Hailing from the south coast of England but now based in Birmingham, Raffertie is the 21 year old DJ and producer whose innovative and down right filthy style has been smashing up the UK’s underground dance music scene for the last couple of years.
Raffertie has quickly become a firm party favourite across the UK. His sets include everything from uplifting pop classics and 90’s rave anthems to the filthiest house, garage, grime and dubstep tracks, creating huge dance floor reactions that earned him a residency at Hold Tight in London.
Alongside his DJing exploits, Raffertie’s productions have received much acclaim. Following a set of renowned bootlegs that ply all manner of tunes with sickening wonky basslines, it was his original productions that caught the attention of some big names. Starkey championed the twisted rumbling monster ‘ANTISOCIAL’ on his Sub.FM show and Mary Anne Hobbs picked up the distorted, devastating beats of ‘Stomping Grounds VIP’. She was so impressed that she invited Raffertie to do a guest mix as part of her showcase of up and coming talent, describing him as "as sick as they come".
Having just dropped his first EP (Do That/Boy Better Know) and with forthcoming releases on the Planet Mu and Seclusiasis labels as well as official remixes for The Rogue Element and Food For Animals, Raffertie will no doubt be one to watch in 2009.
Many questions have been asked about the origins of those scissors in his logo, and without any definitive answers from the man himself we’re left wondering whether they represent his cutting edge tracks, or his slicing and dicing of all genres to create that insane party style. Perhaps he just likes arts and crafts. Whatever he likes you need to get some of this bass laden filth down your ears.
Here we have a brand new track for you...
Mutumbo (Raffertie's Bigger Bass Remake) - Food For Animals
Couple of originals
Do That - Raffertie
Stomping Grounds - Raffertie (go pick the VIP up here)
Oh and the tidy little mix which he did recently for Mary Anne Hobbs' show.
Radio 1 Minimix [RUDEEE]
1. Raffertie - Intro
2. Ini Kamoze - Hotstepper (Raffertie's Remix) (Dubplate)
3. Raffertie - Stomping Grounds VIP (On The Brink Recordings)
4. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Raffertie Re-Dub) (Dubplate)
5. Raffertie - ANTISOCIAL (Seclusiasis)
6. Backlash (Raffertie's Bigger Bass Remake) - Scarlot Harlots (Dubplate)
7. The Squire of Gothos - Out Of Order (Raffertie Re-Edit) (Dubplate)
8. Raffertie - Eyes Closed (Seclusiasis)
9. Raffertie - Wobble Horror! (Seclusiasis)
10. Raffertie - Music Take Me (Dubplate)
Bonus: This is Sick (Raffertie's Wideboy Edit) - Solid Groove