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."