St Helens DJ and turntablist, DJ Rasp was out in New York recently. Below is the video of him performing at the Serato Studio in Brooklyn, for their Instagram live feed.
Born in St Helens, DJ Rasp has become one of the Europe’s premier and most respected hip-hop DJ’s, and a true “champion” turntablist.
Rasp started dj’ing back in 1996, influenced by hip-hop dj’s and turntablist crews such as Cash Money, ISP & the X-Men. After his initial years of dj’ing at house parties, producing mixtapes and non-stop practising, in 1998 Rasp decided to start competing in the highly technical and competitive DJ Checkout
DJ Rasp has become a veteran at DJ competitions, reaching the UK finals many times and becoming double UK champion in 2009, taking both the DMC UK and IDA UK crown’s and in 2010 successfully retained his IDA UK champion title and became DMC UK vice champion.
DJ Rasp is the touring DJ for a number of hip-hop crews including G&G Sindikatas (Lithuania), The Shakti, The Punning Clan, Random Era as well as the 12 piece funk band The Elementals.
DJ Rasp has a number of club residencies throughout the North West of England, as well as performing at festivals & B-Boy events across the UK and Europe.
Rasp has featured on a number of EP releases and also organizes DJ training workshops/ seminars throughout Europe, along with rockin the continent with his own showcase, featuring the finest hip-hop, funk, soul, dubstep, electronica with his unique turntablist style.
If like us, you like your beats funky, then you’ll appreicate this track from DJ Rasp and Tony Lawson from Liverpool.
DJ Rasp said “The beat and scratches are heavily inspired from the early 90s Hiphop Britcore era with my own twist. The title ‘The Soul Powered Militia’ comes from a the name of Bboy crew from which myself and TL is affiliated with”
“The video was shot outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool city centre featuring a bunch of dope BBoys & BGirls”