Tag Archives: DJ

Martyn Interview for Fabric50

Martyn is one of my favourite Electronic music producers and DJs – effortlessly understanding Techno, House, Dubstep and more. Check out an interview I did with him 6 years ago for his Fabric 50 Mix CD.

 

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Tall Black Guy Sydney Support – September 2014

Thrilled to be a part of this show, this guy’s influence over the last few years has been undeniable!

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Spare Hands – Jus’ Quality (exclusive)

(together at last)

(Download link after the jump)

So, about 11 years ago I got started in the music industry and ‘Keep It Unreal’ by Mr Scruff was one of the first albums I ever got to work on. I also met Mr Scruff on his first Aussie tour with DJ Vadim and Strictly Kev of DJ Food and have since been lucky enough to meet up with him on subsequent tours and keep in touch with him.

Fast forward to 2010 and I’m finding my DJing chops are at a level where I’m comfortable rocking most forms of Soul music but my heart remains embedded in Hip-Hop. I have always been influenced by DJs who are physical with the decks, who get busy, who create layers and really push the boundaries as to what can work on the floor: DJs like Mr Scruff, for instance.

One thing I’ve always found that if you’re playing an instrumental and an acappella is that unless you’re rocking a 4 channel mixer with a CD cued up or are doing the three deck thing, you’re either short a channel or you need another hand…

hence Spare Hands.

Welcome to the first in a series of edits I’ve made to help DJs along by putting acappellas that sit really nicely over instro beats for you, so you have a spare set of hands to cue up your next track.

This first one marries the Jurassic 5 ‘Quality Control’ vocal over Mr. Scruff’s monstrous ‘Jus Jus’ beat that was given a booster in the 10th anniversary edition of the unreal ‘Keep It Unreal’ album. Many thanks to Mr Scruff for his help with the Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rud sample which does not appear on the 12″ acappella.

Many hands make light work.

Get Spare Hands’ ‘Jus Quality’ here in 320 kbps MP3

Or… Purchase Mr Scruff’s ‘Jus Jus’ instrumental on iTunes here or the 12″ here and Jurassic 5’s ‘Quality Control’ 12″ here and do it yourself.