Skint, the sampledelic Brighton, England, label that introduced the world to Fatboy Slim and Lo-Fidelity Allstars, is about to embark on its first official U.S. tour.
A showcase of up-and-coming artists, including diverse beat producer Cut la Roc, disco-rock band the Space Raiders and big-beat producer Sparky Lightbourne, the tour will begin in Boston on May 27 and conclude in Seattle on June 10, passing through New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, Ore., along the way.
Sharing a penchant for big beats as well as the absurd, the three artists combine cut-ups, electro and jump-up jungle, all in the name of catchy dancefloor hits. Space Raiders, who toured last year with Lo-Fidelity Allstars, released their debut album, Don't Be Daft, last year. The single from that album, "(I Need the) Disko Doktor" (RealAudio excerpt), features remixes by Groove Armada and Phats & Small.
Lightbourne's (born Alex Mitchell) most recent record was the single "Where You Goin', Chicken?"
Cut la Roc (born Lee Potter), whose debut, La Roc Rocs, is due June 29, set the world record for DJing on nine turntables.
Skint tour dates:
May 27; Foxboro, Mass.; Foxboro Stadium
May 28; Landover, Md.; FedEx Field
May 28; Baltimore, Md.; The Spot (Cut La Roc only)
June 1; New York, N.Y.; Twilo 2K
June 3; Chicago, Ill.; Smart Bar
June 6; West Hollywood, Calif.; The Viper Room
June 7; San Francisco, Calif.; Backflip
June 8; Portland, Ore.; Cobalt Lounge
June 10; Seattle, Wash.; Nation