Adafruit Artist Spotlight: Scatta

The Adafruit Artist Spotlight series features the wonderful music made by creative and talented Adafruit staff members. In this installment, we’ll chat with Jersey City’s Scatta. In this feature you’ll get a chance to hear a little of their music and learn about what they do here at Adafruit. We’re excited to continue shining a light on the cool and exciting stuff that our friends and colleagues are working on!

Photo courtesy of Matt Mateiescu

What team(s) are you on?
Receiving, first hands on all the goods.

How long have you been at adafruit?
August will mark two years here at the fruit!

Tell us a bit about your project?
As a producer, I’ll often dig through my record collection, tweak sounds and lay them out in Ableton.  On occasion I’ll mess with an MPC, and am currently exploring different ways to source and record audio from my surroundings.  As a DJ, I’m always looking for deep cuts, importing records I dug up or buying music directly from my peers.

Thankfully, growing up I was exposed to very wide range of music.  As a first-generation Puerto Rican-American, my parents would play Salsa from our motherland, and even R&B, Soul or Disco.  My two older brothers would later introduce me to various artists including Lauryn Hill & The Fugees, Public Enemy, Smashing Pumpkins, and even Loreena McKennit.  My brothers also kept lots of art supplies and a skateboard stashed away that I would sneakily play with when they weren’t home.  I would later stumble on a new world of music through skate videos, and developed a knack for filming and editing videos.  It was during my junior year studying Illustration at Parsons that I rediscovered my passion for vinyl.  These are all the influences I wear on my sleeves, regardless of what medium I chose to express myself with.

Any recent releases or upcoming performances?
Most recently, I put out a limited 12″ vinyl record with Juke Bounce Werk, the Disquiet EP, which was influenced heavily by the Footwork culture out of Chicago, as well as Jungle, R&B and broken beat.  My next show in NYC will be on Friday July 13th @ Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn (tickets available).

Where can we find out more?
Music: Soundcloud / Bandcamp / Art: Instagram / Video: YouTube

Photo courtesy of Edward Amezquita

If interested in more music features from Adafruit, you can check out our regular MusicMakers, TrackTalk and TasteMakers features and follow us on Soundcloud and Hype Machine.

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