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Scratcha DVA also known as, DJ Scratcha, DVA [Hi; Emotions], Scratchclart and DVA is an electronic musician, producer and DJ often associated with DVA Music, Hyperdub Records and Rinse FM. His debut album, Pretty Ugly, was released in 2012 on electronic label Hyperdub.[1] His second album, notu uronlineu, was released in October 2016 on Hyperdub.[1]

Scratcha DVA
Background information
Birth nameLeon Smart
  • Musician
  • DJ
  • producer
  • radio host
Years active2001 – present
Associated acts


Early careerEdit

Scratcha DVA’s musical background includes being involved in playing and making Jungle, Drum and Bass, Garage, Grime, UK Funky, House and electronic music.

Radio careerEdit

His radio career started in 2001 under DJ Scratcha, regularly attending stations such as Rinse FM and Deja Vu,

In 2006, Scratcha had a Friday night grime show on Rinse FM, after noticing Scratcha liked to talk a lot on the mic, he was later asked to do the Rinse FM breakfast show. The show was most popularly known as The Grimey Breakfast Show. The show would have a wide variety of guests coming through and co-hosting the show. The show was very popular with listeners and had many friends of the show until Scratcha announced he would be leaving in 2012.[2]

From 2012 to 2016 Scratcha co-hosted the Hyperdub label. After spending 10 years with the stations, his last show was on 12 June 2016 [3]

In 2016 Scratcha started his bi-weekly show on Radar Radio.[4]

Current workEdit

In Oct 2016 Scratcha DVA released his second Album NOTU URONLINEU which was recorded completely in the dark.[5]

In August 2017 he closed his Record Label of 15 years DVA Music to concentrate on his new label ALLYALLRECORDS.




  • The Voice of Grime Vol 1 (2006)[7]


  • The Jelly Roll EP (DVA Music)(2009)[8]
  • DVA Ft. Cooly G - DIS Boy (DVA Music) (2010)[8]
  • DVA Ft. GuGu- The Afro Cuban EP (DVA Music) (2011)[8]
  • Fly Juice (Hyperdub) (2012)[8]
  • Mad Hatter (Hyperdub) (2013)[8]
  • ALLYALLRECORDS (Hyperdub) (2015)[8]
  • Take It All (Hyperdub) (2016)[8]


  • DVA featuring Alahna - I'm Leaving (DVA Music) (2008)[8]
  • DVA Ft. Badness, Riko, Killa P & Flowdan* - Bullet A' Go Fly (Keysound Recordings)[8]
  • DVA - Natty/Ganja (Hyperdub)[8]
  • Baobinga & Mensah & DVA- N.S.G. / This One's Wavey (Build Recordings)[8]
  • DVA - Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix) / Step 2 Funk (Hyperdub)[8]
  • DVA - Madness / Polyphonic Dreams (Hyperdub) (2011)[8]
  • DVA, Sinjin Hawke & Killa P - Worst (Virceral Beats) (2017)[8]
  • DVA [Hi:Emotions]- Dead End (DVA Music) (2017)


  1. ^ a b "Hyperdub". Hyperdub. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  2. ^ "Where I Belong: Scratch DVA". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  3. ^ Rinse FM Podcast - Hyperdub w/ Scratcha DVA + Danalogue - 12th June 2016, retrieved 2017-08-09
  4. ^ "Scratcha DVA - Radar Radio". Radar Radio. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  5. ^ "DVA is [Hi:Emotions] on VR-inspired album for Hyperdub". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  6. ^ a b "DVA (2)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  7. ^ "DVA (2)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "DVA (2)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-08-10.

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