the only artists on the label) Finger Lickin’ immediately started to make waves with the boys’ aforementioned debut release, Love & Hate, but it was their follow-up single Between the Eyes that finally hammered in the label’s reputation for furious futuristic funk, winning support from high-profile DJs such as Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine, Annies Mac and Nightingale, not to mention a veritable army of influential underground DJs like Adam Freeland, Freestylers, Freddy Fresh and Freq Nasty (and they’re just the ones starting with F).
Abel Reynolds was next to join the management team and it wasn’t long before a collection of other DJs and producers were welcomed into the Finger Lickin’ family: Lee Coombs, Plump DJs, Slyde, A-Skilllz and Krafty Kuts all started releasing hugely successful singles, albums and remixes on the label. Drumattic Twins (formerly rave pioneers Shades of Rhythm), Dreadzone, Stereo 8, Brothers Bud, Scott Nixon, Flint, Freaky Jalapeno, Jem Stone & JC and 2 inda Bush also contributed to almost fifteen years of pioneering hip-hop, house and breaks. Collaborations with legends such as Kurtis Blow, Gary Newman and Arthur Baker further cemented Finger Lickin’s reputation as a world leader not only of the breakbeat scene, but in dance music as a whole, its influence undeniable. With no expense spared on their lavish full-colour sleeves (created by in-house artist and co-founder Jem), each release remains to this day hot property for serious collectors and vinyl junkies alike.
In 2009, after more than a decade of prolific activity, their DJs touring the world and with 100 singles, 24 albums plus countless awards and accolades under their belt, Finger Lickin’ decided to put their release schedule on the backburner and concentrate on managing their formidable team of music-makers in their continuing quest to send their solid grooves worldwide.
Welcome full-time into the fold such luminaries as Krafty Kuts, the Freestylers, Utah Saints, Deekline, Dub Pistols and a whole heap of past FLR remixers and affiliates, as well as a new wave of fresh hard-funkin’ blood such as Plaza de Funk, Fort Knox 5, The Correspondents, Pimpsoul, Parker and Featurecast.
Finger Lickin' have placed highly in the Breakspoll awards, winning best label in 2002 through 2005. Several of their artists have also been recognized by Breakspoll, in particular Plump DJs who took three awards in 2004: Best Producer, Best Single (for Soul Vibrates/Bullet Train) and Best Remix (Freestylers – Push Up).
Support has came from all the big DJ's across all genres of music Pete Tong, Fat Boy Slim, Seb Fontaine, The Freestylers, Artful Dodger, Adam Freeland, Tall Paul and even Sasha!
The story of life continues, and the future is still looking Finger Lickin’ good…
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