I would love to say that I am a huge fan of DJ Format. I think those credentials have been revoked on the grounds that I managed to completely miss the fact that there was a new album, Statement of Intent, released in February 2012. That said, first two albums Music For the Mature B-Boy and If You Can’t Join ‘Em…Beat Em are two of my top albums of all time, so I think I can still claim a little of the fanboydom. When I spotted it during a random browse of the iTunes store, I immediately grabbed the esoteric DJ’s latest release and got stuck right in.
What I love about DJ Format is his ability to take obscure tracks from all manner of musical styles including disco, soul, funk and swing, throw them together with a few beats and scratches of his own and creating a new chimeric monster with every track. But that’s only half of the story as the majority of tracks are coupled with unique vocal stylings, this time featuring appearances from Edan, Mr Lif, Phill Most Chill and Sureshot La Rock plus musical collaborations with The Nostalgia 77 Quintet and The Simonsound. Continue reading