Scratch Perverts

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Scratch Perverts
Prime Cuts, Plus One and Tony Vegas at BUSC in April 2008
Prime Cuts, Plus One and Tony Vegas at BUSC in April 2008
Background information
Years active1996–present
  • Prime Cuts
  • Tony Vegas
Past members
  • Plus One
  • Mr Thing
  • Harry Love
  • Killa Kela
  • Renegade
  • First Rate

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

World DMC team champions in both 1999 and 2001. Additionally Prime Cuts won 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, then the World DMC title in 2001. Their technical contributions include the 'feedback' technique, inspired by Jimi Hendrix.

They have now retired from competition and gone on to regular live DJing, touring and holding a residency at Fabric in London. They have also gone on to produce their own music.

Harry Love[edit]

Harry Love is an English hip hop record producer and DJ from Laylow, Ladbroke Grove, London.[citation needed] He has produced beats for artists such as Jehst, Verb T, and Klashnekoff.[1][2][3][4] He was a member of the Scratch Perverts in the 1990s.[5]

DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2[edit]

The group were contributing artists in the Activision music game, DJ Hero,[6] contributing a DJ setlist in the game which includes five tracks, and for the game's sequel which included two mixes from the group.


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. ^ "Stealth Presents…. » DJ Dance Music News Dance Music Reviews Dance Music Charts". Retrieved 15 August 2008.
  2. ^ "The Essential... Low Life". Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Ikea Presents- Harry's Records". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  4. ^ Hip-hop Connection. Popular Publications. 2008. p. 92.
  5. ^ Ms Sophy Smith (28 April 2013). Hip-Hop Turntablism, Creativity and Collaboration. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 64–65. ISBN 978-1-4094-7205-6.
  6. ^ Purchase, Robert (12 August 2009). "DJ Hero features Scratch Perverts, Yoda News". Eurogamer. Retrieved 12 August 2009.

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