YouTube Diggin': Scratcha DVA (+ Exclusive Mix)
We’ve seen some interesting things when we offer over the run of our blog to a certain artist, letting them run wild and free through the archives of YouTube. Jackmaster made prevalent his love of 90s Chart House, Sound Pellegrino gave us naked torsos and coke bottle rimmed glasses dancing to guttural electro but now Scratcha DVA takes things that little bit further...
We knew the Rinse.fm resident would kill it, given his vibrant and bubbly on air persona, his frankly astonishing twitter game (“Just kno that on my rider I have fruit pastilles and snickers duos. Safe”) and his playful nature on record – check his infectious ‘Ganja’ if further proof is needed – but he’s really gone deep with his picks. Described by Hyperdub boss Kode9 as “quintessentially London” Scratcha’s on the eve of releasing his 5th plate, ‘New World Order,’ on his own DVA label, furthering and showcasing his frustratingly danceable style beautifully.
Ahead of his date in Room Three on the 25th June (where he shares the bill with Chef, Elijah & Skilliam and Deep Teknologi) Scratcha has provided us with these 10 video clips, providing a great insight into one of underground dance music’s brightest talents typically twisted sense of humour and he laced us with an exclusive mix; a feat we’ll thank him for once we stop replaying that clip of Rainbow...
Download: Scratcha DVA - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix (Tracklist after the jump)
"Hello. When I DJ I just want to play in raves where they dance like this. Like FWD..."
Xmas XBOX ting
"This was kinda how I was when I was a kid... My aunty bought me a calculator watch with a gold rim for Xmas and cause I stayed up so late Xmas eve just to open the present, I was tired and before I went to bed, I wee'd on it and broke it..."
"I’m still trying to work out of this guy is mad or clever; he is definitely interesting."
"Everything Kat Williams says about weed in this is true. I remember every night, getting home, sitting on the edge of my bed and staring at the carpet for an hour before I could do anything else."
3 year old playing drums
"This kid must have some seriously pushy parents."
Foreign Exchange – House Of Cards
"I love Foreign Exchange. I’m not a thief but their album is the best thing I’ve ever stolen in my life..."
DVA – Wake Up
"I made and produced this song."
Zomby – Godzilla
"I have nothing to say about this."
"I just about remember Rainbow but I definitely don’t remember this! Zippy is a real badman."
Chinese Take Away Prank
Scratcha DVA - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix
1 REDLIGHT – MDMA
2 MA1 - TRIBES OF AFRICA
3 EGYPTRIXX - DRIVE U CRAZY
4 DVA - STEP 2 FUNK
5 GEENEUS - ???
6 HARD HOUSE BANTON - GRRRR (DUMPLING MIX)
7 DJ TONKA – FREEZE
8 RAMADANMAN – GLUT
9 FIS T - 6 TRIBES
10 ZINC/MS DARKS - BLUNT EDGE (DUB SPECIAL)
11 DVA - NEW WORLD ORDER
12 GIRL UNIT - I.R.L (DVA'S HI EMOTIONS REMIX)
13 DVA – GANJA
14 DVA – MONOWAVES
15 ROSKA & UNTOLD – MYTH
16 DVA vs FIS T - NATTY HUNTER
17 DVA & LV – DUMPLING
18 ILL BLU – OVERDOSE
19 DVA – SCHIZOPHRENIC
20 COOLY G - I.C
21 UNKNOWN - UNTITLED