Ratty

DJ Ratty, real name David Smith, is a British Drum & Bass DJ who was born in Leamington Spa on the 10th July 1969. His DJ name came from an old nickname he had at Myton High School:  he used to have two big front teeth, which he later had knocked out and replaced with two normal set caps so that people would stop calling him the name.

DJ Ratty started DJing when he was fourteen, back in the Hip Hop days, He got into House music because most of his friends were playing it at the time. He broke the ground reatively quickly as a house DJ due to some lucky breaks.  For example, there was the time this manager was able to give him the slot of a DJ that didn't return a booking at a Perception gig in Cirencester:  he ended up playing to twelve thousand people for the first time in his life.  He shook like a leaf and did part of it without headphones because he had lost the adaptor plug that made his phones fit the normal size mixing desk post.  Luckily Simon 'Bassline' Smith was around long enough to lend him his.

He is responisible for the 12" "A taste of things to come" which was released in 1994 with the four tracks "Source of all Evil", "On the Case", "Bells of Dawn" and "Step back in Time".