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Yr Mum, Yr Dad Divorce ::

Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on March 9, 2007

London new rave/ performance duo Yr Mum, Yr Dad announced they’re splitting up this week, bowing out with a final show at London’s Ghetto next weekend.

“All good things come to an end, it’s been two years and it felt like a natural end and time for something new,” Scottie told Skrufff. “As spring approaches its out with the old in with the new. Yr Mum, Yr Dad’s last gig will be on March 16th at the Cock.”

The 21 year old Anti-Social promoter said he’ll be concentrating on DJing (‘doing fewer, bigger gigs at the likes of Torture Garden and Popstarz’) making music (his own plus a new classical collaboration with composer Jordan Hunt & performer The-O) and encouraging freaky dressing, though he doesn’t see it on those terms.

“I don't aim to dress freaky or be extreme - I aim to create the opposite actually – I want to make beautiful objects and clothing with discarded, otherwise mundane things,” said Scottee.

“Yes, it’s seen as freaky, when a boy dressed in paper seems to be galavanting his flab off - but if you think about it – that’s a really nice thing,” he mused.

“Plus, I don’t want to be the only one able to make amazing things to wear and show off in; my aim is to get the country dressing up; with kids of 6years old asking their mum for some copydex for fake eyelashes - now that’s where I'm aiming.”

Looking back on Yr Mum, Yr Dad’s meteoric rise to the top of London’s alternative/ queer/ new rave scene, Scottie recalled encountering more than a few copyists (‘imitation is flattery and its a little pat on the back to say your must be doing something right’) plus envy from rivals including bitter club promoters.

“We’ve come across quite a bit of jealousy, it usually arises from other people’s insecurities around their work,” he said.

“There’s been so much media attention on new rave, electroclash, freak, whatever you call it, that some people get hungry for it and become cut-throat. There's actually enough space for everyone to exist but some are not clever enough to realize it.”

“I think Anti-Social was at the right place at the right time,” he added. “I’ve never promoted the club as a new rave event but as with all good clubs you move with the times. Personally I don’t feel there's enough new for the title new rave - but it certainly feels like a new direction is taking place in London.”

Scottee DJs at Antisocial and Chalk at the Scala later as Yr Mum Yr Dad on Saturday March 10, then at The Cock (The Ghetto) on Friday March 16.

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