'Born and bred in St Helens, Merseyside, DJ Rasp has become one of Europe's
premier and most respected hip-hop DJ's, and a true “champion” turntablist.
Rasp started dj'ing back in 1996, influenced by hip-hop dj's and turntablist crews such
as Cash Money, ISP & the X-Men. After his initial years of dj'ing at house parties,
producing mixtapes and non-stop practising, in 1998 Rasp decided to start competing in
the highly technical and competitive DJ battle circuit.
DJ Rasp has become a veteran at DJ competitions, reaching the UK finals many times
and becoming double UK champion in 2009, taking both the DMC UK and IDA UK crown's
and in 2010 he successfully retained his IDA UK champion title.
Rasp is the touring DJ for a number of hip-hop crews including G&G Sindikatas (Lithuania), The
Shakti, The Punning Clan, Random Era as well as the 12 piece funk band The Elementals.
DJ Rasp has a number of club residencies throughout the North West of England, as well
as performing at festivals & B-Boy events across the UK and Europe.
Rasp is endorsed by equipment manufactures, Numark, Vestax & Pro-X-Fade providing showcases at trade shows such as BPM & Gadget Show. He has also featured his scratching skills on a number albums & singles for various recording artists.
In 2012 Dj Rasp founded & organised the 'Scratch Jam' event in Manchester, the idea of bringing together fellow scratch djs from all over the UK to cut it up & have fun doing so. Along with rockin the continent with his unique turntablist style showcases, Rasp also likes to get busy in the studio creating mixes & making beats.'