Wednesday, June 12, 2013
As we ready to enter the summer months here in the States, STUNNA presents yet another very special installment of 'THE GREENROOM.' On JUNE 19th, 2013, we're treated to an exclusive guest mix from the main man behind the SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS label: DJ/Producer SCOTT ALLEN.
SCOTT grew up in SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, and was a big music lover at an early age. At 10 years old he fell in love with new wave music and the synth driven tunes of the time. A couple of years later he began a new passion: collecting HIP-HOP music. A lot of SCOTT’s influence in his music production comes from these early inspirations. Whether it’s MICHAEL JACKSON, EPMD, BIG DADDY KANE, NWA, or 80’s synth pop, he knew he had a passion for music and would search for the latest rhythm and sound that would satisfy his soul.
When SCOTT was 18 years old, he moved to the LOS ANGELES area to attend college and play water polo at a 4 year University. When he moved into his dorm room he met his future deejay partner and NEOSOUL band partner, TIM ANDREN. SCOTT and TIM would spend hours talking about music and seeing who could supply the best, most underground tune with the most addictive beats and sounds. It was at this time, TIM and his other new friends introduced him to BREAKBEAT, HARDCORE BREAKS, early JUNGLE, and AMBIENT DUB music. SCOTT immediately fell in love with the overall feel and freedom with the music and began scavenging all of the L.A. music stores and attending club events to experience his new found love.
At about the age of 21, SCOTT and his roommates bought their first set of turntables and the passion for the music grew into an intense love. About 2 weeks after he bought his turntables, he was already circulating his mix tapes and getting booked to play at clubs and parties in L.A. After a year or two of playing local shows, SCOTT began playing shows all over the USA and CANADA, exposing these areas to the NEOSOUL breakbeat sound. He was fortunate enough to play alongside such heavy hitting acts as DJ DAN, DONALD GLAUDE, BASSBIN TWINS, and many other big names.
When the breakbeat scene slowed down around 2001, SCOTT went back to his roots in electronic music and began enjoying the sounds of JUNGLE music, only now the music was more refined. He began to go to DRUM+BASS events and would catch LTJ BUKEM & CONRAD, and the rest of the GOOD LOOKING crew every time they would perform in the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA area. He was drawn to the melodic, jazzy, and ethereal sounds of DRUM+BASS music, and he especially liked it with CONRAD hypnotically weaving his lyrics over the tunes. SCOTT began collecting DRUM+BASS records and also started producing D+B in about 2004.
His production became more serious when people started hearing his songs and began to show interest in wanting more of his sound. After a few years of producing and getting a number of tracks signed to major labels, such as FOKUZ, CELSIUS, GOOD LOOKING, TELLURIC, and HAVE-A-BREAK, SCOTT decided to start his own label called SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS. Since SOUL DEEP’s inception in JANUARY 2011, the imprint has seen a great amount of success and has been established as one of the top LIQUID/DEEP/JAZZY labels in the music game. SCOTT continues to produce music and recently released his second full-length album, entitled 'SPIRIT WORLD' on TELLURIC RECORDINGS.
Tune in this week as we go deep in the mix as SCOTT ALLEN showcases exclusive music from the SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS label and more upfront original productions straight from the man himself.
For more info on SCOTT ALLEN, visit:
• SCOTT ALLEN on SOUNDCLOUD
• SCOTT ALLEN on FACEBOOK
• SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS Main Site
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