NAME: Martin Proudman
HEIGHT: 5ft 6"
DJ NAME: Smallkutz
BORN: 15 Feb '73
BIRTH TOWN: Wolverhampton, England
LIVES IN: Telford, Shropshire, England
FAVOURITE MUSIC: Drum & Bass, House, Hip Hop, Electro, Reggae.
INSPIRATIONS: RJD2, Dj Shadow, Electro.
Smallkutz was a late starter in DJ'ing, he started mixing in early 2008 although gave it a go in the late 90's at a friends house spinning house music on vinyl.
His love for music from an early age has lead him to break dancing in a local park as a teenager to sharing his love of music on internet radio.
The dancing didn't end there, in a duo with an old school buddy, going to parties, enjoying music such as; De La Soul, Soul 2 Soul & other various Hip Hop, then later getting into Dreamscape, Helter Skelter, Quest & Psychosis.
This lead to meeting up with more dancers from Telford who also liked the scene, doing dance challenges with a crew at the Hummingbird & Quest in Birmingham and throughout the midlands.
In 2008 the mixing bug had kicked in.
Wanting to give it a go he bought his first set of decks from another close friend known as DJ Twice Daily, a set of CDJ-100s.
Twice Daily held many DJ parties at his house, with many different DJ's and styles of music mixed, from Drum n Bass, Dubstep, House & Hip Hop.
He also mentioned that to be a DJ you need a name, so being Small and the use of Cutting techniques in mixing, the two were combined.
Smallkutz was asked many times by Twice Daily to play at these parties but smallkutz was only a rookie and felt it was way to soon.
He headlined BUSY WORKS on Sat 14th June 2008 but couldn't attend due to family commitments.
Prior to this on Sat 29th Dec 2007 Smallkutz spectated THE FINAL FRONTIER line up and it was then he met DJ Antoninus for the first time.
He admired the sound of his Amen's and Atmospheric style, something he could only relate to sounding like early jungle, but their paths didn't cross again until late 2008.........