Under the Radar: DJ Scratch and Sniff

Brexit and a talking car are unlikely inspirations for a storming, disco-infused house track, but then its creators, DJ Scratch and Sniff, are no ordinary musical coupling. Comprising electronica experimentalist Fiona Soe Paing and Brooklyn/Edinburgh-based electro diva Marilyn Carino, the duo met in 2016 when the former was supporting Krautrock legend Michael Rother. The encounter led to the New York émigré reviving the name of her former art collective, followed by a string of DJ sets which saw the pair blending the mixing with baking cookies to hand out to the crowd.

DJ Scratch and Sniff

Their latest track, Disco-Nect, was inspired by a computerised voice in Soe Paing’s brother’s car, as well as the chaos unfolding around Brexit. Appropriately, it’s being released on 29 March and the following day the duo play the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool.

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Check out the amazing animated video by Zennor Alexander at http://bit.ly/Disco-Nect

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