You're gonna f***ing die big time...
Croydon's finest, DJ Sy, is nothing short of a Hardcore Legend. Inspired by old school hip-hop DJs in the late 80s, he started spinning hip-hop and soul... explaining his unique style amongst rave DJs and nickname "The Scratchmaster".
Gaining a residency at Nottingham's Venus nightclub in 1990, he was taken by the emerging hardcore scene and had a popular pirate radio show on the city's Rave FM. Bookings around the Midlands followed - Nemesis in Leicester, Time in Birmingham, Amnesia and Eclipse in Coventry - before his unique style got him noticed by the big national rave promoters like Dreamscape, Helter Skelter, Obsession and Fantazia.
Creating one of the hardcore scene's most prolific labels, Quosh Records, DJ Sy & Unknown produced a number of Happy Hardcore anthems, as well as other styles under a number of pseudonyms. Never wanting to be boxed in, Sy continues to DJ in other genres, such as House and Drum & Bass... a perfect example of which we have here.
This mix showcases Sy scratching over a set of heavyweight Jungle tunes, mostly from 1994, mostly on Formation Records, Tearing Vinyl and RAM Records. Believe me, the b-line on the first tune makes this mix worth the price of admission alone... trust!
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DJ Sy - The Scratchmaster's Obsession - Jungle Drum And Bass - 1995
Source: TDK D60-Type I
J.Bo Tape #22: DJ Sy - The Scratchmaster's Obsession - Jungle Drum And Bass - 1995 by J.Bo Tapes on Mixcloud
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