MC: Scratchmaster Techno
Genre/Style: Oldskool, Rave, Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Techno
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93
Length Liveset: 01:10:18
Tracks: 36 (thirty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
More Information: DJ Sy – Facebook Fanpage
The new year has started, and I never had the urge to listen to some Oldskool music like today. This year has been awesome so far, found a couple of amazing mixes/livesets, and one just stood out, because it was a set by the mighty DJ Sy, the ultimate scratch master. It’s an old but classic set, already listened to 41k+ times in the last 4 years! Seems I’m not the only one who wants to hear more Oldskool music, eh?
I know nothing about this period in UK Rave history, I wasn’t born here, and to be honest, back in 1993 I was only 9 years old, I still needed to get used to Dutch Gabber music. To me this was new and exciting, and I dedicated my time only to Gabber/Hardcore music, never had the time to listen to something else. I wish I was born in the UK, this was the decade of awesome music, as this set showcases. Not only do you get 36 amazing tracks all beautifully mixed on turntables (no CDJs ofcourse, it’s 1993 and that wasn’t even available!), you do get the scratch master doing his thing beautifully. And he’s not alone: MC Scratchmaster Techno was there to hype up the crowd! Two artists who know the skills when it comes to scratching (one with his mouth, the other with turntables). And the tracklist is rave-tastic!
01. D’Cruze – Want You Now
02. Cool Hand Flex – Chill Out
03. Vibes & Wishdokta – Obsession (Music’s So Wonderful)
04. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In Effect
05. Chaos & Julia Set – Bounce
06. Andy C – Something New Pt. 2
07. Chaos & Julia Set – Scud Beats
08. Hedgehog Affair Pt. 3 – Don’t Just Stand There
09. Equazion – E-Creation
10. DJ Distroi & Boykz – Jungle Warrior
11. Cool Hand Flex – Wip Lash
12. Out Of Order – Right Guard
13. 4 Voice – Catching The Scent Of Mystery
14. Out Of Order – Tears
15. DJ Edge – The Remix
16. Tango & Ratty – Tales From The Darkside
17. D.O.P.E. – When I Was Young (DJ Easy B & T-Bags Revisited Mix)
18. A Guy Called Gerald – Anything V.2.1.
19. Metalheads – Terminator
20. Dark & Moody – Untitled (AA1) (Volume 1)
21. Lemon D – Pursuit Thru The Darkness
22. Scott & Keith – Deranged (Bonus Drums Mix)
23. The Anthill Mob – The Hooded Claw (Tango Mix)
24. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Don’t Need Your Love
25. Nookie – Gonna Be Alright (Cloud 9 Remix)
26. Pure Daze – Out Of My Head (Side AA2 Mix)
27. Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Bust That Groove
28. Run Things – Look No Further
29. Harmony & Xtreme – Journey Through Time
30. Smokey Joe – Kiss My Neck
31. Nookie – Shining In Da Darkness
32. Orca – Alive & Kickin’
33. Wishdokta – Whine You Bottom (Waistline Mix)
34. Formula 7 – Funky Techno
35. Chaos & Julia Set – Atmosphere (Sub Base Field Mix)
36. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Ganja Man
Damn, these names make me moist. Look at these names! Most of them do nothing anymore (well, not using these aliases). What happened to Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era (what’s in the name?), Nookie, Cool Hand Flex, Red Alert, Mike Slammer? And let’s not forget the MC Scratchmaster Techno? I’ve never seen his name before, and he has got the skills many MCs copied, but what happened to him?
This is really a dope liveset, and I do understand why it got so many plays on Soundcloud! It’s DJ Sy, the master of scratching. He does it so effortless, it blends in each and every track with ease. No one can scratch like him, it’s the truth. And if you think about it, he’s been in the scene for so long, this set was recorded back in 1993, which is 23 years ago! Amazing. And even back in 1993 he ruled the decks like no one else.
The set might have small and minute errors, but let’s not forget the artists back then used machinery/equipment, and had to put their heart and soul into it, and use their hands and ears. No button to make their lives easier. Pure mixing, like mixing was intended to be. And only Sy can prove to us all that he was king back in 1993.
Best record? Well, the set from the first to the last second is amazing. I hope you are going to like it, like I did. Sy and the MC have delivered an amazing set! A classic set, one we should cherrish.