South London DJ & Producer Jimmy Plates met Philadelphia hip hop collective Endevers on a record digging trip in 2002. Within a matter of hours they had recorded a single in a nearby garage and a year later Plates returned Stateside promoting the vinyl-only release of their collaboration. He recorded more tracks with the MCs which have remained unreleased until now….
Endevers are Tungsten 9, M-Dub, Shizzy Mack, Reese Wills, Ike Philthy & Asa Zimbabwe. They have been active on the Philly Hip Hop scene since 1998 and previously collaborated with Jimmy Plates on the vinyl-only single “Big Rigs” b/w “Tasty Kakes” released in 2003.
When not DJing at London’s top Hip Hop nights (The Get Down, Hip Hop Karaoke) Jimmy Plates is digging through his vinyl collection with a trusty old Akai sampler ready to catch a beat. Along with vocalist Leroy Smokes Plates is also El-Jay Burner who –– with a sound firmly rooted in South London –– combined their musical influences and background in crate-digging and soundsystem culture to create ‘My Thing’ which was released on a limited edition 7” last year.