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DJ Bootsie


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At the age of 13 Bootsie became infatuated with hip hop records. On vacation in Germany he scavenged his first record player from a rubbish pile in a well-heeled neighborhood. He began practicing, trying to figure out how to use the turntable as an instrument to draw melodies and rhythms out of record scratches. In 1995 he formed a group called Arral Szemben (literally “Against the Current”) with his pal Benski; he composed the fundamentals of the tunes and Benski came up with the words.

In ‘96 he won the Hungarian DMC Championship with his two friends DJ Quick and DJ Luigi. That same year Against the Current took first place among 110 competitors in the Fila Rap Jam, at that time the only national hip-hop talent contest in Hungary. They subsequently put out their first record on the Underground label, but received a contract from another record producer in ‘98 with whom they put out their complete recording “the Flood”, which was followed in 2000 by their next, “Heavy Water”. Critics consider these groundbreaking for the novelty of the arrangements and the social commentary embedded in the lyrics.
On several tunes DJ Bootsie provided backup on the Yonderboi album Shallow and Profound, which was released in 2000 and received significant international and domestic acclaim. The album’s success was followed by concert invitations in which DJ Bootsie and the Quintett brought the numbers to life on stage in more than 160 concerts from Paris to Moscow, Norway to Portugal.


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  • Aaltjuh

    Deserves more praise. I really like his music

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • lucarn

    horseriders toward the abyss is phenomenal, like the vid too.. but the whole album is cool, has a very own sound :)

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • enrow

    hat amilyen fostubus volt az arral szemben ez a szolo dolog most annyira kiralyos a Bootsie-nak. Meg mindig kicsit pop de abszolut az igenyes vegerol....a horseriders meg nagy lett, szep kis nemzeti feelinges cumo. Honvagyam lett tole. Piszyo

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • fich0

    i finally got my hands on the new album... it's really good stuff. really really good :) i still prefer the silent partner, however

    15 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Raklap

    Egy Árral Szemben után meglepően igényes a szólókarrier.

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • fich0

    want more albums now :(

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • fich0

    this is really great stuff

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • vergonzalez

    bene bene tutto bene

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Gibifiu

    Már Az Árral Szembenért is járna egy nagy pirospont, pláne a Zagar és a Yonderboi albumokért. A szóló lemezzel felkerül az i-re a korona. :-) "Bootsie, hej! Na, mi a helyzet? A dilemmám egy: Sírjak, vagy nevessek?"

    22 Jan 2009 Reply
  • milliukas

    Bravo bravo bravo

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • fredd23

    culturalmente sonidos locos

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • villain_

    de jo lenne menni! kar, hogy pont nem leszek itthon.

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • medlajn

    a38, december 19, valaki?:)

    30 Nov 2008 Reply
  • mmr66

    DJ Bootsie rules!!!!!!!

    18 Sep 2008 Reply
  • irotas

    Has anyone found any of his albums available for download? eMusic and Amazon don't have them, and iTunes is way too expensive :(

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • ZuLuSx

    Awesome :D

    10 Aug 2008 Reply
  • irotas

    New group for fans of Abstract and instrumental hip-hop

    30 Mar 2008 Reply
  • TheSuperHero

    The Silent Partner is great

    29 Jan 2008 Reply

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