What they say…
Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, nu funk duo Pitch & Scratch (aka DJ Suro and DJ Mzuzu) are now at their second full-length release “Together”, out in 2012 as the follow-up to successful debut “Hamburg Hustle” in 2009.
As the man behind the decks and mastermind of the beats DJ Suro is a well-respected face in the German HipHop scene. He is not only a resident at Fusion, certainly one of the most advanced festivals in Germany, but regularly plays parties like Trust In Wax, Beat Me Up or Soulfood all arund Germany. Suro has played with nearly everybody from Jan Delay to Talib Kweli and Marva Whitney, from Dilated Peoples to Grandmaster Flash and Biz Markie. He has been invited to host DJ-workshops in Germany and Senegal, played in cutting-edge, independent local film productions and is a regular guest in the German funk live scene with band Superbad! and Brixton Boogie. As a producer and arranger in Pitch & Scratch he released „Hamburg Hustle“ in 2009.
With more than 1000 DJ-sets on the agenda since his introduction to the scene in 1999 Mzuzu is one of the hardest working faces in the business, simply becaus he does not only DJ but is a crafted multi-instrumentalist as well as a studied music scientist. Starting with cello, he moved on to the guitar and the bass and founded Superbad! in 2004. The band supported legends like Lyn Collins and Blowfly, while in the meantime Mzuzu perfected his composition and musician skills and recorded with local artists, from independent to big names like Hamburg legend Carsten Bohn, with whom he played in the Urban Session/Organic Band, or like Samy Deluxe, Jan Delay and Udo Lindenberg.