4 Mar 2010

Scalper

Music Mix reporter Nick Atkinson goes bush to talk to rapper, producer and chicken farmer Nadeem Shafi, alias Scalper, formerly of UK act Fun-da-mental. He's got wind-chimes, a massive pig and a serene view from his Bethels Beach balcony. Yet his music is, as his niece says, scary. We find Scalper in a state of inspiration; waxing on unity and the magnificent unlikelihood of existence. A Londoner of Pakistani stock, Nadeem calls on a diverse and street-savvy collection of influences. A deeply urban man making records in his converted rural laundry.