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The BOOM BAP Nashville: Featuring DJ Scratch & DeeJay Theory (Event Recap)
April 20, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - April 21, 2019 @ 3:00 am$20
DJ Scratch was introduced to EPMD by Jam Master Jay at the Run’s House Tour after DJ K LA Boss left EPMD. Impressed by his skills, the two designated DJ Scratch as their official D.J. by their second album Unfinished Business in 1989. His presence was felt with his powerful cutting and scratching techniques that are heard on various tracks. Aside from scratching, on Business As Usual, he produced the track “Funky Piano”, “Rampage” and in 1991 worked on a remix for “I’m Mad” off the “Rampage” 12″ single.
In 1992 Scratch produced “Scratch Bring It Back, Pt. 2 (Mic Doc)” and briefly worked with DJ Magic Mike after EPMD broke up. Soon Scratch made a name for himself as a producer for Busta Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad off Busta’s debut album in 1996. By 2003 DJ Scratch became a well distinguished and revered hip-hop producer after working with 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, DMX, The Roots, Q-Tip and other notable acts.
Scratch was the Resident DJ for three nationally aired TV Shows; Hip Hop Hold Em’, Fox 5’s Uptown Comedy Club and B.E.T.’s Rap City, The Basement. Scratch’s film credits include Juice, The Original 50 Cent, Backstage, Fly By Night, Rhyme & Reason and Spike Lee’s controversial film Bamboozled. In addition, Coca-Cola commissioned Scratch to produce & feature in their first DJ commercial, “3 DJs.”
In 2016, DJ Scratch helped fill in for A Tribe Called Quest’s DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad on their final album We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service due to Ali producing the soundtrack for the Luke Cage TV series with Adrian Younge at the time.
Raised on a diet of reggae and rave, Deejay Theory remains at the forefront of the global “tropical bass” movement. Approaching island music with a hip hop and electronic background, Theory has cemented his lane as a top-ranking selector and well- seasoned producer with a deep catalog of remixes, mixtapes and legendary bootlegs ranging from dancehall to disco. Theory’s production and remix credits include Sizzla, Mavado, Gyptian, Anthony B, Beenie Man, Mr Vegas, Luciano, Barrington Levy, Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, Demi Lovato, Jayceeoh, Anna Lunoe, Walshy Fire, Federation Sound, Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe – with releases on Dim Mak, Hollywood, Fania, Main Course, Bastard Jazz, Top Billin, Discos Peligrosa, T&A, Flex Up + more. Forever exploring new directions in the tropical world and beyond, Theory’s trademark sound and energy continues to keep heads bobbing + waistlines rotating around the globe.
Theory is a resident DJ on nationally syndicated mixshow The Bassment in addition to boasting a catalog of guest mixes on platforms like BBC Radio 1 + 1Xtra, Sway in the Morning, Sirius XM, RBMA Radio, Capital Xtra, iHeartRadio, Mixpak FM, Reprezent Radio and more.