Since 2003 DJ Grazzhoppa’s DJ Bigband has been on a journey crossing musical and geographical borders. This orchestra takes turntablism out of the traditional hiphop context by fusing it with jazz and all kinds of world music. The first projects of this musical extravaganze were presented everywhere in Europe from legendary festivals such as Rioskilde, Lowlands and Jazz Middelheim to opera houses and theatres such as La Monnaie in Brussels and Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome. This unique combo creates their own musical universe by working together with various artists and by reassembling sounds from different musical genres, styles and cultures. DJ Grazzhoppa’s DJ Bigband played with a.o. Aka Moon, Joseph Bowie, Toots Thielemans and Baba Sissoko.
The new project ‘Back To Scratch’ brings all of the influences gathered throughout the years together in a hiphop perspective. The band is downsized to 6 DJ’s, a singer and a visual artist to fit clubs and small stages as well as festivals and arts centres. Besides the impressive technical scratching skills and demonstrations of the limitless possibilities of the turntable as an instrument, the show promises a strong musicality with references to funk, jazz and soul.