Deconstructed Live: Loop Professor/Dynamic Syncopation DJ Set

Ben Allen and Herbaliser producer Jonny Cuba offered a widescreen take on the hip-hop movement.  Their debut Dynamism rocked blocks, where slick brass jostled for attention amongst sophisticated orchestration. I loved their sound, still rock their In The Red debut album now and again, and they well represented a great period for UK hip-hop, with labels like Jazz Fudge dropping more interesting beats in the early noughties, before things went a wrong again.

Far from the glamour of LA, DSP DJ the Loop Professor (aka Ben Allen) was delivered to the West Country via National Express, not quite realising who far it was, and an early coach out precluded him from the usual Deconstructed Live #30 beach trip. Amazing skills (check out Ben on the cut, 30 minutes in), brilliant selection of funk and soul and a charming fellah to boot – enjoy the set. If anyone knows where they are now, drop me us a comment.

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About Kingsley Marshall

Dr Kingsley Marshall is a film composer, producer and academic. Head of Film at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television based within Falmouth University in the UK, the subject area consists of 28 staff working with 300 undergraduates studying the Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Film degree, supplemented by a postgraduate community studying from MA level through to PhD. Kingsley’s research and practice primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in cinema and television, and the production of short and micro-budget feature films. He executive produced Wilderness (Director: Justin John Doherty, 2017) which won 13 awards at international film festivals since making its premiere at Cinequest, and Mr Whippy (Director: Rachna Suri, 2019). In 2018 he co-produced with Neil Fox the short HP Lovecraft adaptation Backwoods (Director: Ryan Mackfall, 2019), which began its festival journey in 2019. More recently, Kingsley recently completed the score as composer on a film project - Hard, Cracked the Wind - with director Mark Jenkin and production company Early Day Films. The film completed principal photography in Autumn 2018, and is currently in post production. For over twenty years he has worked as a journalist, interviewing filmmakers, musicians, and designers for over 30 publications and broadcasters worldwide, written album sleeve notes and biographies for over 100 artists, and contributed to anthologies on hip hop and soul. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc