DSP: Dynamic Syncopation Productions:
After meeting on college radio in the late 80s, Jonny Cuba & the Loop Professor realised they had similar tastes in hip-hop, films and all things funky. They began their induction into Londons club scene with regular trips up North to Norman Jay's infamous 'Family Funktion' in Camden Town which inspired them to start, along with some friends, the 3 year run of
'Steps Ahead' @ the Gardening Club in Covent Garden. It was here they began to develop a mix of Hip-Hop, Funk & Jazz which is at the root of the DSP sound.
After both surviving a serious dose of higher education & world travel they reconvened in London to produce the soundtrack inspired Classified Documents EP, released by NinjaTune in 1998. Their first LP DYNAMISM (Ninjatune 1999) got rave reviews for its mix of true-school hip-hop & heavy instrumental beats. Since then they have toured extensively in Europe alongside the Herbaliser, DJ Food, Kid Koala, DJ Vadim and Nightmares On Wax another highlight was DJing at Mohammed Alis 60th birthday. Theyve also been working hard in the studio, travelling back and forth between New York and London for recording sessions.
Working on the principle that a dope MC is a dope MC, no matter where theyre from. DSP continue in their mission to make beats that inspire talent from New York to Norwich, Atlanta to Brixton. Putting hip-hops household names alongside unsigned hype from both sides of the Atlantic.
The Loop Professor has also been resident at Rob Da Banks original Sunday Best on and off for the last 4 years, as well as touring Europe with Swiss saxophonist Daniel Kuffers Stereodogs band - performing at this years North Sea Jazz Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. Jonny Cuba has co-produced material for The Herbaliser - most notably 'A Mother (For Your Mind)','Another Mother' and the Cuban remix of 'The Blend'. He also collaborates with Ollie Teeba as production team The Process.
DSP have had music featured on TV and in video games; EAs Knockout Kings 2001, NBA Street & SEGA Extreme Sports.
Heavy beats & tight, quotable rhymes are what DSP is all about.