Scott Ialacci, 10 October 1968, USA. This New York-based turntablist/DJ gained his first break as a member of the Brooklyn-based rap crew Young Black Teenagers, appearing on two acclaimed albums in the early 90s. After the break-up of YBT in 1995 he toured as a warm-up DJ with bands such as Public Enemy, Anthrax and Primus and contributed scratches to albums by the Fugees and Wyclef Jean. The rise in his public profile coincided with the recording of a number of mix sets, with the Traffic Jams and MDMA series appearing on the Warlock label in the late 90s. The former was inspired by the DJs Hot 97 show on the New York-based WQHT-FM radio channel. During this period he also worked on MTV, notably appearing on Yo! MTV Raps, Global Groove and The Daily Burn. Increasingly visible on the nations television screens, it was no surprise when the major label distributed Essential Dance mix CD became a bestseller in 2000.
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