Kinky D has been a professional in the music industry
since 1994; as a DJ, promoter, and presenter she has worked with
some of the best in the business. Kinky is a DJ with a daring
and fluid style of mixing, with her music ranging from RnB, Soul,
Hip-Hop and Dancehall, to House, UK/US Garage, and Old Skool
has continued to headlne at some of London's premier clubs venues
and special events including: Werner's Club - Kuala Lumpur 2010
Paramount - London 2009 Middle East International Film Festival-Cannes/
Abu Dhabi 2008/2009 Kinkys' Night - Century (resident) 5 hour
set, spanning over 3 decades of music, Claridges - London Blacks
- London No 5 Cavendish Square - London Bedford & Strand
- London Kinkys'' Night - Embassy Bar (resident) , Discotec -
The End (resident) DTPM - Fabric(resident) China White Flava
- Soundshaft, Lifthouse, Plan B, Teatro Smoove - Ministry of
Sound Century Club- Cannes Film Festival 2007/8(Cannes) MTV Block
Party - Gravity (Lithuania) Z Lounge - (Moscow) W Hotel -(Seoul)
La Boom - (Mexico) Jet Set- (St Petersburg) London Party- Arena
(Kiev) Kikkon -Peppermint Lounge (Australia) Ghetto Fabulous
-Q Bar (Bangkok) Your Mother - Blue (San Francisco). She
featured as Javier De Frutos ' My Favourite Londoner' in London's
Time Out: "..she has this encyclopaedic knowledge of music
it becomes almost anthropological she can immediately smell
what the is crowd wanting." Time Out April 2008 At the Middle
East International Film Festival (Abu Dhabi) held by Mohamed
Khalaf Al Mazrourei & Nashwa Al Ruwaini at Century Beach
in Cannes: "Kinky D who no doubt has the best Afro on the
Croisette played consistently rocking music Some punters
were so exuberant it was like watching a four hour aerobic work
out with smiles." The Hollywood Reporter May 2008
her greatest accomplishments is her work with BBC Radio 1Xtra,
where she amassed over 800 hours with her own show "Xcess
With Kinky D". At 1Xtra Kinky worked alongside the cream
of the urban scene including Ras Kwame, Robbo Ranx, and Ronnie
Herel. Xcess With Kinky D" ran Tuesday to Friday,
2-6am with great success both at home and abroad. It was with
this show that Kinky did a live simultaneous broadcast on Christmas
morning 2002 with Radio 1, her energetic and gregarious manner
well suited to the slot. From there she propelled herself onto
the FM dial hosting and producing her own shows on London's Urban
Fresh, Rhythm FM and House music station Unknown FM. With London
as her base, Kinky D has ventured far and wide with her record
box, energy, and skills playing gigs in many countries including
Mexico, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Australia, Russia, Seoul,
Spain, and Greece.
Over the last 9 years, Kinky D has also promoted
at a variety of London venues, and is currently promoting at
Discotec @ The End, Slave To Rhythm @ Essence, and a collection
of under 18's events under the Firmed Up name. Her recent appearances
and Firmed Up promotions at Ministry of Sound's Smoove (including
Kelis's Tasty' album launch party, and Keisha White's single
launch party) longside
her guest appearances with the likes of Scissor Sisters,50 Cent,
Todd Terry, MOBO Award winners Steve Sutherland and Manny Norte,
Plump DJs, Krafty Kutz, and EZ (amongst others), Kinky regularly
plays at a variety high profile and prestigious corporate events
- she has played at the Cannes Film Festival for the last 3 years,where
she played for 11 consecutive nights and has been invited back
to play this year! The MTV Block Party,W Hotels and Faceparty's
exclusive 'Carnival de L'estrange' at the Atlantis Gallery. She
has worked for clients such as Selfridges, The Department of
Trade and Industry, and various charity benefits including A.I.D.S.
and Breast Cancer awareness. Kinky D kept the glitterati more
than happy mixing Luther, Lionel, and the Neptune's with flair"
(Attitude Magazine, 06/04).
Kinky D has also featured at many
of London's bigger summer festivals including Mardi Gras, Purple
in the Park, London's 2004 Pride, where she not only appeared
as a DJ but also programmed a 2,000 capacity dance tent under
the Firmed Up name. Kinky D has continued to work with Faceparty
over the years including coordinating and performing a dance
tent at a 30,000 capacity festival under the Firmed Up brand,
with PA's from Lady Sovereign and Sonique. Her appearance in
Brighton alongside MC Chickaboo gained her high praise in DJ
Magazine, "The gorgeous DJ Kinky D with her raw mix of R&B
and UK Garage monsters"
content with the status quo Kinky D has consistently explored
new territory and diversity, including narrating a documentary,
'Gayz In The Hood', tackling the prevalent issue of homophobia
in Hip-Hop for BBC Radio 1 Steve Lamaq show . This piece also
won a Gold World Medal at the New York International Radio Festival.
Kinky has also been working on producing her own material, some
of which has been featured on worldwide television, proving Kinky's
skills are varied as well as impressive. Welcome to the world
of Kinky D.
Magazine "Enter the realm of Kinky D and you walk
into another world!"
and smooth are just a few words to describe Jolie - one of the
original residents at Ladies night @ Storm in London. Running
since 1999 with fellow female DJ Lady Spirit, Jolie has played
a huge part in keeping it as one of London's longest running
and most successful female DJ night's.
from DJ' ing, she writes for the House music section of the very
successful monthly urban music magazine 'RWD' and has been voted
"BEST UNDERGROUND DJ OF 2003" by her many fans!
is a busy lady with various London residencies - Storm Leicester
Square, Dirty Cash @ Various Venues, Thank Funk It's Friday @
The Waterfront, London plus regular guest slots for (London unless
stated) Electric Ballroom, One night stand @ Gass Club, Smoove
@ Ministry of Sound, Girl Garage @ Storm, Dirty Cash @ Aquarium,
Dolly Mixture @ The Gardening Club, H2O, Big Fish @ Pacific Edge
Romford, Opium Lounge Ipswich, Freedom & Slinky @ Bagley's,
Cracker's - Gloucestershire,.Animal House / Numb Nums @ Club
Coliseum, Sensual @ Vivid & Elite, Essex, Masquerade @ The
Opera House, Abduction @ The Chunnel Club, Club Fusion - Woolwich,
Mass - Brixton, and product launches including the launch of
the BMW Mini car for BMW UK Ltd andn Covent Garden clothing store
International highlights include Volksgarten Club, Piper's
Ballroom - Vienna, Cafe Savannah, Kremlins - Ibiza, Club Hollywood
- Milan, Upstairs - Kongsberg Norway, Sweet - Munich, The Bunker
- Hamburg, Planet Rouge @ Kemp Fort Terrace, Bangalore, Storm
@ club Soho, Alte Feurwache, MS Connexion - Mannheim, Princeton
University, Dream Lab Records Party - New Jersey USA, Bubble
Club - Amsterdam
is part of the female duo, '2nd Nature', with MC Shelley Dee.
They create good vibes with their Sassy style and propitious
talent. Together they have made a huge impact with the listeners
of AmmoCity.com and clubs around the UK, and abroad fave shows
for Bubble Club in Amsterdam, Sweet in Munich, Germany and Planet
Rouge in Bangalore, India.In
the fiercely competitve world of DJing, Jolie's originality and
upfront rolling music selection has kept her at the forefront
of the London club scene. Expressing music on her resident radio
show on the original Centreforce 88.4 fm weekly on Mondays 9-11pm
GMT, this gives her the chance to reach people who wouldn't normally
have heard her DJ and also educate people into the importance
of new and ever changing House music.
Synonymous with energy
and life force, Normski has had a prolific career in the field
of Music, Television, Photography, Action sports, Fashion and
style.An established radio
broadcaster, his credits include the legendary "DANCE ENERGY
RADIO SHOW on BBC Radio 1, "RAP ACADEMY" on KISS FM,
"PURE DM" online and "VIBE" on BBC Radio
5. "VIBE" won the Sony award for racial equalities
and harmony in programming. Normski is still rocking the airwaves
on Invicibles 'STiCKY BlaCK PLaSTIC' show every Thursday and
MoS Radio's 'HOUSeXY' show with co-host Nick Bridges.
His TV career kicked off in 1991 when
he became Britain's foremost youth presenter on 'DANCE ENERGY'
for DEF II on BBC 2. The show ran for five series and has
recently been re-screened on the BBC's digital channel BBC CHOICE.
Also in the DEF ll slot Normski presented a 50-minute documentary
on the history of Rap music for.RAPIDO TV and a 40-minute special
'DANGEROUS' featuring MICHAEL JACKSON.In 1995 Normski moved to Channel 4 to
launch "BOARD STUPID" the first ever Snowboard show
on British TV which he not only presented, but also directed
filmed inserts with stars like GOLDIE in Austria. Normski's TV
credits also include many appearances on shows presenting features
on Break dancing, Photography, Fashion, Style and Youth Culture
Normski has hosted a number of major
international live events introducing some of the biggest names
in show business and sport to crowds in excess of 80,000, including
the Lovebox weekender with Groove Armada and Mylo headlining
the mainstage, Jazz cafePicnic in Kenwood Hampstead, Jazz stage
at the Phoenix festival 95/96/9, ENERGY 96 festival of dance
music in Zurich Switzerland, The SONY stage at the BBC Big Bash
and The Pepsi Max Mania Extreme sports event in Manchester.
After presenting the 2000 Notting Hill
Carnival gala at the Millennium Dome, Normski was invited to
do a mini series of Live webcasts of Music and interviews for
the Jazz Cafe in London and a DJ set for Muhammad Ali and Lennox
Lewis as well as a stint as Project Consultant with leading media
design group The Deepend on the www. Technics1210.com site which
celebrates 30 years of DJ culture, and recorded the soundtrack
for the launch of the new Smart car in the UKGenerally considered to be the top UK
commentator on all things urban, Normski is keeping the focus
firmly on the future, internacting with and championing Urban
activity worldwide.He recently co produced
5 short films based on stories of his experiences using his photography
for Channel 4.
His regular DJ sets plus his weekly radio
show now in its 8th year keep him mainly in the UK these
days but Normski keeps the focus firmly on the pulse of the future,
communicating all Urban, Dance and style Activity Worldwide.
DJ Philly is Londons hottest female DJ, with
residencies at ChinaWhite, Fabric, The End, Heaven, Queer Nation,
Raffles, plus regular appearances at Pacha, Ministry of Sound,
and Café de Paris plus regular international gigs around
the world. This year alone Philly has played at private parties
for the Sweeney Todd Premiere, P Diddy, Hugo Boss, and Gucci.
She is truly a master-musician in her approach and regularly
plays RnB, Hip-Hop, Old Skool, 80s Soul, fused with
the finest Electro, Funky, and Deep House.
combination has secured her regular international gigs in Russia,
Australia, Thailand, Greece, France, Spain, and the Ukraine.DJ Philly is a regular feature at celebrity
events at home and abroad such as Kelis Tasty
Album release party, Smooves 3rd Birthday Party at Ministry
Of Sound, the launch of Supermodels for Chilli TV
in Cannes, Attitude magazines 10th Birthday Party, and
recently the opening of Moscow's exclusive Z Lounge,
and a launch party for Oakley Sunglasses.
She also appears at
major festivals and Pride events, playing to over 2,000 people
at the Purple In The Park Festival in 2002, at Wild Fruits
events at the Brighton Dome 2002/3, and most recently at Facepartys
exclusive Carnivale de lEtrange at the Atlantis
Gallery.Philly regularly plays for celebrity
crowds, including Paris Hilton, Johnny Depp, the Black Eyed Peas,
Alexander McQueen, Ludacris, Julian Macdonald, Jermaine Dupri,
Timbaland, Orlando Bloom, and George Michael to name but a few.
She also regularly plays alongside some of the industrys
biggest talents, including: Kelis, The Scissor Sisters, Danny
Rampling, DJ Disciple, Barbara Tucker, Kurtis Mantronix, Norman
Jay (MBE), Jazzy Jeff, Lisa Lashes, Sonique, Shortee Blitz, Semtex,
Masterstepz, Boy George, Lisa Pin Up, Krafty Kutz, Deep Dish,
The Freestylers, and Angie Brown. Alongside this, Philly has
an impressive and varied client list including Hugo Boss, Gucci,
LeviStrauss, W Hotels, Oakley, Volvo, Quintessentially, Faceparty,
Diageo, Attitude Magazine, and Martini.
Alongside her DJ and promotion career,
Philly has also worked and written for Rolling Stone magazine
in New York, as well as taking her talents on air as both a producer
and presenter. She pioneered Purple radios first, and immensely
successful URBAN DNA show, from there she moved on
to present the Funk Sessions on Unknown 97.1FM, and
then on to co-hosting the Firmed Up show with Kinky
D every Saturday on Urban Fresh 96.1FM. Philly is now moving
onward and upwards to more radio, voice-over, and TV work in
a variety of genres.
Mirror "DJ Philly soon got Paris Hilton grinding
on the dancefloor!"
Magazine "A serious presence on the decks - her sheer
talent and finess are guaranteed to fill every dance floor she
With talent and
determination Emma Feline has achieved international status and
recognition as a leading urban DJ. She began mixing UK Garage
in 1997 and has been playing Hip Hop and R&B since 2000, adding Funky House to her repertoire in recent years.
Her precise mixing, formidable selection and versatile style
works any crowd into a frenzy, and her record box has been a
passport to jet set around the world. From India to America,
Estonia to Barbados, Dubai to Ibiza, the list goes on.
career literally began overnight when DJ Funky Smith asked if
she wanted to stand in for him at Bar Code in London. Even though
Emma had only been shown the ropes a week before, she went for
it and was immediately offered a weekly residency. She
quickly joined forces with Lynda Phoenix, another female DJ who
shared her passion for music. The duo made their radio debut
a few weeks later after blagging the Sunday 6am- 8am slot on
pirate radio London Underground. Within a year they were
promoted to Sunday afternoon and set up London's Most Wanted,
an all girl DJ collective that became of great interest to the
media. Guest appearances with Steve Jackson, The Dreem Teem,
and Woman's hour on Radio 4, newspaper and magazine features
in The Guardian, Time Out, Evening Standard, DJ Magazine and
Touch along with T.V interviews and documentaries on Channel
4 and MTV gave the exposure needed to secure bookings at many
high profile UK events including a residency with Twice As Nice
at The End.
1999 Upfront FM was the pirate du jour, and Emma was one of their
flagship DJ's.n 2002 she joined London's No 1 for Hip Hop and
R&B Choice FM (owned by Capital) to host the Wednesday night
'Raw Selection', and in January 2004 her musical knowledge and
presenting skills were rewarded with promotion to a Sunday daytime
London Most Wanted split Emma began touring the USA three times
a year, building up a faithful following in New York, Baltimore,
North Carolina, Washington DC, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Miami, Gainesville,
Seattle, LA and Dallas, where she is hailed as a major pioneer
of UK Garage and 2 Step. During these trips she would hunt down
the latest Hip Hop and R&B records before their UK release.
just a talented DJ, Emma Feline turned her skills to the studio,
producing and remixing tracks under the alias of London's Most
Wanted, Fierce and Funky and Tombraider and setting up her own
label 'Stereotherapy' - The gold selling compilation 'Twice as
Nice, Urban Flava's was one of the largest selling urban compilation's
ever - being expertly mixed mixed by Emma and Steve Sutherland,
and featuring her own productions 'Indian Summer'.
her fingure on the pulse of a vibrant UK Emma was also approached
by Tense Magazine in 2003 to write her own column. The aptly
named 'Decks in the City' is bursting with candid stories, collected
on her DJ travels, and she took the concept with her when she
was asked to join Touch Magazine in 2005.
(1999) Fierce & Funky - 'Everybody'(Stereotherapy), (1999)Fierce & Funky - 'Pump Up' (Stereotherapy), (2000)
Fierce Funky Remix - 'Come Together' (Dance Off Records), (2000)
London's Most Wanted Remix - Ft. Valerie M 'Positive In Motion'
(Nice 'n' Ripe), (2000) London's Most Wanted Remix
- Mykila 'Who's Stalking Me?' (Dance Off Records), (2001)
Tombraider - '911' (All Good Records), (2001) Tombraider
- 'Get Crunked Up' (All Good Records), (2001) Feline v
Davie G Remix - Nu Future 'I Can't Wait' (Radar), (2002) Feline
v Paleface - 'Indian Summer' (Stereotherapy), (2002) Twice As
Nice Urban Flava's Compilation (Warner Music)
of NILE RECORDS, Madam Zu is looking forward to another
great year of amazing DJ gigs, production and vinyl releases
to consolidate her profile as purveyor of one of the most exciting
DJ sounds around
have releases on MOHAWK, NILE & AZTEC (who can forget scorchers
"The Red Pill" and "Spinback") that remix
of ANDY FARLEYS "The Warning" and a string of other
consistantly played hard house faves have pushed Julia to the
forefront of popularity, resulting in extensive club tours of
the US and Canada, as well as aking her from top UK nights such
as PENDRAGON, RIPSNORTER & CHEEKY LITTLE MONKEY to the bizarre
experiences of Japanese clubland in TOKYO and OSAKA.
find Madam Zu an welcome addition to our urban section having
widened her style selection in recent years from her well-known
hard trance/danc/house rockers to include awesome Breakbeat and
Drum 'n' Bass sets which have a whole new set of dance fans going
nuts to her performances and rightly so - check the mixes to
Taylor is not only lucky enough to play urban music - he actually
gets paid to write about it too as a 10-year journalist with his
own column, reviews & club chart for the eminent Blues &
Soul Magazine - that is when he's not hosting club tour nights
for them, or producing the official mix CD ' Miss E So Addictive'
for superstar Missy Elliott or DJ'ing for celebrity launch parties/after
parties such as those for Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Usher,
Kelis, MOBO Awards, Faith Evans, Beenie Man & Wu-Tang Clan
Stretch is a respected and versatile club/radio DJ, remixer & promoter of 20 years, trailblazing the urban music scene since the late 80's, currently bringing spreading the joy of long-running 'Ghetto Heaven Show' to listeners of Colourful radio, with a diverse selection of new and classic soul, R&B and hip-hop, plus exclusive interviews and mixes. Stretch has been presenting his 'Ghetto Heaven Show' on various radio stations over the last 10 years including Essex FM, RamJam, Rhythm FM and Flames FM with guest interviews such as legends Roy Ayers, D.J. Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Roachford & Guru.
Highlights of his career include producing the mix CD for Missy Elliott's multi-million selling album 'Miss E So Addictive', being the DJ at celebrity parties for superstars Pharrell Williams & Snoop Dogg, and DJ'ing at high profile worldwide events like Pacha & Privilege in Ibiza, Ministry Of Sound, MOBO Awards afterparty, TwiceAsNice, Jazz Cafe, Cookies&Cream and in Ayia
Napa, Greece & Dubai.
He's been the UK tour DJ for American acts Mario Winans, Kindred The Family Soul, Fabolous, Fatman Scoop and Mica Paris,Terri Walker,
Ty, Tashas World, Roll Deep, Omar, Iceberg Slimm & Hinda
Hicksand has deejayed at launch parties for Kelis, Faith Evans, Beenie Man & WuTang Clan, as well as playing for most notable urban clubs in the UK and internationally
with highlights including Ministry Of Sound London, Privilege Ibiza, Pacha Ibiza(Subliminal
Sessions), Jazz Cafe, 10 Rooms, Trap, Cookies&Cream, Fresh
Cream/Exposure, Kabaret Prophecy, Mash, Embassy, Café
De Paris, NYT, Click, Rainforest Café, Cargo, Greece,
Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Ireland, Scotland, Wales & annual
events including Notting Hill Carnival, TMF Music Festival, SoulVille
& Soul Village Weekenders.
He's promoted the 'Boating Club' soul cruises for over a decade, been a music journalist for Blues&Soul Magazine for 10 years, compiles the MIS European Urban chart, plus at the turn of the millennium produced the underground R&B hit record 'Now That Were Together' for Vicki Young on Dome Records - a commercially released underground
R&B hit gaining a top 5 position in the HMV & Blues&Soul
charts and also mixed & produced the 'Urban Flavas' mix compilation
for EastWest Records(Warner Bros.) as well as the mix CD for
the solo project by Cherise from Big Brovaz as well as offering
remix & production for established & upcoming artists.
In 2007 Stretch was voted in a list of the top 40 black music DJ's of the last 40 years, but not one to rest on his laurels, Stretch goes from strength to strength and 20 years on shows no sign of giving up the groove - you can't keep a good soulman down.
Dee Majek (MAPP Records Europe) "Whenever anyone talks about urban music , the one superlative thing that's mentioned by promoters & punters alike is DJ Stretch Taylor, Stretch rocks the clubs"
Every sound has a beat and every DJ has a sound, music is about creation which reflects personality, style passion and perseverance. These are a few of the many attributes that can make the DJs turntables their own. Larizzle has triumphed his way through the London scene, eight long years of hard work, dedication and applying his own talents in many genres of MOBO music. Whatever mood you want to be in, you will be infused with sounds from House to Hip Hop, Afrobeat to Dubstep and a whole lot more in between making Larizzle one of the most versatile DJs in the UK., and one of the most sought after of the nu-breed of Urban entertainers
Behind every success story lies a solid foundation, Larizzle's talent was born, nurtured and bloomed in London's prestigious West End. Club Metra, Penthouse, Funky Buddha, Aura and Stanza are just a few of the renowned clubs where his early DJ reputation was forged - that reputation leading on to bigger and better things. Larizzle officially joined Stormparties, a UK collective of entertainment provider and is also a part of the Trendsetters projectwhich provide monthly podcasts through iTunes.
Wiz Khalifa, Nas, Damian Marley, Flo-Rida, Neyo, Chipmunk, SWAY, JLS, French Montana, Giggs, and Donaeo are just a small number of talented artists Larizzle has collaborated with in recent years. Global names such as Tim Westwood, Trever Nelson, Artful Dodger, Pendulum, Heartless Crew and Grooverider have had the pleasure of working with Larizzle, respected as a thorough professional and purveyor of one of the slickest urban DJ sets in the UK. Larizzle has also worked for a number of recognised urban radio stations including: Phatbeats.net, DejaVu Fm and Delightfm.com. From this experience, DJ Larizzle has been able to develop his skills to become an accomplished radio presenter and from this, has allowed him to have regular guest features on BBC Radio 1Xtra in addition to a regular show on London's Bang Radio. Larizzle has also had TV show appearances on BBC Three and MTV.
International venues have also been a feature of the Larizzle experience - with Amsterdam lucky enough to sample Larizzles delights, a fun filled annual residency in Aiya Napa, Cyprus a regular feature in the Larizzle schedule, and pioneering forays to Slovenian dancefloors with his sublime UK Funky House sound being just a few.
Larizzle has become widely known for the quality and quantity of his mixtape releases suporting a variety of musical genres, which have recieved many thousands of downloads across the world. Culminating in Larizzle heading for the 2012 Official Mixtape Awards ceremony to pick up the coveted award for 'Best Mixtape Compilation'.
It’s not just the huge Larizzle fanbase and respect of industry peers that support his upward momentum - his popularity and taste-maker status was further recognisedwhen Jack & Jones, the European clothing brand became his official sponsors in 2010.
It would be safe to say he is a man of talent and style, but also one to take home to the mother. Obtaining two degrees, one in Biomedical Science and the othera Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research Masters degree, show there's is a whole hidden depth to this man of music - 'definitely not your average DJ' which is why we are extremely pleased to welcome him to the Sparkle roster .