September 1, 2009
The Luther College Student Activities Council Spotlight Committee presents acoustic hip-hop soul group Scratch Track Friday, Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Marty’s, located in Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.
Tickets are $9, available at the Luther Box Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or [email protected], open Monday-Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; extended hours Thursdays: open until 7 p.m.
Scratch Track has been labeled a deft blend of beats and unplugged instrumentation, a slick cross section between Digable Planets and Jack Johnson, and Outkast or the Neptunes with a guitar and more beat boxing. No matter what adjectives are put in place, Tennessee-bred/Kansas City-based Scratch Track is a style-bending anomaly and undeniably original.
The duo, comprised of David “DJ” Lee, MC, singer and songwriter, and Jason Hamlin, songwriter and guitarist, had their college beginnings in 2000. What was once a flurry of campus shows, coffeehouses and clubs soon turned into an arena tour supporting O.A.R.
Scratch Track has also opened for the boundary breaking likes of The Roots, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Los Lonely Boys, Erykah Badu, Jurassic 5, Living Colour, Twista, Rehab, Will Hoge, Soulive, DJ Skribble and members of Goodie Mob.
The group’s studio recordings include their 2003 debut album “The Simple,” followed by the 2004 album “Unreleased Sessions.” In 2006, the group released the EP “Interpretation of the Afterwards” followed by the full-length “The Legend of Wild Bill.”
Learn more about Scratch Track at http://www.scratchtrackmusic.com/.