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Natural Self

A hip-hop and funk DJ of ten years experience, Natural Self broke into production in 2001 with the furious sample-based batacuda workout The Soul Step.



The Natural Self sound is rooted in hip-hop, funk, jazz, Brazilian and African music, but can't be seen a crude cut-and-paste amalgamation of those styles.

He says: "I don't want people to be able to listen to a track and think that's two parts hip-hop and one part jazz."

If there is a constant that runs through his music, apart from soul power, it's his inventive use of percussion.

As he puts it: "In a lot of the tracks the emphasis is on the arrangement of drums and percussion. I'm trying to find out how expressive percussion can be."

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