Prime Cuts, Plus One and Tony Vegas at BUSC, April 2008
Drum & Bass
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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, House and UK Bass Music.
DJ Hero & DJ Hero 2
The Scratch Perverts are also featured as a contributing artist in the new Activision music game, DJ Hero, 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.
- B Boys Revenge - History In The Makin - X:treme Records (1998)
- Badmeaningood Vol.4 - Ultimate Dilemma (2003)
- FabricLive.22 - Fabric (2005)
- Fabric Big Issue CD (free with the Big Issue September 24, 2005)
- Watch The Ride - Harmless Records (2007)
- Beatdown - Fabric Records (2009)
- Come Get It with Time Scratch Perverts Records (Limited edition Promotional copy) (25 October 2004)
- Stand By Supercharged Records (2007)
- UNKLE vs. Scratch Perverts - The Breezeblock on BBC Radio 1, January 2, 1999
- DJ Hero
- Ed Rush & Optical - The Original Doctor Shade - Get Ill (feat. Scratch Perverts & MC Ryme Tyme), Mix-Cd, 2003
- DJ Hero 2
Mixes For DJ Hero
- Paper Planes By M.I.A. / Eric B. Is President By Eric B. & Rakim
- Beats and Pieces By Scratch Perverts
- Universal Mind Control (U.M.C.) By Common (rapper) / Jeep Ass Gutter (Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir RMX) By Masta Ace
- Robot Rock By Daft Punk / Al Naafyish (The Soul) By Hashim
- Groundhog (Beat Juggle) By Noisia
Mixes For DJ Hero 2