Scott Brown (DJ)

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Scott Brown
Birth nameScott Alexander Brown
Also known asDJ Scott Brown, Plus System, The Scotchman
Born (1972-12-28) 28 December 1972 (age 46)
Glasgow, Scotland
Genres
InstrumentsTurntables
Years active1992-present
LabelsEvolution Records, Mokum Records
Associated actsQ-Tex, Interstate
WebsiteEvolution Records official website

Scott Alexander Brown (born 28 December 1972) is a Glasgow-born Scottish DJ and music producer,[1] now living in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Brown produces and plays a variety of genres, although he is most associated with bouncy techno. His music ranges from happy hardcore, through hard trance, to gabber. He is the founder of Evolution Records, which started in 1994.

Music production[edit]

Brown has produced music on his own record labels (Evolution Records, Evolution Plus, Evolved, Evolution Gold, Poosh, Screwdriver and Twisted Vinyl), and under a range of monikers including Plus System, The Scotchman, Interstate, Bass-X (with his brother Stewart), and with his band Q-Tex, which was formed in 1991.

Releases and album appearances[edit]

His work is featured on Bonkers. Brown has also appeared on the compilation albums of Dancemania's Speed series. His first appearance on the series was on the third issue of the series in 1999. He later appeared on Trance Ravers.[1]

Other[edit]

In April 2006, his release "Elysium" was given a trance remix by Liverpool dance trio Ultrabeat featuring vocals by Rebecca Rudd. This version was released with a subtitle as "Elysium (I Go Crazy)" to signal the addition of vocals.

Later, in May, his song "Go Berzerk" was included in the PlayStation 2 release of beatmania IIDX11 – IIDX RED, which was not present on the arcade version or audio releases of the game.

In 2008, Brown released a new song, album and DVD called Livewired.

In 2009 two of Brown's tracks, "Commence" (Off his first Hardwired album) and "Digital Distortion Works!" (A collaboration between Brown and Neophyte) were featured on an episode of Top Gear in which Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson glues a CD into James May’s car stereo system as well as gluing the volume knob at maximum, leaving James unable to turn the volume down or take the CD out.

In March 2016, Brown collaborated with German Eurodance DJ and producer Special D. to create a new, updated version of "Elysium", also featuring Rebecca Rudd's vocals from Ultrabeat's version. It was released over two digital EPs featuring remixes from several artists, including a UK Hardcore remix by Scott Brown himself which contains samples and inspiration from Brown's original 1999 version.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • The Theory of Evolution (1996)
  • Future Progression (1998)
  • Livewired (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scott Brown". Discogs.com. Retrieved 9 June 2011.

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