Optimus Prime is the performing name of DJ/turntablist/music collector Tim Mortensen.
He has been involved in various DJ groups (Darth Fadar Crew, Scratchersize) as well as being an occasional member of rock/metal/dub/hip-hop project, BILLY LIAR.
He is now based in Vancouver, Canada and is working on a album with local Vancouver MCs and DJs.
04 – Optimus Prime – ‘Pain’
original song from ‘Fleisch’
Tim Basically recorded the scratches for this a few days before heading off to Canada. I had just showed him the basic beat & had him do stuff for about 10mins.
As much as I love tight & technical hip-hop DJs, I’m from a noise & experimental background when it comes to turntablism, so that’s why I will use some of the ‘not-so-tight’ takes in tracks.
Tim & I may do some more tracks while he’s still in Canada. I’m in the process of compiling samples and beats that I’d like to turn into an Optimus Prime album.
- Andrew Mortensen, June 2010
4. OPTIMUS PRIME – Pain
Produced, remixed & arranged by Andrew Mortensen
Scratches performed by Tim Mortensen
Recorded at Prime HQ, July 2009 and AM Frequencies December 2009
© 2009 Optimus Prime / Andrew Mortensen