Scott Fraser: The Alternative Mix
It's hot as hell and we have a mix which is set to bang your midweek into oblivion. Scott Fraser is a Glaswegian expat based in London who has long been a friend of Ransom Note. With more than a few tales to tell he has been a pivotal figure in dance and electronic music within the capital for many a year and has consistently supported the underground. As the founder of Crimes Of The Future alongside Timothy J Fairplay his label released music by the likes of Vercetti Technicolor, Mystic Bill, Black Merlin, Betonkust, Innershades and more whilst as a producer he himself has appeared on the likes of Emotional Especial and World Unknown. However, it is perhaps the Body Hammer party series for which he is best known – a longstanding night which he has run and championed alongside Joe Hart. The party remains focused on the rough, the raw and the real. A rare feat amidst the commercial capital.
Next weekend Body Hammer will appear on the Ransom Note/ Optimo & Friends stage at Farr, we are delighted to have them on board.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Scott Fraser, In the studio, a human being
What does your music sound like?
Drums, lots of drums… never too many drums .. ever
Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Will this do?
Where was the mix recorded?
At my new studio here in Hackney Downs, Ive literally just moved in so this is the first one I've done here. 2 x Technics, mixer, recorded live with 2 cans of the velvet bullet .. sorry about the crackles.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Somewhere sunny, nice sea breeze… outdoor dancing.. get the vibe?
What should we be wearing?
Whatever you want…. except flip flops
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
That my friend is a question I simply do not know
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Slope 114 & Monty Luke – Crystal Ball (Black Catalogue)
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Weatherall essential mix 96 probably up there
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Richie Hawtin, mid 90's … absolutely on fire
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Then: 2 x Technics 1210's & Phonic MRT 60
Now: 2 x Technics 1200 Mk 5 & Allen and Heath XONE32 1 x Pioneer CDJ 800 all of which I have at the studio permanently.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Trick question.. both … play the wrong one either way and you are screwed
What were the first and last records you bought?
First – Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Hit me with your Rhythm Stick on 7" single
Last – STILOVE4MUSIC – The Lost Chicago Beat Traxx 1988
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Just fade it people
Upcoming in the world of…
Body Hammer's 10th Anniversary month of celebration… Farr Festival, we are having a birthday party on Sat 14th July and we are playing at Phonox for the first time on Saturday 28th July with the legend that is HAAi for her Coconut beats London Edition
Playing at Field Manoeuvres this year at Jane Fitz and Jade's stage
Pickle Factory and Manor House Monthly parties continue with joyful abandon
My new Reflective Industry Saturday afternoon sessions continue at Rye Wax, really enjoying them.
Small matter of getting this body hammer label up and running.
Couple of new ideas that I'm ready to get up and running… more to follow
I've got lots of new music written and ready to go, a couple of nice remixes due.
Trying to keep myself busy, I like it that way!
Anything else we need to discuss?
Secret Tories, they are among us… Be vigilant