La Roc - real name Lee Potter - was 15 when he'd already got into bunking off school in Brighton to doss around with the local b-boys, began to memorise their breakdancing moves and intricate scratch tricks.
In about 1989, and acid house came along..." And Lee was seduced all over again. Which all casts a little light on the mixed up musical mind of Cut La Roc. And why his debut album 'La Roc Rocs' for Skint hoovers up everything from deft rap cut-ups to camped up jump-up jungle. Or Mills-esque techno pressure.
Having been DJing in Australia, America, across Europe and the Far East it's in the UK where he's caused the most damage, the two early EPs in his 'Mad Skills' series stand alongside Fatboy Slim, Midfield General and Bentley Rhythm Ace's finest as the foundations the Skint empire was built on.
In 2000 he released a mix album for the Ministry Of Sound's FSUK imprint and set his first world record for DJ'ing with 8 decks! His sets continued to be revelatory affairs too, Lee either turning on the showmanship by scratching with all manner of limbs or slapping down a wall-to-wall selection of party-stoking anthems.
Cut had already appeared on Top Of The Pops as the late Wildchild's DJ on the top ten hit 'Renegade Master'. His critically claimed first album for Skint 'La Roc Rocs' was released in July 2000 featuring the hits 'Freeze', 'Fallen' and 'Makin' It Hot'.
Cut La Roc held a 4 year residency at the famous 'Big Beat Boutique' as well as touring the world over numerous times rocking shows all over the globe.
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