Rhythm Plate consist of Matt Rhythm and Ant Plate who hail from the beautifully backward peak district town of Matlock. They first met at school where it quickly became apparent that they had the same make of orthopaedic shoe, meaning they quite literally got off on the right foot. This, combined with their mutual love of shoplifting, warm real ale and bad puns meant that they were soon finalising a plan for musical stardom.
Their recording career initially began in Plate's parents caravan in Bridlington (motto: if the music's rockin', don't bother knockin') but they soon outgrew this and moved into a multi purpose, state of the art allotment shed much nearer Matlock.
Their reputation as musical visionaries soon began to spread due to their infamous 'Derbyshire cubs and brownies DJ tour' which culminated in an all-dayer at Starkholmes village hall. This fact alone would have made the front page of the Matlock Miracle Newspaper were it not for one young raver drinking too much Kia-Ora and having to be stomach pumped. Early attempts at pop stardom were hampered by their crippling tourettes syndrome, however an intensive course of hypnotherapy soon sorted this problem out. The only problem now is that whenever they hear a certain Todd Terry hi-hat pattern they have a full on relapse.
After conquering the bourgeoning pub scene in Matlock these boompty bumpkins decided to think a bit bigger - releasing on such deep house heavyweights as Mantis, Winding Road, DiY, Lost My Dog, Bluem, Flat & Round and Procreation. As well as this they have also remixed/ruined tunes by respected artists such as Mark Ronson, The Frames, Amp Fiddler, Atjazz, Inland Knights, Lawnchair Generals, BRS, Brooks and Pete Dafeet.
These productions have been well received occasionally appearing on BBC Radio 1 and compilations such as Groove Armada 'Another Late Night', Ministry of Sound 'Chillout Ibiza', Hed Kandi 'Beach House 2' and also on the TV show 'CSI Miami' despite the fact that all of them are recorded at 126bpm and blatantly use the same kick drum.
They also started a monthly deep house club night 'DETUNE' in Chesterfield of all places, which continued strong for four years: quite amazing when you hear some of the drivel they used to play.
Should the need arise they also DJ elsewhere, using the Transpeak Bus service to carry their much sought after cassingle collection to gigs. Expect house, disco, funk, soul, waltz, forgotten pop tracks and whatever else they can find in charity shops.
At present Plate sells deep house insurance and Rhythm is a dancer.
Rhythm Plate’s tracks