JFB Turntablist/DJ/Producer from Brighton UK
UK DMC Champion 2007
Vestax Champion 2003
Mixing, Beatjuggling & Scratching: Drum&Bass, Hip-hop, Breaks, Dub, Jazz, Funk & Beats in venues across Europe.
JFB first started mixing and scratching on local pirate radio in 1996 playing drum&bass. He developed his style with scratching and started playing party Hip-hop instrumentals around Brighton area for a few years. In 1999 JFB gained residency at the best local Drum&Bass night in town, 'Meltdown', as well as the ocasional booking at London's 'Movement' Night. These gigs continued, doubled by more residencies @Oceanrooms (when it was nightclub of the year), Substance (wicked multi genre party) & Minimelt (mid week Drum&Bass). He also scratched with a highly skilled improvised jazz act called 'VogueGyrator' & jammed with various musicains around town like 'J'm'Black & Kirsten Elliot'. These regular gigs improved JFB's crowd control skills and he gained a local following. In 2002 JFB got a computer and started home music production with 3EN and formed a project Called Abstractivity. In 2003 he won the Vestax champs @Endclub and as released his first EP, 'NoDestination', on 'OneEyeRecords', followed by 'Ritz' on 'HospitalRecords' & 'Pompayup' on 'CookshopRecords' These releases increased his profile and he started getting regular bookings abroad in Austria, Romania, Bulgaria etc.. In 2004 JFB met 'Deekline, Wisard, DonnaDee & Ills' who incorporated his scratching skills into their music. At the same time JFB started dj gigs with Ed Solo as well as scratching for various artists like: EvilNine, Tc Islam, Brockie, PressureDrop etc. & got loads more gigs too. In 2005 JFB decided to go further with his turntablistic skills and started Beatjuggling.. JFB entered a local dj competition in order to win the cash prize so he could pay the rest of his rent and hosting the night was an unknown (at the time) beatboxer called 'Beardyman' JFB got Beardyman to practise some new ideas and in 2006 got the VirtualVinyl kit 'Serato' This enabled him to record Beardyman Live and beatjuggle or scratch with his beatboxing. This turned into the successful night of 'Battlejam', which is today breaking the boundaries of live/electronic music. From using Serato well JFB got to review the new Serato mixer (TTM57SL) for 'dj mag', which has lead to the recent review of 'Numark's' new video scratching kit 'VirtualVinyl'.
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