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DJ Woody

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Woody Madera AKA DJ Woody is one of Britains most respected hip hop dj’s and arguably one of the most innovative and musical turntablists of his generation. Responsible for the invention of a host of groundbreaking scratches and turntablist techniques including his famous signature ‘Woodpecker’ scratch, not many DJ’s can lay claim to having had US legend DJ Qbert on the telephone asking for tips.

In 1999 Woody entered his first dj competition and by 2001 Woody had become the worlds most successful scratch dj by gaining more major championship titles than any of his contemparies. On taking a trip to the mecca of the scratch dj, San Francisco, Woody made history by becoming the first ever European dj to win the coveted World ITF title (International Turntablist Federation), following in the footsteps of such legendary dj’s Babu (Dilated Peoples) and A-Trak (World DMC champion, Kanye West DJ). The following year saw Woody become 2 times World Champion when he stormed the Vestax Extravaganza World finals taking out competition from 14 countries.

Unlike many scratch happy turntablists Woody’s roots lay firmly as an allround DJ and with his blend of funky, feel-good hip hop he has rocked the worlds dancefloors as effectively as he’s murdered dj’s in battle, sharing the stage alongside many of musics biggest names including Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Cypress Hill, De La Soul and DJ Shadow.

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