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Baker's Dozen

Untidy Selections: Mr. Scruff's Favourite Albums
The Quietus , May 8th, 2014 06:49

Ahead of his new album, Friendly Bacteria, out on Ninja Tune this month, the tea-loving master of the marathon DJ set pens us his own Baker's Dozen, picking the top 13 records out of his crate


Demon Boyz - Recognition
A very big album for me in 1989. Heavy beats and cuts, and the two MCs, Demon D & Mike J, were a real double act, Demon D's assured, deep delivery working well against Mike J's more hyper, nimble style. DJ Devastate was astonishingly tight, both with the cuts, and the rhythm scratches and quotes that mesh perfectly with the hard, BDP-style drum tracks. The Music of Life 12"s were also useful for the bonus beats, which made it onto many of my early mixtapes.