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In Format was asked to contribute to the successful Fabric DJ mix series. Format's "Fabriclive 27" was one of the most well received of the series. This was followed up in by another mix album, this time for the legendary Fania label, applying his signature b-boy style to the world's foremost catalogue of latin music.
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How long have you been DJing and producing for? And what has helped you grow as an artist? I've been DJing since and I first started messing around with beats and samples a couple of years after that. I think the first time I actually produced an original beat that I felt proud of was in about
That's DJ Format for you, boiled down to the essence. His five artist albums, featuring rap heavyweights like EdanMr LifPhill Most ChillJurassic 5and of course long-time collaborator, Abdominalhave been called some of the highpoints in UK hip hop. And his skill in compiling albums and crafting mixtapes has seen him enlisted by the good people at FabricLiveFaniaand BBEfor block party business, Latin funk bombs, and heavy psych sessions, respectively.
DJ Format has been making funky, sample-led hip-hop since the old school was new — and it seems the world has finally caught up. That was all great, but none of us were getting anywhere, and no-one was really interested. Beat Them looks set for even bigger things.
The best album credited to DJ Format is Music For The Mature B-boy which is ranked number 27, in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of DJ Format is ranked number 12, in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of This may not be a complete discography for DJ Format.
Alright, now that I've got all that Raconteurs business out of my system, here's a post that's long overdue. Breakdancing mascots is all you need to know. It wasn't until a couple years later when I saw the music video for 3 Feet Deep and began to take notice.