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Jul222012

Pitch & Scratch+

 

Thanks for those that have been responding to Liberation Frequency's recently unveiled Pitch & Scratch feature, you can read by clicking here.

Pitch & Scratch's 'Together' album is genuinely one of the most exciting releases this year so I really hope it'll be embraced by fans new and old, as much as we've embraced it here.  As always, the My Funky (In)Disposition blog has treats to spare, so here's the bonus from that article exclusive to readers of this blog:

LIBERATION FREQUENCY: How did the two of you come together to form Pitch & Scratch?
 
MZUZU: We knew each other from school – Suro was already DJing while I was playing cello and guitar. Since then we have both had our own experiences in music. We really started making music together when Suro joined our funk band, Superbad!. Since then we made music both live and in the studio.
Our first release was called ‘Music’, a track we produced for Felonious, a rap group from California. Loco Dante was the third composer and producer of this track and we called ourselves Whatmindzdo. When Dante left Hamburg to go to Spain, Suro and I started to produce our music as Pitch & Scratch.
 
SURO: I built up the Freiland-Studio with a friend of mine in 2004.  Later it came to the point where Julian and I took the studio in our own hands and found out we shared many interests in music. We already knew each other well from playing in Superbad! and it was obvious that funk was the music which connected us the most. Soon we started working on our first album.

LIBERATION FREQUENCY: Can you tell us a little about some of the other collaborations on the album?
 
SURO: I love making music with great artists, whether they are friends or new connections. Lack Of Afro, who already did a remix of ‘Everybody Move’ from our first album, was spinning at a party in Hamburg in 2011, where I was DJing as well. The location was in the area of our studio, so after the sound check, I showed him some work Julian and I did for ‘Together’ and he asked me if he could add some percussion to ‘Papa Never Was A Genius’. So I started recording and the track got pimped out by him with a nice LOA feeling.
With the Boxhorns, I had worked together on some live gigs. When I showed Mat, the saxophone player some of our music, he liked it and I invited him to the studio and recorded some tracks with him. I knew a sax solo would be good for ‘Get Down’. On some other tracks he jammed to the instrumental. Then he picked another song to take home with him, which came out to be ‘Maculele’. I already had an idea of the melody of the horns and he worked it out and recorded it with the fantastic Boxhorns.
 
MZUZU: There are many beautiful people involved in this album. All the super horn sections from Hamburg! There are many funky people in Hamburg we have known for a long time. All the great moments we shared with these musicians made it possible to produce this album.

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