Cut La Roc (born January 4, 1972) is a British DJ, breakbeat, hip hop and house music artist and singer-songwriter. He is considered a pioneer of big beat music, effectively fusing styles and genres into a form popular with live audiences.
Lee Potter, better known by his stage name Cut La Roc grew up in Brighton, United Kingdom and is signed to the British label Rocstar Recordings.
He started creating and producing music as a teenager when house's sub-genre acid house came along at the end of the eighties. In an interview he described the cause of his "infection" for electronic music and DJ-ing: I'd never really liked house music up until then, but this was kind of different, because it had the hip-hop element through the breakbeats, it made total sense to me.
In 1998 he produced the well known track "Post Punk Progression" which NME lauded as "What The Beatles would have sounded like if they'd invented jungle".
Cut La Roc produced and released in 1999 a mix album for the Ministry of Sound's FSUK imprint and DJed with nine decks. He spent three years consistently DJing in Australia, the United States, Europe and the Far East.
His DJ sets combine old and new hip hop. He appeared on Top of the Pops as the late DJ Wildchild (musician) on the top ten hit Renegade Master'. Furthermore he produced with Alternative rock band Snow Patrol's frontman Gary Lightbody the tracks Fallen and Mishka. Cut La Roc held a four-year residency at the famous Big Beat Boutique and performed alongside the artists Fat Boy Slim and Armand Van Helden. He performs shows all over the globe.
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