Wednesday, September 26, 2018
'THE GREENROOM' Guest Mix from SCOTT ALLEN - October 3, 2018
Kicking off a new month of shows in 'THE GREENROOM' on BASSDRIVE Radio, on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, STUNNA welcomes back into the friendly confines the multi-talented producer, label owner, and DJ SCOTT ALLEN for an exclusive guest mix.
SCOTT grew up in SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, and was a big music lover from 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 was 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 DJ 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 LOS ANGELES 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 two weeks after he bought his turntables, he was already circulating his mix tapes and getting booked to play at clubs and parties in LOS ANGELES. 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 D+B records and also started producing his own brand of original 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, and its sublabels, have seen a great amount of success and have established themselves among the top tier of LIQUID/DEEP/JAZZY imprints in the music game.
Moving strength to strength the past seven years, SCOTT and SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS have teamed up and collaborated with many other like-minded labels and producers around the globe. Most notably of these imprints, the SMOOTH N GROOVE RECORDS camp has joined forces with SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS for two very successful club nights in the UK during the past year. Featuring a cross-pollination of artists between both labels, the next 'SOUL DEEP vs SMOOTH N GROOVE' session is set to take place on NORTH AMERICAN soil. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH sees the two powerhouse imprints collide in SCOTT's own backyard of LOS ANGELES at the venerable 'RESPECT' THURSDAYS club night. An evening set to feature SCOTT ALLEN alongside MADCAP, RANDOM MOVEMENT, PHASE, DJ CLUTCH MC DRE, and MC TELL, 'SOUL DEEP vs SMOOTH N GROOVE' is sure to showcase the finest in cutting edge DRUM+BASS music.
Join us this session as SCOTT ALLEN dives deep into the vast catalogues of his own original productions as well as some of his favorite tracks doing the rounds globally. Tune in!!
*For more information on SCOTT ALLEN, visit:
• SCOTT ALLEN on Soundcloud
• SCOTT ALLEN on Facebook
**For more information on SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS, visit:
• SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS Main Website
• SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS on Soundcloud
• SOUL DEEP RECORDINGS on Facebook
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