Name: Scott Jenkins
Styles Played: House (Deep, Soulful, Broken, Afro, Roots, Wild Pitch, “Back to ’95”)
Equipment Requirements: 2 or 3 Pioneer CDJ’s, mixer (Allen and Health or Pioneer preferred) and at least one good quality monitor speaker
Truly Scott Jenkins is a man at the very peak of his game. But then he’s been doing this for twenty years!
Born in Worcester, UK in 1973, Scott was fascinated by music from an early age. “My parents kept the Motown sound alive in our house, and during the 80’s Slow Jams and a Jazz Funk sound was always playing on my father’s early Technics hi-fi” he recalls, laughing.
“I’d sit listening to all these records for hours on end, and while I was listening I’d be studying the beats and rhythms and was fascinated how it could be interpreted in so many different ways by different folks”
It was only natural that a desire to get involved with music would follow, and young Scott finally made his DJing debut in 1990 – at that time playing a mixture of funk, disco, jazz-funk and early house music. “My first gig was a complete accident. I always wanted to do it, but when the DJ fell ill just before an event I’d organised and he offered to lend me his records. I was shaking like a leaf”
By 1996 Scott alongside his friend and fellow DJ “Jonboy”, were regular guests at some of the Midlands’ most famous parties. Playing mainly the second rooms, they took on the names “The Backroom boys”. They entertained clubbers with a roots collection of soul, funk and jazz funk. “On several occasions”, he recalls “Organisers had to close the second room early, because it was busier than the main room!”
Still part of a duo with his long standing friend Jonboy, he hosts a weekly radio show called “The Distorted Soul Show” which can be heard on FM radio in London or worldwide via the internet. Mean while Scott still has a very successful solo career and travels the UK playing selective true house music events.
In 2007 Scott turned his hand to production, more so to provide an edge to his live DJ sets. His one-off remixes often had folks leaning over the DJ booth to ask “What’s this track??”. Today Scott has remixed and released remixes of Jill Scott’s “Cross My Mind” and Nujazz artist Deborah Jordan’s “Future Calling”. In 2011 he has signed to L Factor Music, New York based label owned by the legendary Tony Lebron. Already released in 2011 are Feel it which is unique afro groove, Emotional Content, a floor filling saxophone epic and the truly beautiful Wishing Well performed by UK vocalist Richard Webb. Scott uses real musicians in his productions and this results in quality and refinement in all his projects.
Scott quite often refers to himself as a “House Music Disciple” and he has appeared at some of the biggest and most ground breaking events in the UK delighting crowds with the true house sound. Whether it is Soulful, deep, or broken house Scott always delivers a journey of a set that raises bar at any event.
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Byron L. Taylor
President of LB Productions