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Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts) New Zealand Tour Announced

Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts) New Zealand Tour Announced

Tuesday 19th June, 2012 11:40AM

World champion DJ Mr Thing aka Marc Bowles will be touring New Zealand at the end of the month. One time member of legendary DJ collect Scratch Perverts, he's striking out on his own for four dates nationwide:

Mr Thing

Wed 27th June, Subculture, Queenstown
Thu 28th June, Opium, Wanaka
Fri 29th June, San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Sat 30th June, Rakinos, Auckland

Press Release:

THE BOOMBAP TOUR WITH MR THING - JUNE 2012

This month, former Scratch Pervert, ITF Euro Team Champion, World DMC Team Champion, UK DMC Champion, Champion Nerd and general good egg: Mr Thing is coming down under from the UK! Catch him live in Queenstown, Wanaka, Wellington and Auckland.

Tickets for his Wellington date are $15 +bf from Dash Tickets Online and Dash Outlets. More on the door. Entry to all other shows is via door sales on the night.

THE BOOMBAP TOUR WITH MR THING TOUR DATES

Wed 27th June, Subculture, Queenstown; local support from Hudge and Downtown Brown
Thu 28th June, Opium, Wanaka; local support from Hudge and Downtown Brown
Friday 29th June, San Francisco Bath House, Wellington; local support from Hudge, Marek, Omega B, Dam-G and  Bucks a Pop
Saturday 30th June, Rakinos, Auckland; local support from Hudge, Jerm and T-Rice

Mr Thing Biography

Known popularly as Mr Thing, this supreme disc jockey first started DJing in 1987. He said recently- "the first hip-hop record I bought was Streetsounds Crucial Electro, first import 12" was BDP "Poetry", first actual record was ... (cringing) Adam & The Ants "Kings Of The Wild Frontier". From these humble beginnings Mr Thing went on to become one the world's finest DJ's as testified by the following accomplishments.

ITF - Euro Team Champion (Scratch Peverts) 1998
DMC TEAM WORLD CHAMP (SCRATCH PERVERTS) 1999
DMC UK CHAMP 2000
DMC WORLD 3RD PLACE 2000

Marc (Mr Thing) Bowles didn't stand still with spinning records. Alongside amassing a fantastic record collection from digging trips across every continent, he practiced his production skills and has gone on to remix and produce records for a credible assortment of UK acts. BBE and Mr Thing have known each other for over 10 years and it was just natural that a collaboration had to happen. The result is Strange Breaks and Mr Thing a five part ultimate breaks and beats series. A homage to the popular Strange Games Series on the label. Mr Thing said "I wanted to do an extension of my "Anorak" series of mixtapes, which were already a homage if you like to Kon & Amir, Muro & the Conmen etc, but put some stuff out there that covered all bases of music & breaks from the ultra rare to some reasonably common stuff people might have passed up before!"

Mr Thing is a world class DJ capable of rocking an party, in any town, who has performed and toured with DJ JAZZY JEFF, J LIVE, MARLEY MARL, BEASTIE BOYS (AS PART OF SCRATCH PERVERTS), DJ PREMIER, DJ VADIM, RUN DMC (AS PART OF SCRATCH PERVERTS), SLUM VILLAGE, MARK B & BLADE, KRS ONE, JEHST. He is also YUNGUN's DJ and producer.





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