Much like his Scottish cohort and B2B partner next Friday, Jackmaster, Dutch DJ Cinnaman has made his name entirely from what he can do with his hands and a pair of turntables. An accomplished mixer and regular promoter - he runs two club nights in his native Amsterdam, namely Colours and Viral Radio - he’s also one half of the hivemind behind the Beat Dimensions compilation series. Released on Rush Hour the collections collate the best of the skewed beat scene as it morphs and mutates through genre excursions and geographical misnomers. The debut compilation cushioned a surge in material around its release in May 2007. Now familiar names like Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Dimlite and Samiyam sat quietly amongst their unknown contemporaries just as hungry to provide productions and be a part of the movement.
The second compilation Jay Scarlett and Cinnaman drew heavily on the success if the first, using the groundwork they put in and learning from the reaction it got to obtain music from the elite of the globe’s beatmakers - people like Nosaj Thing, Mike Slott, Mono/Poly, Ras G and Devonwho. Heavily coveted by certain online press outposts the compilations are a great benchmark for producers and listeners alike, perfectly surmising a mood or an uprising.
With word that a third compilation is being planned and with Cinnaman’s debut set in Farringdon looming next Friday, we caught up with the Dutchman to let him introduce himself and his style through the medium of a digital mixtape. Listen out for exclusive bits and pieces from Scratcha DVA working with Cooly G, Hudson Mohawke and The Blessings…
The Blessings – Northface
Blawan – Getting me down
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Presents Running – Intro
Ghetto Brothers – Ghetto Blues
Jon Convex – Falling Again
Cooly G & Dva – Oi Dirty
Bok Bok – Reminder
Dom Perignon – Got Myself Together
Low Deep – Down Like That
Breton – RDI (Girl Unit Remix)
Yc – 140 Racks
Hudson Mohawke – Thunderbay
Cinnaman goes back to back with Jackmaster at the Hessle Audio takeover of Room One this Friday. Tickets and info here.