Born and bred in St Helens, Merseyside, DJ Rasp has become one of the UK's premier
and most respected hip-hop DJ's.
Rasp started dj'ing back in 1996, influenced by US 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
DJ Rasp is the touring DJ for a number of hip-hop crews including 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 across the UK and Europe.