Mr. Scruff sarà in Italia per tre date, il 6 dicembre al Dude, il 9 al Jazz Re:Found, mentre giorno 7 dicembre sarà ospite di RadioEco e Deposito Pontecorvo per uno show gratuito. Qui tutte le info. Gli abbiamo chiesto di raccontarci un po’ la sua collezione di dischi. Recupera anche la nostra chiacchierata con lui.
The first record you bought:
The first record that I bought was ‘Green Door’ by Shakin’ Stevens in 1981. I sold it to a school friend 2 weeks later. The earliest record that I bought that I still listen to is the ‘Complete Madness’ album by Madness. I was a massive 2 Tone/Ska fan as a kid, and Madness were a very big influence on me.
The record you own you are most proud of:
My own Chicken in a Box, from 1996. It was the first release of mine that I was really pleased with.
A record that made you want to start making music:
Cybotron ‘Clear’. Well, it was the record that made me want to start DJing in 1984. My production evolved out of doing tape editing, so the DJing was an essential foundation. What an amazing, futuristic, unusual piece of music.
A record that inspires you production-wise:
Main Source ‘Fakin The Funk’. Every time that those Grady Tate drums hit. Wow.
A record that makes you always want to dance:
Anything by Leroy Burgess. If I had to choose one, it would be ‘Dancing into the Stars’ by Logg. His music is so full of joy & energy. He is like an underground Stevie Wonder. And those chords! He must have massive hands.
A record that makes you go all emotional:
Sharon Jones ‘Genuine’. She passed away recently, and it is sad to think that this lovely woman, who had so much soul, grit and energy is no longer with us.
The record the you use to come down and relax:
Floating Points ‘For Marmish Part 2’ This is the kind of record that I play at the start of the night. I love the way that phrasing of the rhodes riffmakes it feel like the tune is in an odd time signature, when it is in 4/4. Sam shows his love for Steve Reich on this record.
Your favourite record of the 2016 so far:
The compilation Descontrucao: A Portrait Of Sao Paolo’s Musical Scene (Goma Gringa Brazil) (LP)
The last record you bought:
The New Demdike Stare LP on Modern Love. An absolutely incredible piece of work!