I was quite excited (to say the least) about this event, from the moment the organizers of Barcelona's monthly open-turntable scratch sessions @ Scratch Invaders announced it - D.Beam is definitely one of the worldwide Scratch Elite, I think I'd be hard-pushed to find anyone to challenge me on that!
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
A new monthly open decks night has started in Barcelona called Scratch Invaders, and whilst I'm happy to support anything scratch-related anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Barcelona's own DJ Swet, fresh from releasing his banging debut scratch album "Agoraphobia", would be putting on a showcase.
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Hey everyone - so I did a guest mix for the guys at Built to Last, pure 90's Golden Era Boom Bap ish and it's going to be on their radio show tonight, 8-9pm CEST
Saturday, 7 June 2014
Quality over quantity this month. Not too many releases found their way to me this month so I didn't go looking, when I do this you can find that the quality lowers and you inevitably give yourself much more work to do with a much longer playlist. Keep it simple and (try to!) stick to deadlines!
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Wow, the Funkyman digs seriously deep on this one, effortlessly gliding through original breaks you won't have heard before, to very few that you have….
Saturday, 12 April 2014
This is the first month I put a little intro together for the Choicest Cuts mix series. I've been collecting relevant samples i could use for a while but it takes some time to put them all together…
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Woke up to a nice recommendation on Ego Trip's site today - Blood Money are a fresh duo made up of R&B maestro Tobes of Saprkle Motion and DJ and crate digger Wax On. Together they give us "Nighttime Gangster Jazz : Music for Smooth Criminals".
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Few DJs rock the set better than Vinroc. Enjoy this old footage of him performing a dope old school hip hop set around 2000 at Scala in London.
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Friday, 21 March 2014
One of my favourite in-store performances from one of my favourite DJs, Vinroc really was a master of all the crafts. Party Rocking, Battling, Mixtapes, he did it all, and very well too. Really down to Earth and humble guy too.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Wish I could remember more about this gig but unfortunately not too much to say here, the legend that is DJ Apollo was doing a showcase during a Souls of Mischief gig. As I say, I don't remember much but seeing Apollo for the first time was the highlight of the evening…
I just got round to having a look at the mountain of footage I took from my last trip to the UK. The last Super Scratch Sunday (SSS) I could make was put on in London the day after the DMC world finals, with the hope some of the participants would be able to make an appearance….
Saturday, 15 March 2014
This month I discovered a couple of really dope artists from France - Pumpkin an MC and Vin's Da Cuero, a dope producer. Together they put some great stuff together and "Like an Automatic Weapon" is their latest banger. There are two versions which you can check on the video…
Friday, 14 March 2014
so you think you can rock a party? Yeah, so did I till I saw this Shortkut set. Everyone and their dog seems to have done a Boiler Room set but from the ones I've seen this is the best so far for me, and possibly pips the DJ Shadow and Mr Thing ones which I'd also recommend. Don't miss the serious dance moves at 39:30 by the Peanut Butter Wolf lookalike!