Scratch Perverts

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Scratch Perverts
The Scratch Perverts 2008.JPG
Prime Cuts, Plus One and Tony Vegas at BUSC, April 2008
Background information
Origin London
Genres Electronica
Drum & Bass
Hip Hop
Years active 1996–present
Members Tony Vegas
Prime Cuts
Plus One
Past members Mr Thing
Harry Love
Killa Kela
First Rate

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,[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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, House and UK Bass Music.

DJ Hero & DJ Hero 2[edit]

The Scratch Perverts are also featured as a contributing artist in the new Activision music game, DJ Hero,[1] in which they have what is considered by fans as the hardest DJ setlist in the game which includes 5 tracks, then they returned for the sequel which included 2 mixes from the trio.


Mix CDs[edit]


  • Come Get It with Time Scratch Perverts Records (Limited edition Promotional copy) (25 October 2004)
  • Stand By Supercharged Records (2007)

Featured in[edit]

Mixes For DJ Hero[edit]

Mixes For DJ Hero 2[edit]


  1. ^ Purchase, Robert (12 August 2009). "DJ Hero features Scratch Perverts, Yoda News". Eurogamer. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 

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