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DSP - In The Red

DSP are Jonny Cuba & the Loop Professor, long-time contributors to South London’s growing Hip-Hop scene. Both share a love of dusty old record shops, 45s, Sci-Fi films ,funky Blues, Soul & Jazz. Their sound is inspired by Hip-Hop mega-producers like Pete Rock, DJ Premier & Diamond D as well as older innovative producers like Quincy Jones, David Axelrod & James Brown. Their first LP DYNAMISM (Ninjatune 1999) got rave reviews. DSP return in 2002 with a new LP IN THE RED.


Since the last LP DSP have toured extensively in Europe alongside the Herbaliser, Kid Koala and Nightmares On Wax. Working hard in the studio & travelling back and forth to New York for recording sessions. DSP have had music featured on TV and in video games; EA’s Knockout Kings 2001, NBA Street & SEGA Extreme Sports.

IN THE RED combines the lyrical skills of UK and US emcees going toe to toe with DSP’s heavyweight beats. Favourites from the last LP MASS INFLUENCE & JUICE ALEEM are back in action, along with old school legend CHILL ROB G the Original (I got the Power). Added to the mix are rising stars like APATHY, DEF TEX & PHI-LIFE CYPHER (recently seen performing at the Brit Awards with the GORILLAZ). IN THE RED also showcases exclusive unsigned talents like Brooklyn emcee DELL WELLS and EV.ON who stole the show from the FUGEES at Wembley Arena and recently performed for the HEARTLESS CREW on Radio 1. IN THE RED delivers a musical punch that rocks any dancefloor & still sounds dope when you get home.

DSP - In The Red @
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2. Systematic feat Mass Influence

3. Where Is It feat EV.ON

4. Outtaplace feat Dell Wells

5. Trife-A-Saurus Rex feat Apathy

6. My Verse 1st feat Phi Life Cypher

7. Bullshit feat Chill Rob G

8. The Living I feat Juice Aleem

9. Skit A

10. Imagine That feat Chill Rob G

11. 2 Tha Left feat Mass Influence

12. Way Past Noon feat Deftex

13. Skit B

14. No Regrets feat Dell Wells


DSP: Dynamic Syncopation Productions:

After meeting on college radio in the late 80’s, Jonny Cuba & the Loop Professor realised they had similar tastes in hip-hop, films and all things funky. They began their induction into London’s 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 Ali’s 60th birthday. They’ve 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 they’re from. DSP continue in their mission to make beats that inspire talent from New York to Norwich, Atlanta to Brixton. Putting hip-hop’s household names alongside unsigned hype from both sides of the Atlantic.

The Loop Professor has also been resident at Rob Da Bank’s original ‘Sunday Best’ on and off for the last 4 years, as well as touring Europe with Swiss saxophonist Daniel Kuffer’s ‘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; EA’s Knockout Kings 2001, NBA Street & SEGA Extreme Sports.

Heavy beats & tight, quotable rhymes are what DSP is all about.

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'Imagine' feat Chill Rob G