DJ SS

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

Albums

BZ 10040-2 DJ SS S Files(CD, Ltd + DVD) Benz Street US, Taciturn Records, Waako Records BZ 10040-2 US 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ-SS* The Psycho E.P. (EP) Formation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
DJ-SS* The Psycho Remixes Formation Records, Formation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
DJ SS Breakbeat Pressure E.P. (Part 1) (EP) Formation Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ SS Breakbeat Pressure E.P. (Part 2) (EP) Formation Records, Formation Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ SS & EQ DJ SS & EQ - DJ's Anthem Volume 1 Formation Records, Formation Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ SS & EQ DJ SS & EQ - DJ-Anthems Vol II Formation Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJ SS Breakbeat Pressure Remixes Part 3 Formation Records, Formation Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
FORM-021 DJ SS Breakbeat Pressure Remixes Part 3(12", TP, W/Lbl) Formation Records FORM-021 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 (EP) Formation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ-SS* The Rollers Convention EP Part 2 (EP) Formation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
none DJ SS Mind Over Matter / Jam(Acetate, 10") Formation Records none UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ SS Easymen (Remix) Easymen UK 1995 Sell This Version
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 (EP) Formation Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ SS White Formation Colours Series UK 1995 Sell This Version
none 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 Formation Colours Series UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ SS Tribal Gathering (Camp Fire Mix)(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Formation Records none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none 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 S.S.* / DJ 3D DJ S.S.* / DJ 3D - The Blues / Step To Me(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Stepwise Recordings, Stepwise Recordings STEP001, STEP01 US 1996 Sell This Version
DJ-SS* Jazz & Bass Vol I (Comp, Album) New Identity Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ SS Orange Formation Colours Series UK 1996 Sell This Version

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djease

November 4, 2014
Prolific talent from then till now. Quality and quantity from SS.
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February 12, 2005
edited over 11 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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