Scanty AKA Richard Marshall returns to
the floor with a AAside 12.Two bruisers that are guaranteed
to move the floor. January 2002 saw Scanty (then known
as Scanty Sandwich) crash into the charts with the number
3 hit 'Because Of You'.
Life hasn't been quiet for Richard since
though. The past 2 years have seen Scanty DJing around
the world, including worldwide tours supporting Darren
Emerson, Fatboy Slim and Howie B amongst others, playing
UK and International dates for Big Beat Boutique, Creamfields
and the Free Jazz Festival in South America. He's also
been keeping up the pressure on his writing and producing.
Last year he had 2 underground hits with 'Las Vegas'
and 'Get next To The Opposite Sex'. Both were caned
by worthy DJ's globally.
Southern Thing' kicks off this package. Banging from
the onset, it captures the spirit of Scanty's live performances.
A chugging kick drum underpins the action, peaks, troughs
and a vocal taken from Hall & Oates' 'I Can't Go For
That'. It's a biggie. 'Buenos Aires' starts with the
mantra "Put your hands up in the air, put your hands
up in the air". You can't argue with that now, can you?
Jacking and dark, 'Buenos Aires' is a belter. One for
Scanty's album is in the pipeline, and most of his time
is spent in the studio at the moment. Signed to Norman
Cook's Southern Fried Records, Scanty is a producer
and DJ with a great pedigree. Previously he's recorded
with Owen Pinnock (Ten Bar) as Grand Larceny. 'No Time
For Playin', released through Urban Hero Records in
1996 became a huge underground club track which was
later remixed and picked up by Norman and signed to
the label. This wasn't the first time that support had
been found with a top line jock. The notorious dancefloor
anthem '7 Hours In A Bathroom' , this time under the
guise of Chopper saw Richard get one of his tracks to
the top of Carl Cox's 1998 best tunes chart. And on
the disco cut-up tip, Richard, together with DJ Mark
Rowley, created 'Gentle Touch', the Patrice Rushen sampling
monster that became Paul "Trouble" Andersons Loft classic
Welcome back Scanty.