Den Sorte Skole (English: "The Black School") is a Copenhagen based DJ, producer and composer collective founded by Simon Dokkedal, Martin Fernando Jakobsen (on leave since 2011) and Martin Højland in 2003.
By sampling music from all across the world and genres as diverse as folk, psych rock, early electronic music, reggae, classical and all kinds of field recordings they take the listener on a truly unique journey through musical history and beyond. The sound is original, massive and highly enchanting.
Their live performances unfold on turntables and MPD-players with tons of samples flying through the speakers. Opposed to other turntablists scracthing is only used for extra finesse, as the ambition is to mix the thousands of soundbites into a flawless collage of sound, sounding like it was intended to be like this.
Martin Jakobsen is currently living in New York, managing Turning Tables – an NGO focusing on empowering marginalized youth through music and creative expression.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license