German turntablism label Thai Dust Black reaches across the border into Tri-City, Poland, for a release from 13 Crew. Since the collective was formed in 2002, the crew has shifted around with the current make-up consisting of O2ld, Lolo, and Wojak. Years in the making, Scratch Bunker marks their debut album and is full of scratch-heavy, turtnablist-crafted productions with features from Lower Entrance, Dr Nico, Slyther, and Owca. Dig in because each cut is an onslaught of samples, repurposing bits from emcees of the past and pieces pulled from stranger, not easily identifiable sources. These skillful DJs highlight their handiwork across beats ranging from funk and soul to hip-hop and downtempo. Bombs away!
DJ Moneyshot (Solid Steel Radio / NinjaTune) - “Cosmic cuts and killer beats. You can’t get fresher than this!”
J Kid Stretch - “Awesome skills!”
DJ Chicken George - “Ah Yeah! Cuts are on point!”
DJ Yoda - “Nice stuff.”
Basement Freaks - “The dopest!”
Trotter (Royal Soul) - “‘Rock The Party’ is the one … big up!”
Stereo 77 (Plimsoll Records) - “Dope EP. It reminds me so much of classic Ninja Tune, Switchstance, and Cup of Tea Records.”
Doc Proof (Funkanomics) - “Dope scratches … I love it!”
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show) - “Yeah … some real hip hop right here. Very skillful and super fresh!”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) - “Beats-a-plenty … this seriously kicks!”
Benge (Sex Fly Radio Show) - “It’s nice to hear turntable stuff with flavor. It’s been a long time.”
SimonG (Deep South Audio) - “Smoking! Summer BBQ session ahead … some serious decknology in action.”
Available now from Beatport.