In The Red
DSP: Dynamic Syncopation Productions Biography
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