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Scratch Perverts (UK) @ Ink Bar

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Friday, January 6, 2012 10:00pm until 7:00am

As most of your are broken and bent from the new years celebrations, we have decided to party through. We have one the sickest turntablist trio to ever hit the dance scene to fly over and are set to annihilate our bar.

We present to you....THE SCRATCH PERVERTS

The Scratch Perverts are a collective of turntablist DJs from London, formed in 1996 by Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and DJ Renegade.

The Scratch Perverts originally consisted of 4 members; Tony Vegas, Renegade, First Rate and Mr Thing. The Scratch Perverts later expanded to an 8-member crew with the addition of Prime Cuts, Harry Love, Killa Kela and Plus One. The collective split for a short period in 2000, then reformed with just 3 members; Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and Plus One. The other members did not reform due to artistic differences, and have gone on to pursue individual projects.

The Scratch Perverts have garnered widespread acclaim. The team won the first DMC Team championships in 1999, claiming it again in the 'Perverted Allies' alias (a fusion of the Perverts and the Allies DJ crews). Additionally Prime Cuts claimed 2 consecutive ITF World Scratching titles, first beating A-Trak in Hawaii in 1999 and then defending the title in Los Angeles the following year. Plus One won the Vestax battle in 2000, not begetting his returning the DMC World crown to the UK after a hiatus of 10 years. Their technical contributions include the 'feedback' technique and the Euro scratch amongst others.

They have now retired indefinitely from competition and gone on to regular live DJing, touring around the world & holding a residency at Fabric in London. They have also gone on to producing their own music, describing hip hop as being "a celebration of all kinds of music just by its very nature". The Scratch Perverts are also notable for their adoption of drum and bass, Dubstep and Crack House.

The collective has been known to use MySpace in order to advertise both themselves and their music.

Along with these legends, we have a great local line up!
Timmy Schumacher
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