Tuesday, 27 November 2012

#ScratchEXPO17 - 6TH DECEMBER - 16TH DECEMBER (12 Noon - 7pm Daily)

Scratch EXPO 17 kicks off it's Grand Gallery show from Thursday 6th - Sunday 16th Dec at Londonewcastle Project Space - (28 Redchurch St, Shoreditch, London E2 7DP)

17 artists for 17 years.. Artists include:-


Admission: FREE (Noon - 7pm everyday)

For more info check:-


Monday, 5 November 2012



B-SIDE has been jam packed with opened minded up for it party people for the last 3 months and our next live session is set to not disappoint.

An iconic name synonomous with multi-layered lyricism, liquid flows and blunted beats, Jehst is one of the few seminal figures credited with spearheading a movement of artists who would kick open the doors for homegrown Hip Hop to become as vibrant & healthy as it is today

Far from just a local hero, Jehst is a name known globally with an influence reaching far an
d wide from America's underground to Australia and back again. NME have named him a "cult hero", Mike Skinner (The Streets) described him as "fantastic" in his recent autobiography and even 'rapper's rapper' Pharoahe Monch has praised Jehst's abilities, telling The Cut "Dope, dope. I like his pocket... where his rhymes fall at."

With a captivating stage presence to match his studio persona, Jehst 's reputation on the live circuit has seen him billed alongside some truly iconic artists. This Autumn alone sees him sharing stages with DOOM, Public Enemy and Lord Finesse! So it's safe to say that the B-Side audience are in for a treat when he hits the stage with his live band to showcase new material as well bringing a live twist to some of his well known underground classics.

With Micall Parknsun (YNR) on the mic and the MPC, Jazz T (Boot Records / ITF champ) on turntables, Louis Slipperz (Task Force / Owiny Segoma Band) on bass, the sultry Fae Simon on backing vocals & time-changing magician Kwake (Speakers Corner Quartet) on drums, Jehst's live band are a force to be reckoned with.

And don't forget the JEHST B-SIDE flexi-disc FREE give away to the first 100 people through the door. Get down early to pick up November's super exclusive edition #fresh fruit

Hosted by MC TUKKA and the SCRATCH & FUNK ROYALE FAMILY...this month features Scratch / Gorillaz Sound System's Richy Pitch, Funk Royales Ben Bailey & Matt Smooth...TURN ON THE FRESH SOUNDS OF NOW!!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Royalty absolutely smashed the second instalment of B-SIDE in September and this month we have an extra special treat for you. The mind bogglingly talented Bobby C Sound TV all the way from Canada showcasing his unbelievable AV skills for one of the first times in the UK.

In early 2009 Bobby started messing around with video’s in his DJ set creating new mashups and remixes of well known tunes and videos and thus, "Bobby C Sound TV" was born. His love of cinema combine
d with his 10 years of DJ experience helped him to create a pastiche of pop-culture that is visually mind blowing and infectiously danceable at the same time. His live mash up DJ approach creates crowd rocking routines with some of the most memorable music videos, movie scenes and just about everything in between.

Not just one of the worlds best AV DJ’s, the past few years have seen Bobby busier than ever on the production front with remixes and releases on 11 different labels worldwide and jumping on multiple top 10 lists for Juno Download and Beatport.

He recently made the soundcloud weekly top 10 as their hottest tracks list for his track, Neon Night Light and his Ray Charles remix made it to #4 on The Hype Machine's most popular list which was the third time he made their top 20 list.

Bobby has rocked festivals far and wide sharing the stage with a number of heavy-hitters including George Clinton, Z-Trip (18 times!), Q-Bert, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Rakim, Madlib, DJ Yoda (2 times), Guru, DJ Spinna, Kid Koala, Cheb-I-Sabbah, Digital Underground, Naughty By Nature, Rudy Ray Moore a.k.a Dolomite, Maceo Parker, Kool Keith, Mike Relm,

Hosted by MC Tukka and Scratch DJ's Lyley, Matt Smooth, Tomski and Richy Pitch (GSS) alongside Funk Royale's Mr Chex, Ben Bailey...and TOBYONE confirmed to be flying in for the night *****

Don't forget as always at B-SIDE first 100 through the door receive a super exclusive, mad limited flexi vinyl... DAMN

B-SIDE FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER at Notting Hill Arts Club, 8pm - 2pm
BOBBY C SOUND TV live on stage at 10pm

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Check out the pics from last months B- Side featuring Royalty who absolutely SMASHED IT!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Scratch the B-SIDE ft ROYALTY (Five Easy Pieces)

Friday 21 September at the Notting Hill Arts Club
7pm-2am, free before 8pm, £6 before 11pm, £8 after

Live on stage at 10pm: Royalty (Five Easy Pieces)
United DJ's from Scratch & Funk Royale: Richy Pitch (Gorillaz Sound System), Matt Smooth and Mr Chex (Funk Royale) and host MC Tukka

What a wicked start we had last month, with Mo Kolours playing a deep set on stage.

This month we have the seriously talented (and underrated) Royalty, aka east London duo Chesca and Elliott Yorke whose music is released by the badda than bad Five Easy Pieces.

Their latest EP, 'Purple Nights', demonstrates the rapid maturity of their suave, electrofunky digital boogie. XLR8R described them very well:
'Somewhere in between Daft Punk's robotic revelry, Kraftwerk's chilly minimalism, and Jimmy Edgar's austere sex appeal, you'll find Royalty's Chesca and Elliot Yorke working out deep low-end melodies, incessant dance rhythms, alien vocoder sounds, and icy synthlines - all of which perfectly create the duo's retro-futuristic motif.'

And don't forget the Royalty flexi-disc which B-Side are giving away to the first 100 people through the door. Get down early to pick up September's exclusive edition'.

Scratch: http://scratch96.blogspot.co.uk/
Five Easy Pieces: http://five-easy-pieces.com/
Royalty: 'Purple Nights' EP fiveeasypieces.bandcamp.com/album/purple-nights-ep

Notting Hill Arts Club
21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ. Tube: Notting Hill Gate. Info: 020 7460 4459
email: info@nottinghillartsclub.com
web: www.nottinghillartsclub.com

If you wish to reserve one of the four leather-covered booths (seating up to
eight at a friendly squeeze) which are set aside on Fridays and Saturdays,
please call the club or email sonya@nottinghillartsclub.com and book 'em.
The booths are free and all you have to do is arrive by 9.30pm, and once
you're in there's floor service so you won't even have to walk to the bar!

*****FREE PARTY***** SCRATCH presents: DJ Woody's 'Big Phat 90's' AV show + The Four Owls (with Dj Madnice) LIVE. *****FREE PARTY*****

Back in 96 we started out at The Cross Bar which is now known as The Big Chill House. On the 29th September we return for what's sure to be another jammin' night of true school hip hop

DJ Woody's 'Big Phat 90's' AV show is a nostalgic chronological musical ride through some of the decades dopest moments, taking in the likes of De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Naughty By Nature, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Fugees, Dr Dre, SnoopDoggy Dogg and much more.

DJ Woody reworks the classics with his unique blend of custom graphics, video sound bites and renowned turntable technique to rock the 'slamminest' 90's house party since Kid n Play raised the roof.

Live on stage we have the UK's most exciting live outfit for some time, The Four Owls (with DJ Madnice)

Led by the merciless BIG OWL (FLIPTRIX), guided by the teachings of BIRD T (VERB T), entertained by the do-or-die spirit of RUSTY TAKE-OFF (BVA MC) & inspired by the inventions of DEFORMED WING (LEAF DOG). Expect nothing less than that raw boom bap

Hosted by MC TUKKA and SCRATCH DJ's Matt Smooth, Tomski, Lyley and Richy Pitch (Gorillaz Sound System)

Hip Hop don't stop




9pm - 4am

Dj Woody: http://djwoody.tv/
The Four Owls 'Not Like Before' http://youtu.be/tA16i47I1HM
Bigchill house: http://www.bigchill.net/house

Thursday, 30 August 2012

 * * * * * * NEW SCRATCH NIGHT * * * * * *



Pick it up, pick it up...to launch our new night we have an exclusive freebie...B-SIDE flexi disc featuring Mo Kolours...to give to the first 100 people through the door!

B-SIDE represents the extensive tastes of the crew...fat, fresh & amp...wide open, futuristic, soulsonic sounds with a hip hop stance. Hitting the stage at the launch will be the much hyped and seriously dope MO KOLOURS (LIVE!), of the equally fresh One-Handed Music.

Monday, 20 August 2012

CHALI 2NA & ROC (are RON ARTISTE) plus DJ P TRIX and scratch residents DJs Matt Smooth, Lyley, Tomski & Richy Pitch

Scratch & The Jazz Cafe Present 


plus DJ P TRIX 
along side Scratch DJs Matt Smooth, Lyley, Tomski & Richy Pitch


Tickets £15 in advance from here:

Doors 7pm

Chali 2na of the legendary Jurassic 5 and solo artist extraordinaire and former Stones Throw artist Roc C from Oxnard have recently formed a group called "Ron Artiste", with a free mixtape dropped in July, and an August album release called "R.I.D.S." on KashRoc Entertainment. Ron Artiste takes its name from Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Ron Artest, who is now known as Meta World Peace, and the album is annoucned to feature appearances of King Tee, The Alchemist, Krondon, Oh No, Rapper Big Pooh, LMNO and Casual, amongst a few others.

Chali 2na has done it all. From his days growing up on the hardscrabble streets of Chicago’s south side, to his subsequent explosion onto Los Angeles’ burgeoning hip-hop scene, to his tenure as MC for seminal hip-hop group Jurassic 5, Chali epitomizes the portrait of a 21st century artist. To be sure, with his unmistakable, beloved baritone, Chali has firmly established himself as one of the most distinctive, charismatic personalities not just in hip-hop, but music in general. He has released four albums with Jurassic 5, as well as his solo album "Fish Outta Water" in 2009, amongst various other releases. On stage, there truely aren't many who can control the crowd the way he can, who he always leaves shouting for more.

Hailing from the same California town, Oxnard, that brought Lootpack and Madlib to the world, Roc 'C' was first introduced with his appearance on Oh No's (another Oxnard native) single "Move, Pt. 2" in 2004, produced by J Dilla. This led to a signing with Stones Throw Records, which released his debut album, All Questions Answered, in 2006.

DJ P-Trix, who will join them on the tour, began djing at the age of 12. His natural talent, dedication and genuine love for music quickly gained him recognition in the late 1990’s in the underground hip-hop community. P-Trix has performed internationally with hip-hop legends including Common, De la Soul, The Roots and Eminem. He was crowned the 1999 DMC USA Champion and placed 3rd in the DMC World Championship. Among his other titles, P-Trix was named the Dirtstyle DJ of the Year by the Invisible Skratch Piklz, as well as Blaze Magazine’s 1998 DJ Battle Champion. Recognized by many for his unrivaled beat-juggling skills, P-Trix’s highly-technical and innovative style has amazed fans across the world and gained the respect of hip-hop greats.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Brand new flava in ya ear

We kicked off SCRATCH back in June '96 in Kings Cross, it quickly became the monthly spot to hit with regular graffiti shows, breaking battles and the biggest names in hip hop. We've rocked parties around the world, released the best selling 'Scratch Vol 1' on Rawkus and were voted one of the Top 10 nights of the millennium by Time Out.

This isn't to say we're not continuing the party, far from it (news soon come on Scratch in Sept) but we feel the time has come to start a brand new party with a new twist

and it's with great pleasure we announce Scratch presents B-SIDE

B-SIDE represents the extensive tastes of the crew. These sessions will be wide open, always on a club tip, exploring new music with a forward thinking soulful injection and of course a hip hop attitude.

Hitting the stage at the launch will be the much hyped and seriously dope MO KOLOURS, of the equally fresh One-Handed Music.

Described by FACT as “hashed-out Madlib-meets-Theo Parrish" we are seriously excited to kick off this new party with MO KOLOURS

Hosted by MC Tukka and Scratch DJ's Richy Pitch (Gorrillaz Sound System), Lyley, Matt Smooth and Tomski alongside Funk Royale's Mr Chex, Tobey 1 and Ben Bailey.

B-SIDE kicks off on 31st August at Notting Hill Arts Club, 8pm - 2pm
MO KOLORS live on stage at 10pm

If that wasn't enough each month we'll be giving away a super exclusive B-SIDE FLEXI DISK. That's right we're giving them away to the first 100 people through the door, so make sure you get down early to pick up August's edition featuring the exclusive MO KOLOURS beat '93'


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

DJ Revolution Interviews DJ Shadow

Two DJ legends get down and get their chat on...

DJ Shadow Full Episode from The Cut on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Much love and props goes out to RITCHIE RUFTONE for becoming UK DMC CHAMPION 2012 and...as if that isn't enough...he also won the UK DMC BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY 2012 !!!!!!!!!!
For those of you that don't know Ruftone's win comes as no surprise and is more than well deserved. As well as being Scotland's (and now the UK's) best, most dedicated pioneering turntable dj, Ritchie also ran Scratch Edinburgh with DJ Lyley helping bring some of hip hop's finest artists to town (Scratch Edinburgh since '97).


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Peanut Butter Wolf's Vinyl Collection

Peanut Butter Wolf shows off his record collection... We enjoy a bit of a geek out

Monday, 23 July 2012


D-Stlyes & Q-bert showing who be the best. Loving D's cuts at the start...

Saturday, 21 July 2012


Definition of a CLASSIC...

Rakim: The Definition of a Classic from 2dopeboyz.com on Vimeo.


Performing at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Hope to see some full live shows coming soon...

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Scratch Present NICE & SMOOTH - Live at the Jazz Cafe - 4th March 2012

Scratch are super proud to present one of hip hop’s greatest duo’s performing their first London show since '91.

Nice & Smooth are classic hip hop, hailing from the golden era of East Coast hip hop during the late 80's and early 90's. Timeless hits include 'Sometimes I Rhyme Slow', 'Hip Hop Junkies', 'Funky For You' amongst countless others. They have collaborated with the likes of Big Daddy Kane, The Beatnuts & Mantronix but of all their collaborations it was with the legendary Gang Starr on 'DWYCK' which stands out as an everlasting hip hop anthem. Their unique up tempo funky party style has assured Greg Nice and Smooth B a place on the hip hop wall of fame.

This is a rare opportunity to see one of the finest golden era hip hop acts live on a London stage and you know Nice & Smooth gonna make it REAL FUNKY FOR YOU!

Plus Billy Biznizz and Scratch residents Matt Smooth, DJ Lyley, Richy Pitch and Tomski

Tickets: £16 advance

SEE TICKETS: http://www.seetickets.com/Event/NICE-SMOOTH/Jazz-Cafe/617908

http://scratch96.blogspot.com/ / jazzcafe.co.uk


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