In the deepest, darkest reaches of southwest U.K., Morphosis, Fat Harry and Spinforth DJ and produce under the lighthearted moniker Hong Kong Ping Pong Club. Besides their monthly party, the three Falmouth-based disc jockeys spin a weekly NSB Radio show called “Beating the Crates,” a two hours session of mid-tempo, dance floor-friendly funk and break beats. Morphosis describes the sound of their most recent mix as “Ghetto Funk, which is in a similar vein to the old Big Beat scene but with the added glitch and wobble.” Think old school rap, soul and dancehall acapellas over anything from funk and swing to dubstep and electro, fringing on mashup but still within the realm of remix.
In no particular order, Morphosis’ favorite tracks on this most recent “Beating the Crates” incarnation include “Feeling Good” by Mooqee & Pimpsoul featuring Bianca Gerald, “Fizzy Buble” by JFB, and “Clean Air” by Sticky Buds & Mister Savona featuring Burro Banton. Of course, having a popular mix show doesn’t hurt when it comes to finding those elusive bangers. “We now get sent a bundle of promos most weeks,” he explains. “Spinforth runs a regular weekly Scour of Soundcloud on the Ghetto Funk blog, which turns up some absolute gems for absolutely free.”
If you’re looking to follow Hong Kong Ping Pong further, keep in mind they may be moving their show to Saturday afternoon starting March 24th. “My regular Monday afternoon partner in crime, Fat Harry, has gone and got himself a proper 9 til 5 job so I’m currently holding the fort by myself,” Morphosis says. “We’re also about to announce an exciting new partnership for the show which will mean regular guest mixes from some of the scenes major players … watch this space.” Oh, we will.