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My first ever rave was Spiral Tribe party in Carnegie Library Deptford in 1991, it was something of a divine experience for me and changed my life, it was there that my love of underground dance music and the underground party scene began, and which lead me to eventually borrow some decks buy some vinyl and start mixing Drum and Bass years later. 

Spiral Tribe and SP23 are still a positive influence through the good work they do with Dharma techno & Artists In Action. Click on logo to visit site - 

Unsound Sound System gave me my first opportunity to play out ever, Big Up Robby & Lee I loved their parties. I also started playing out at Amorphous nights in Goldsmiths Tavern SE14, love and thanks to Bevin and DJ Simple aka Dirch Blewn for ongoing support. Love out to Siren Sound System who are my raving family as are Reknaw and Dissident Island Radio and Section Six crew. 

My early radio experiences were with pirate radio Hyper FM big up Gary & Phantom D & the lads, it was a lot of fun and also to Wireless FM internet radio especial thank you to Bison, and love also to all the other presenters/djs of weird and wonderful shows who remain friends to this day. Thank to Hamster for technical support and this crazy video of him playing Die U Rat F*ck  video game to one of my Grime vinyl mixes on Wireless FM.

In 2003 I first heard Grime thanks to my son (in the same school year as P Money), he was bringing back home burnt CD's with Essentials, D Double E, Mak10, Roll Deep, by 2004 I was collecting Grime vinyl, and became obsessed with Grime music. I collected early dubstep and breakbeats too. 

 

In those days Grime wasn't popular in most places I was playing, and a lot of the sound systems wouldn't let me play Grime, only D&B or Breakbeats, So was a real boost when Myng of Global Vortex Radio (USA) offered me a slot to showcase Grime  to American & international audiences. Big Ups Natzta  and Jon E Cash Black Op's, Nat and me used to chat a lot on the internet as we both loved similar music, I introduced him to Myng and we ended up presenting "The Sublow Movement" show on alternative weeks,  

My production "The Roarrr" (experimental) was released on the Global Vortex Label..

I don't think I could have stopped playing Grime, it was like an addiction, and even if only one other person loves what you do you keep playing. I kept trying to showcase grime to people like me who weren't from East London who weren't 'in" the scene, trying to "convert" people to Grime lol hence the name I came up with for my show on Resonance FM many years later.

I also had a regular slot on Nakedbeatz Radio - Big Ups to management, all the DJ's, crew and my guests, I had so many fun times also a big thank you to VJ Flickeringlight for so tirelessly supporting so many artists on the underground scene here is some of his amazing work on one of my Nakedbeatz mixes - 

Also Big Ups to NAT aka DJ KWIK Beatz & Bass

who put on events with Nakedbeatz Crew.

Ive been lucky to play some amazing parties, festivals and clubs all over the world & made some friends for life through music. Dezi aka DJ Psycho Irrational Musikworks, New Detroit Radio and all the wonderful Mitchigan Ravers USA will always have a special place in my heart. 

Performing and participating in Bogotrax festival Colombia, was an incredible experience one of my most moving gigs ever was DJing in a jail in Bogota, big ups Bogotrax family.

Music and travelling are two of my favourite things to do, My dreams is to perform DJ in as many countries in the world as possible. In 2015 one of my dreams came true I supported S.K.I.T.Z Beatz and the Newham Generals on the Warrior Tour in Australia and Dubai, big thank you to S.K.I.T.Z Beatz for organising that. S.K.I.T.Z & The Generals were amazing, I was already a huge fan, and even more so after the tour, Footsies work rate was impressive and D Double E so stylish and very profound. 

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2015 I headlined in Palast Fusion Festival Germany my favourite large festival.

2015/6 I played Rebel Phonk Spain my favourite independent festival - love to all the Rebels. 

Early in 2016 I had the opportunity to perform at Room Art Fair Madrid courtesy of Fousion Gallery & Captcha TV it was an amazing event, Big Ups to Jasmin EIDimitry & all the Fousion Gallery Artists and Jeremie Delaveau for the amazing photos  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3xwxti_dj-bpm-dj-set-room-art-

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