Deep Scratch – Steve Fly

Steve Fly has submitted Deep Scratch to Kindle. So, it’s officially published. It’s a deep dive roller-coaster ride I warn you, full on experimental black science fiction conspiracy prose. This work has been under construction for over a decade. You can follow the link here: Amazon Kindle Link

Deep Scratch - Steve Fly

In Amsterdam, DJ Plush crafts new techniques for mixing things. After a failed music career and two violent attacks, one leaving his equipment smashed, the other his face, he seeks healing through art. Supported by his friends Max and Percy, they create TRB crew, blending turntablism, literature, beatbox and conspiracy. They’re promptly pulled hands-first into an unfinished spell from a dead wizard: the tale of the tribe.

TRB evolve their DJ skills, while outside a surge of populist nationalism sweeps through Europe like the smell of old socks, challenging their bold vision and questioning their purpose, is it contributing to the struggle, will work like this historical conspiracy be outlawed and weaponized against its author? TRB produce science fiction via turntables, spin stories: visit the 1936 Olympics, combat carnivorous Ostriches, drink gamma-tea in a music laboratory/studio and teach algorithms about funk.

Deep Scratch is black science-fiction, or rather rainbow prospiracy science, turntable prose to pull down walls between music and story. In a deep fake awakening simulation, humans require DJs to give us some truth. Short stories within stories, albums within albums: trans-media across prattforms. This novel virus is a call to all creative individuals and artists to tell their story, as Charlie Parker said, now’s the time. Stay safe, look after each other. Spread love.–Steve Fly, 21st December 2020.

A novel strain of infectious prose or a new mutation of turntablism? Deep Scratch is the experimental novel vaccine you need. A novel language virus from outer space, proven safe to inject. A conspiracy of beat juggles.

Available for Kindle at $7.77 or alternatively, join Steve Fly Patreon supporters and get 75% off! The Patreon-Edition includes 26 pieces of Chapter Artwork (TribeTable Tarot Trumps) plus an exclusive foreword.

Steve Fly is a native of Stourbridge UK, now an Amsterdam resident who plays drums, spins vinyl, writes, and works in various other art forms without visible restraint.

John Sinclair - 12 Bar Club, 11th May 2014