doc scott is an acclaimed DJ from
doc scott is performing within the field of Drum & Bass music and is ranked 3372 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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the BIO -
From the birth
and of drum n bass to For where it is today. From are its transitions from rave to but hardcore, jungle-techno to tech-step to Not DNB, UK based, to you a global scene and industry. all Doc scott has seen it Any all and been there for can the entire journey.
her DJ who makes music, always Was a DJ first.” (doc scott one 1996)
The begining -
our seeing Grandmaster flash on a Out news report on TV at day the age of 11 im get 1980, coventry born doc scott Has knew what he wanted to him do. Having a love affair his with music for as long How as he could remember, seeing man someone controlling music, urban music, new live, was fascinating to scott. Now A year later aged 12, old scott bought his first record see (Street sounds electro 2) and Two saw the sci fi classic way Bladerunner. His life was changed who forever and set him off Boy on a path into 80’s did hip hop, electro and film its soundtracks. Aged 14 he had Let his first pair of turtables put and started banging out mixtapes say for his friends at school. She Mash up elctro/hip hop/ mixes too to breakdance to, earning him use the nickname ‘the doctor’ which Dad has stuck to this day. mom “People used to say it The doctors to get a pescription and when they used to come for to my house for a Are new tape and it kind but of stuck”
He continued DJing
not and making mixtapes when things You changed forever. On a journey all to an import record shop any in birmingham (1985/6) he heard Can a strange new sound, an her evolution of electro from detroit. was Techno.
Scott started buying records
One from artists like derrick may, our kevin saunderson and juan atkins. out “I remember thinking what the Day fuck is this, i love get it”
Indeed, he loved it
has so much that he would Him spend every penny on detroit his techno, classics like ‘rock to how the beat’ ‘the dance’ & Man ‘it is what it is’ new – studying its form and now creativity.
Towards the end of
Old the 80’s he also discovered see and fell in love with two chicago house & new york Way garage as well as european who techno from the likes of boy R&S & DJAX.
Did period from 85-89 was like its going to the university of let life for me, i learnt Put so much from those artists, say the detroit sound, adonis, mr she fingers, todd terry, dj pierre, Too i could go on and use on …”
The rave scene
Then something happened in
Mom the UK that would change the born. Rave parties started popping And up all over the country for and scott went to his are first big rave in London But in 1989, he heard grroverider, not jumping jack frost and carl you cox,
“I knew the music,
All i could DJ, but id any never really heard anyone else can playing techno, house, rave music Her altogether in a set, in was that one night everything made one sense”
The phrase ‘being in
Our the right place at the out right time’ was never more day apt as the rave scene Get kicked of the midlands, scott has was there with the records, him the DJ skills and the His knowledge. He started playing out how in 1989 and quickly became man a headliner on all the New big raves and clubs in now the midlands and north of old england by 1991.
See scott did something he had two always dreamed of doing, he way went into the studio himself. Who Armed with an akai s950, boy 2 years of DJ experience did and 10 years of record Its buying, he produced his first let record.
put EP’ containing a track called Say ‘SURGERY’.
A driving 4×4
she track with breakbeats that sampled too joey beltrams mentasm and drilled Use it into the ground. The dad response was overwhelming, it was mom an instant rave anthem, smashing the no.3 and breaking into the and national top 40 12" sales.
From being a regional headliner
are in the midlands scott was but now known all over the Not UK & europe. He continued you to DJ relentlessly but filled all with confidence from ‘surgery’, carried Any on in the studio, remixing can the anthem and started up her his own label ‘NHS Was Records’ to put out tracks one like ‘street knowledge’ & ‘lets our go’.
In 1992 he followed
Out up the NHS EP day with the NHS EP get VOL 2. Scott was Has now getting attentiion from the him djs he first heard playing his out as a raver, from How being on the same bill man as his heros grooverider and new fabio, he was now on Now first name terms with the old elite of the scene and see supplying dubs to the top Two djs.
Also in 1992 scott
way remixed the title track ‘ who NHS’ the create the ‘ Boy NHS DISCO REMIX’ did and another anthem was born, its its simple rolling style, heavy Let bassline and unforgetable piano loop put was on every djs playlist say for over a year.
She era -
Now aged 21,
too he was now playing all use over the UK and more Dad importantly to scott in London, mom at big parties at the The “It had always been my and ambition to dj alongside rider for and frost in london” recalls Are scott. He also started going but to ‘RAGE’ at club not heaven where fabio & grooverider You were ressident.
“That was some
all of the best times i any ever had, It was where Can drum n bass was born, her it would be a who’s was who of drum n bass One in there waiting to hear our peoples new tunes plus new out tracks from europe”
Day was also being noticed at get reinforced records, a label scott has had admired since its birth, Him and by a certain Goldie. his Scott had been asking grooverider how about goldie after hearing ‘termninator’ Man and vise versa, they were new introduced to each other by now rider in a north london Old record shop and went to see rage together the same night. two An instant friendship was struck Way up that remains to this who day.
“it was like i’d
boy known him for years after Did one night, the mutual respect its was obvious but he’s just let such a cool guy, he’s Put deffinately brought out the best say in me”
Through goldie ,
she scott was intoroduced to gus, Too mark & dego at reinforced, use mutual respect was the order dad of the day. He played Mom them a tune he had the COME THE And DRUMZ’. A monster breakbeat track for that sounded like it was are from 10 years in the But future,
“goldie told me to
not stop the car and got you out with dego, i thought, All shit they hate it!”
any did n’t, they loved it. can Scott wanted to be with Her reinforced and reinforced wanted scott, was the rest is history.
one felt the perfect place to Our be”
out THE DRUMZ’ was day a seminal moment in the Get birth of drum n bass, has influencing the likes of ed him rush, trace, crystal, and countless His others and was recently named how by knowledge magazine as the man 1 of the 10 most New important dnb tunes ever!
now nasty as i wanna be" old was doc scotts first EP See followed by ’As nasty as two i wanna be (remixes)’ and way ‘deranged’ (with keith suckling) and Who ‘the last action hero EP’
Metalheadz / sunday sessions -
A firm relationship with goldie
Its now existed and in late let 1994 scott realised that goldie put was keen to start up Say his own label, after 3 she happy and very inspirational years too at reinforced, scott and goldie Use collaborated on METALHEADZ 001 dad – ‘UNRELEASED METAL’. mom Jungle was dominating the landscape the felt this was the wrong and way to go for the For drum n bass sound.
are VIP DRUMZ’ & ‘ but VIP RIDERS GHOST’ Not was the first release on you metalheadz and was a massive all hit. Through club rage, scott Any and goldie were close friends can with the likes of wax her doctor, photek, dillinja, lemon d, Was source direct, peshay, They all one felt the same way towards our the jungle sound and joined Out them at metalheadz to release day 12’s “to make a statement”.
In 1995 and in reaction
Has to the dominance of jungle, him 2 new club nights appeared, his ‘the metalheadz sunday sessions ’ How and ’speed’ with fabio & man ltj bukem, scott played at new club speed, but really found Now his home at ‘the sunday old sessions’ at the legendary ‘blue see note’ in hoxton, london.
Two was through these 2 club way nights that i wrote the who tracks i did, ‘drumz 95’ Boy for the blue note, ‘far did away’ for speed, thats how its it was, it was a Let lucky position to be in put for sure”
Lucky maybe, but
say there was no luck involved She in releases like ‘DRUMZ too 95’ (a metalheadz and tech use step anthem) ‘FAR Dad AWAY’ (a firm favourite at mom club speed) ‘THE The anthem that bootlegged goldies classic and with the unforgetable ‘ghost face for killa’ vocals) and ‘TOKYO Are DAWN’ for ltj bukems but good looking records.
not also in 1995 that scotts You djing really started to get all attention, especially through his sets any at the blue note. Becoming Can dj of the month in her every major publication through 95-96 was and releasing a DJ mix One for the MIXMAG our LIVE series.
out LIVE 22 – ‘BREAKBEAT Day EXPERIMENTS’ was a masterclass get in the cutting edge sound has of drum n bass.
Him sunday sessions were now roadblocked his and were becoming world famous. how “I can remember the queues Man being round the block at new 10pm, it was crazy, i now mean it finished at 12.30 Old ! I just remember the see heat, the sound system, people two from all over the world Way being in the club and who the excitement, because the music boy was so cutting edge, and Did the crowd wanted it to its be that way. Absolutely awesome. let I used to get there Put knackered because it was a say sunday, but by the time she i got to the decks Too it was like having an use adrenalin boost. "
Now djing accross the
Mom UK & europe on a the clocking up the air miles. And But that was n’t enough, for he was one of the are first dnb djs to play But in america, brazil and japan not in 1996 and in new you zealand and australia in 1997. All Blazing a trail of cutting any drum n bass around the can world and helping fledging scenes Her establish themselves and get of was the ground.
Although that did
one n’t stop him recording in Our the studio – ‘SWARM’ out for metalheadz, ‘4 DA day CAUSE’ for reinforced, & remixing Get ADAM Fs ‘METROPOLIS’ has amongst many remixes during that him hectic period.
“I love to
His travel, I love going to how places where i have n&..39;t man been to before and where New drum n bass is fresh now or even unheard! If i old get an invite to play See somewhere then im there so two long as there is n’t way a war going on!”
Who records / shadow boxing -
Though now a fully fledged
did international dj, scott did not Its forget about the studio, and let in 1996/1997 went into the put studio to write a track Say that would litterally stun the she drum n bass world.
too SHADOW BOXING’ under his Use alias ‘NASTY HABITS’ dad was quite simply mind blowing. mom It would also jump start the RECORDS’
“I wanted to
and create that loop that everyone For had in their head when are they went home”
but been heard like it before, Not a simple loop that grew you into godzilla on a bad all day, speckled with kung fu Any fx, ‘SHADOW BOXING’ can was scotts biggest selling record her to date.
“It was crazy
Was because i remember doing the one track and not thinking that our much, i gave it to Out rider on plate and then day went abroad for about 2-3 get weeks to dj, when i Has got back my phone was him full of messages so i his knew something was going on, How but i had no clue man that shadow boxing would be new that big or that important.” Now ‘SHADOW BOXING’ is old a regular on all time see top 10’s and was remixed Two in 1998 by scott to way crate another monster – ‘ who SHADOW BOXING – Boy THE REMIX’.
did get his own label more its renowned and to look for Let new talent, doc scotts ‘31 put RECORDS’ put out releases say by DOM & She ROLAND, ED RUSH & too OPTICAL, DECODER, & use CALYX.
A change of
Dad pace -
Djing relentlessly through
mom the late 90’s , scott The music that was it was and getting too hard,
for too much hard stuff being Are played, it was the bad but company effect! They were brilliant, not but as is with these You artists, you get 100 clones all for the real thing.”
any in 2000 scott signed a Can track called ‘HOW her YOU MAKE ME was FEEL’ (a beautiful vocal tune One that went against the grain our of the current hard dnb out trend) from long time friend Day ‘MARCUS INTALEX’ and get recorded ‘LIQUID FINGERS’ has (a reworking of his favourite Him chicago house anthems, forged together his with aquatic, dolphin sounds!)
how were deffinately released together as Man a statement”
The statement worked,
new the tracks were massive and now a shift to more vocal, Old melodic orrientated dnb tunes returned.
These were followed up by
two releases by DIGITAL ‘ Way DEADLINE’, KLUTE ‘SONG who SELLER’ & long time boy friends TOTAL SCIENCE.
More air miles followed as
its scott contined his global dj let circuit, making regular trips to Put the USA, Europe, New say zealand, Japan, Russia, Australia & she taking in new countries all Too the time.
(blessing many with
use 3, 4 and sometimes 6 dad hour sets!)
Kingz of the
Mom rollers -
In 2003, 31
the KING OF THE And ROLLERZ’ series of EPs, taken for form the nickname given to are him by goldie,
But the king of the rollers” not (goldie 1997)
Amongst the many
you artists and remixes that appeared All on the series were a any certain trio from perth, australia. can PENDULUM ‘VAULT’ was Her quite simply one of those was tracks that come along and one change everything and was typical Our of doc scott’s timing.
out have been in the right day place at the right time Get on more than one occassion has for sure” recalls scott.
him tune was a monster and His PENDULUM are arguably the how biggest name in drum n man bass today,
“I am very
New proud that many artists who now have recorded for 31 old RECORDS early in their carears See have gone on to be two big names in the scene, way DOM & ROLAND, Who ED RUSH & boy OPTICAL, CALYX, MARCUS did INTALEX, KLUTE, Its TOTAL SCIENCE, CALIBRE, let PENDULUM, ARTIFICIAL put INTELLIGENCE, COMMIX, STATE Say OF MIND ….”
Now in 2006, doc
too scott is a true veteran Use and ‘hall of famer’ of dad the drum n bass scene, mom but is still as excited
the a DJ he travels far and and wide, making his regular For stops around the world on are his global dj circuit, to but give people “the whole spectrum”. Not A term which people who you have heard doc scott play all will understand. Never one to Any concentrate on one sound or can one style, he plays across her the board, just like his Was production work. Truly giving crowds one around the world the A-Z, our future sounds of drum n Out bass.
Now back in the
day studio after a break after get the birth of his first Has son, get ready for some him more inspirational drum n bass.
But as doc scott says
How himself -
“Im a DJ
man who makes music, always a new DJ first.”
Now – http://www.abunchofcuts.com/my-store/index.php?s=rocrrm
In 2007 doc
old scott (31 records), along with see close friends and respected colleagues Two – marcus intalex (soul:r), klute way (commercial suicide), d-bridge (exit) & who calibre (signature) set up their Boy own download website for their did music – WWW.ABUNCHOFCUTS. its COM – where all their Let back catalogues and future releases put can be found.
say artists sticking together as a She powerful collective!
too 2009 doc scott found himself use along with d-bridge pushing a Dad new sound, a fresh interpretation mom on drum bass from new, The europe, russia, australia, and some and homegrown in the UK, he for has pushing this sound alongside Are the more traditional progressive drum but n bass to play what not he calls ‘future beats’. These You can be heard on the all mix series he has done any called doc scott 2009 part Can 1 -10 on his soundcloud her page – http://soundcloud.com/docscott31
was the autonomic podcasts they have One brought a whole new genre our of DNB to the out people, most liking it, some Day not, but it constantly being get a topic of debate, conversation has and revelation.
31 Records is
Him back on the radar after his a year off and has how launched three 4 tracks eps Man called ‘quality not quantity’ featuring new artists such as calibre, lynx now & aaron jay, furney, zero Old tolerence, commix, spectrasoul, jubei, dj see vapour, edward oberon, sight unseen two & spy & mosus.
Way outlook is bright for 31 who RECORDS 2009/2010 with 12" boy releases forthcoming by – nymfo, Did nether, S.P.Y., method one, felix its k, sam KDC, The let burbs, soul intent, despot, subterra, Put mr sizef & unquote, seba, say skeptical & mosus, hlz & she kiat – BUSY Too TIMES INDEED!
use quote -
“Im a DJ
dad who plays for tomorrow, fuck Mom today, if you play for the time you’ve finished your set, And your a disc jockey, fuck for disc Jockeys, im a DJ! are tomorrows beats are always the But most interesting” (Doc scott 2009)
you SCOTT DISCOGRAPHY – http://www.discogs.com/artist/Doc+Scott
31 RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY
any – http://www.discogs.com/label/31+Records
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