Rinse FM's morning man gets grimey.
"In a rave I wil b the short borderline fat black guy lookin strange" goes the tagline to Scratcha DVA's twitter. But there's a few other places you can find him as well. Each morning, for instance, he's manning Rinse FM's Grimey Breakfast Show, doling out new tracks and offering up salvation for 9-5ers. In the studio, he's lately been cooking up twisted takes on UK Funky and house that have wormed their way into the bags of jocks like Kode9, Bok Bok and TRG.
While his show still retains the title of the genre that originally propelled him to prominence, it's clear that his interests are broad. He even wanted us to mention that he'd like to be booked alongside some techno acts. Maybe that's the influence of recently playing at Berghain for the first time alongside his friends at Hyperdub? Or maybe it's just a reflection of how long and strange a journey it's already been for this short borderline fat black guy.
Baobinga & DVA - This One's Wavey - Build
DVA - Kurb Krawl - DVA
The Bug - Poison Dart (Scratcha DVA Remix)
Wiley - Come Lay with Me - Big Dada
Shola Ama feat. Wiley - U & I - Mixtape
Bad Autopsy - Ginmixer (Scratcha DVA Remix) - Ramp
Fingerprint - The Print
Bok Bok feat. MC Bubbz - Citizens Dub - Blunted Robots
DVA - Natty - Hyperdub
Scratcha DVA - Jelly Roll - DVA
Gugu - Rock A Bye Baby - DVA
Spoek Mathambo feat. Zaki Ibrahim - Don't Mean To Be Rude (Scratcha Dva Remix) - BBE