Sunday, 25 October 2009


On November 28th Scratch are celebrating in true musical style with their 13 1/3 year birthday party at The Big Chill House!

And to celebrate with us we have a very special guest flying in from LA via the very cool Stones Throw of the worlds most renowned DJ's, the one and only J.Rocc from the Beat Junkies!!

One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting.

He began DJing in the mid-'80s with California group PSK. Soon after forming the Beat Junkies (which included core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles) the crew became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop.

In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, (including classics such as his funky 'Gotta Have Freedom' Remix) J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib's live shows since the early 2000's, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group's live events and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.

J. Rocc is currently working on a solo album for Stones Throw.

Joining J. Rocc to host the night will be resident MC, Tukka, who always adds even more fire to the night with his electric mic skills!!

Not forgetting our 13 1/3 residents who have been Dj'ing this event since it's inception back in 1996, Matt Smooth, Lyley, DJ Biznizz, Richy Pitch and Tomski.

Expect to see plenty of heads coming to celebrate with Scratch, B-Boys in action and possibly some free give always including a special Scratch Addict Tee especially made for the Birthday !!

Come celebrate with us !!

Scratch Crew....

Friday, 16 October 2009

NIKE X Benedict Radcliffe

Benedict Radcliffe installation outside Nike's 1948 store. Fresh to death....

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

PUTS Trippin at The Disco

Loving this video taken from People Under The Stairs' latest album 'Carried Away'

Peep the 7th album from Thes One and Double K here...

Friday, 2 October 2009


Scratch are proud to announce their October guests as Skitz and Rodney P!

Both have had a massive influence on the shape of Hip Hop in the UK and both have had a long musical relationship that has lasted more than a decade.

Rodney P began his mic skills more than 20 years ago as original member of the highly influential London Posse, who released Gansta Chronicles and which Hip Hop Connection described in 2007 as The Most Important UK Hip Hop Album of all time. The Lp featured classics such as How's Life in London?, Jump Around and Money Mad which still sound fresh today!

In 2001 Skitz released his groundbreaking 2001 LP Countryman with the infectious Dedication, starring Rodney, winning Best Single at the 2000 UK Hip Hop Awards, the following year Countryman then wins LP of the year!

In 2002 BBC 1xtra is born and Skitz and Rodney P are asked to present the flagship Hip Hop show, interviewing the likes of 50 Cent, Chuck D, Talib Kweli, Redman and Method Man. They also co-produce the first track to be played on the station which features Beverley Night and Blak Twang.

Fast forward to 2009 and Skitz is about to drop his second producer led album Sticksman and again Rodney features strongly on tracks such as the bass bubbler Left and the awesome Struggla that features Hip Hop superstar Kardinal Offishal. The LP also features the talented vocals of the likes of Dynamite MC, L Dot Man, Skibbadee, Buggsy, Masta Ace and Wordsworth!

Meanwhile Rodney P is working on his second solo LP, on his own Riddim Killa records, and recording and touring with the Dubpistols where he features on tracks such as the Stranglers cover of Peaches featuring Specials frontman Terry Hall.

So come down to Scratch @ The Big Chill House and witness for yourself these 2 Hip Hop legends from the UK doing what they do best, a live DJ set from Skitz hosted by Rodney P. You may even be lucky enough to catch a sneak, live preview of a couple of tracks from the forthcoming Sticksman LP too.

It's gonna be solid ! !


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