DJ SS

Real Name:
Leroy Small
Profile:
SS is short for Scratchenstein, which is a name he used when he was a hip hop scratch DJ, and a part of the hip hop act, The Formation Five, whose name inspired the name of his record label. His wife, Tania, runs the artist management agency, UMC (Underground Music Collective). .

Originally a breakdancer, DJ Stratchenstein began playing electro music as a teenager in the early 1980s. He then played hip hop and rare groove before turning to producing in 1988 initially acid house, hardcore, breakbeat and finally drum and bass tracks.

SS got his big break DJ'ing at the big British raves of the early 1990s such as Telepathy. Since then he has gone on to DJ world wide.

SS is the co-founder (with Eidris Hassam) and head of the Formation Records label, and has released over 100 tracks using a number of aliases. He also co-owned the 5HQ record shop (previously called Sneakers) in Leicester and ran the Fresh FM pirate station.

The Formation label has become a stable for new drum and bass producers such as John B and Twisted Individual.
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DJ SS Discography Tracks

Albums

DP/T36 DJ SS - Dance Planet Junglemania on the planet of love album art Randall, Kenny Ken, DJ Hype, DJ SS Randall, Kenny Ken, DJ Hype, DJ SS - Dance Planet Junglemania on the planet of love(Cass, Ltd, Mixed, Mixtape) Dance Planet DP/T36 UK & Ireland 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ SS - The Psycho E.P. album art DJ-SS* The Psycho E.P. (EP) Formation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
DJ SS - The Psycho Remixes album art DJ-SS* The Psycho Remixes Formation Records, Formation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
DJ SS - Breakbeat Pressure E.P. (Part 1) album art DJ SS Breakbeat Pressure E.P. (Part 1) (EP) Formation Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ SS - Breakbeat Pressure E.P. (Part 2) album art DJ SS Breakbeat Pressure E.P. (Part 2) (EP) Formation Records, Formation Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ SS - DJ's Anthem Volume 1 album art DJ SS & EQ DJ SS & EQ - DJ's Anthem Volume 1 Formation Records, Formation Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ SS - DJ-Anthems Vol II album art DJ SS & EQ DJ SS & EQ - DJ-Anthems Vol II Formation Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJ SS - Breakbeat Pressure Remixes Part 3 album art DJ SS Breakbeat Pressure Remixes Part 3 Formation Records, Formation Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
none DJ SS Breakbeat Pressure (String Of Life Mix) / Like A Bird (Revamp)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none DJ SS / The Last Crusaders DJ SS / The Last Crusaders - Mind Over Matter / In Love(Acetate, 10") City To City none UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJ SS - The Rollers Convention EP Part 1 album art DJ-SS* The Rollers Convention EP Part 1 (EP) Formation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ SS - The Rollers Convention EP Part 2 album art DJ-SS* The Rollers Convention EP Part 2 (EP) Formation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
none DJ SS - Mind Over Matter / Jam album art DJ SS Mind Over Matter / Jam(Acetate, 10") Formation Records none UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ SS - Easymen (Remix) album art DJ SS Easymen (Remix) Easymen UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ SS - Blue album art Mental Power & DJ SS Mental Power & DJ SS - Blue Formation Colours Series UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ SS - The Rollers Convention E.P. Part 3 album art DJ-SS* The Rollers Convention E.P. Part 3 (EP) Formation Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ SS - White album art DJ SS White Formation Colours Series UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ SS - Will I See You? / Easymen (Remix) album art Marvellous Cain, DJ SS Marvellous Cain, DJ SS - Will I See You? / Easymen (Remix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ SS - Black album art DJ SS Black Formation Colours Series UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ SS - Tribal Gathering (Camp Fire Mix) album art DJ SS Tribal Gathering (Camp Fire Mix)(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Formation Records none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ SS - Super Sharp Shooter / Blue album art DJ Zinc, Mental Power & DJ SS DJ Zinc, Mental Power & DJ SS - Super Sharp Shooter / Blue(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ SS - The Lighter (VIP Mix) /Rollidge (LP Mix) album art Sound Of The Future, DJ SS Sound Of The Future, DJ SS - The Lighter (VIP Mix) /Rollidge (LP Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
STEP001, STEP01 DJ SS - The Blues / Step To Me album art DJ S.S.* / DJ 3D DJ S.S.* / DJ 3D - The Blues / Step To Me(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Stepwise Recordings, Stepwise Recordings STEP001, STEP01 US 1996 Sell This Version
DJ SS - Jazz & Bass Vol I album art DJ-SS* Jazz & Bass Vol I (Comp, Album) New Identity Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ SS - Orange album art DJ SS Orange Formation Colours Series UK 1996 Sell This Version

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tangee

tangee

January 24, 2018
Couldn't put a foot wrong and he knew it, cheers for all the Wicked tunes Leroy Small, the rave scene would have been a different place without Formation Records, quality through and through.
djease

djease

November 4, 2014
Prolific talent from then till now. Quality and quantity from SS.
-fibreoptic-

-fibreoptic-

February 12, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
YES YES DJ SS the original TURNTABLE PSYCHO! At the forefront of UK Hardcore back in 92 with his label Formation. Known for his DnB but was djing and producing quality happy hardcore (along side Jungle) until about 96. His 'Respect To The Following' choon is awesome and should be in every hardcore dj's record box. He has to be doing oldskool nights somewhere still!

August 23, 2002
essential jump up jungle producer, set up formation records in the early 90's and released some of the biggest tracks between '94 and '96, notheard anything new for quite a while and it seems that formation is re-releasing classics as opposed to promoting new talent.
best tracks, grand national, rollidge, vip black

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