Formerly a Sony and Warner/Atlantic Street Team representative, Leicester – born and raised Scratchy One has been a world class Hip-Hop/Rnb/club DJ for over 15 years, after being inspired by his 2 older brothers who both helped shaped the urban music scene of the Midlands in the early 90’s. Scratchy One favoured Hip Hop as his genre of choice, focusing on the DMC-style ‘scratch’ and ‘mix’ elements of DJ’ing, spending many hours behind closed doors perfecting and pushing his passion.
As Scratchy One’s talents grew, he went on to enjoy such successes as being the mix DJ for the O.D.B album sampler ‘Nigga Please'(WARNER/ATLANTIC RECORDS), organising album launch parties in the Uk’s major cities and DJ’ing alongside Kanye West, Missy Elliot, NE-YO, Trevor Nelson, B2K, Omarion, Lupe Fiasco, Tweet, DMX, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Cash Money and Grandmaster Flash to name but a few!
Scratchy One later co-founded Leicester (UK)’s largest weekly urban event, FINESSE, running for almost a decade, at the same time as enjoying residencies at events such as Sheffield’s famous GATECRASHER. Scratchy One has also graced venues in Amsterdam, New York and Southern Spain for the past four years!
Scratchy One quickly expanded his passions to include music production, specialising in hip hop, soulful & deep house, RnB and Neo-Soul.
In 2013, Scratchy One founded and is one half of the Soulful House Production/DJ/Performance duo, AUDIODOPE. Alongside lifelong friend, MIKIE BLAK, AUDIODOPE have enjoyed remix releases on King Street Sounds (New York) and Double-Cheese Records (Milan), and the release of AUDIODOPE’s debut album, 50-50/360 on TIMELESS PEOPLE RECORDS.
RADIO & PRODUCTION
Scratchy One has been involved in radio since 1993 and established himself as a radio presenter on various pirate and legal stations throughout the East Midlands.
2017 sees Scratchy One return to the airwaves as AUDIODOPE, with a guest mix on D3EP Network Radio already under the belt and a new weekly radio show and regular live podcasts coming soon!