More Fire Crew

“Oi, who’s that More Fire Crew?

More Fire Crew are made up of 3 East London icons repping Waltham Forest set Grime on fire back in 2002 with their anthem “Oi!” (featuring Platinum 45), blazing straight into the top ten of the UK Singles Chart.

But they ain’t just one-hit wonders. More Fire Crew’s been everywhere — Top of the Pops, Pepsi Chart, even Nickelodeon. And let’s not forget their 2002 MOBO Nomination, solidifying their status as Grime legends.

But these guys refuse to be boxed in. Neeko, Ozzie B & DJ Sean Bartana keep it fresh, blending Garage, Grime, Drill & Trap effortlessly. Neeko summed it up perfectly, ‘We vibe with the beat, not the genre. And that’s never changing.’

These dudes live and breathe music. From remixing Gabrielle’s “Dreams” to tearing it up on tour with The Streets, they’ve done it all.

Live, they’re on another level. DJ Sean Bartana’s infamous for bringing tracks back again and again, keeping the energy through the roof. ‘We want you feeling the same vibes we do,’ they say. And trust, they deliver, with shows that leave you buzzing for days.

From BBC Radio 1 Live to Garage Nation, Wireless Festival to GRM Daily Awards, they’re everywhere.

Now, it’s 2024, and guess what? More Fire Crew’s back with brand new music, cooking up that heat once again, ready to take the world by storm, they’re about to set the scene ablaze. Stay tuned!

Flawless

Flawless was founded by Marlon “Swoosh” Wallen in 2004 and went public in 2005. Music and Dance has always been his heart and passion since the tender age of 4. Marlon’s early influences included Michael Jackson, James Brown, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, The Nicholas Brothers and a host of other naturally gifted performers.
Marlon’s dream has been to mirror his influences and become a major director – choreographer – performer with the aim to inspire people with his creativity and passion for dance.
Marlon’s aim was to present a different vision for an entertainer’s lifestyle and successfully achieved such, as for more than a decade, Flawless have been turning street dance on its head – and not just with all their upside down spectacular spinning but more so by having exceptional technical abilities as well as a charismatic approach and a razor sharp sense of style, Flawless have and are continuing to make a tremendous contribution to the evolution of dance.
Their sophisticated and mature execution has always enabled them to stand out from everyone else! Since starring on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 as well as becoming a house hold name, Flawless have appeared in smash hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 & 2, headlined for the Royal Family performing at the Queens Diamond Jubilee concert alongside Kylie Minogue, Performed for the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics, heated things up with the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing professionals, and made history collaborating with the exceptional English National Ballet.

Paris Cesvette

Paris Cesvette’s remarkable journey from a music enthusiast to a globally
celebrated music producer and DJ is a testament to her unwavering dedication
and boundless creativity. Her ability to transcend musical boundaries and touch
the hearts of audiences worldwide sets her apart as an icon in the industry.
With a legacy of innovation and a passion for positive impact, Paris Cesvette
continues to shape the future of music, leaving an indelible mark on the world
of sound.

From a young age, Paris’s deep-seated passion for music was evident. Raised
in a diverse cultural environment, her early experiences were imbued with a rich
tapestry of musical influences. This formative period laid the groundwork for
her extraordinary journey into the realm of music production and DJing.

Paris Cesvette’s DJ sets are a testament to her remarkable ability to seamlessly
blend genres, creating a sonic experience that transcends conventional
boundaries. Her sets are marked by their infectious energy, flawless transitions,
and an intuitive understanding of crowd dynamics. From soulful house to
electrifying beats, Paris curates an unforgettable journey for her audiences.
Global Acclaim and International Reach:
Paris Cesvette’s influence extends far beyond her hometown, captivating
audiences in some of the most iconic venues and festivals worldwide. Her
international appeal is a testament to the universal language of her music. With
a dedicated global fanbase, Paris continuesto set the standard for excellence
in both production and live performances.

Throughout her illustrious career, Paris Cesvette has been the recipient of
numerous awards, acknowledging her groundbreaking contributions to the
music industry. Her chart-topping tracks and critically acclaimed albums have
solidified her status as a trailblazer in contemporary music production.

Beyond her musical achievements, Paris Cesvette is a staunch advocate for
social causes and community engagement. Her efforts to use her platform for
positive change have earned her admiration from fans and peers alike. Whether
through charity events or mentorship programs, Paris remains dedicated to
uplifting and inspiring the next generation of artists.

The Orator

Boston Williams-Jackson, known as “The Orator,” is a British-born African poet, author, and activist with a reputation for powerful performances and the ability to convey complex ideas through his art. He has received accolades such as a Royal Television Society Award for his short VR film, “When Something Happens.”

The Orator is a working-class voice that cuts through political noise, blending local influences with cutting-edge creativity. He has embraced new technologies, such as accepting Bitcoin for his album “Vernacular” and collaborating with VR production company Boom Clap Play. His performances have taken him to international stages, including the North Sea Jazz Club in Thailand and the Vernacular Book Launch in the Netherlands.

With two full collections of poetry, “Vernacular” (2019) and “Florilegium” (2021), The Orator has established himself as a respected writer. He has also contributed essays, including one on the Black Lives Matter Movement for the magazine Black Ink. Additionally, he was a frequent contributor to the local Leicester newsletter, Temperature On The Street, during the pandemic.

Known for his hosting abilities, The Orator has a reputation for creating engaging atmospheres and championing emerging artists. He has hosted events for renowned performers such as Akala, KRS 1, and Onyx, showcasing his talent for connecting with diverse audiences and creating memorable experiences.

Ray Keith

Ray Keith is one of the UK’s most respected names in jungle and drum and bass, often regarded as one of the Godfathers of Jungle and DnB. Renowned for his bass-heavy yet soulful sounds and seamless skills both in production and performance, this iconic DJ, producer and record label boss has remained at the pinnacle of the scene, since helping to pioneer the genre three decades ago.

With his roots tending vinyl at the historic Black Market Records London, Ray burst onto the scene in the early 90s as a DJ on the UK rave circuit. When his remix of Orbital’s ‘Chime’ dropped in 1992, he was immediately propelled into the limelight as one of the UK’s most celebrated producers. With an abundance of remixes hitting the streets throughout jungle’s mid-90s “Golden Era,”  Ray soon became known as the don of the “rerub”—with well over 100 jungle and drum and bass remixes released—including reworks of Moby’s “Yes Yes,” Congo Natty’s “Police in Helicopter,” and Baby D’s “Let Me Be Your Fantasy.”

Witnessing a musical revolution with the emergence of jungle/drum and bass, dubstep and grime, Ray Keith built his sound from the ground up; along with one of the most important labels in the industry: Dread Recordings, which turns 30 this year.

Ray Keith’s mixes have been featured on countless shows including BBC Radio1, Blueprint, and most recently Thames Delta Radio—which was nominated in the top 6 DNBAwards Best Radio Show. His shows reach audiences of 25k a week, with guests having included the likes of Roni Size, Heartless Crew, and Dizzee Rascal. He also releases a monthly Dread Radio Podcast of upfront cutting edge jungle and drum and bass, which is revered as one of the best DnB streams in the world—as well as running a regular Blueprint night in London.

With Ray’s productions weaving together a canvas of past, present and future jungle, his 8 studio albums are mere chapters of a greater body of work in drum and bass culture. The story of his experience is best encapsulated with his recent biography “Dark Soldier” which shares his unique perspective on the growth of the jungle movement. Always a trailblazer, you can find him of late crushing it at festivals like Boomtown, We Out Here, Leeds Fest and Bang Face Weekender, and smashing up dance floors with his band Renegade Live and Dread label DJ tours all over Europe.

A true visionary in the genre with his unique twist of soulful heavy-edged jungle, Ray Keith remains at the forefront of drum and bass culture….Catch this legend all over North America in 2024!

Illmatika

Illmatika also aptly known as the ‘DnbSoulbrother’ is an accomplished host, recording artist and an overall well-rounded MC. A student of the Jungle pirate radio era, Illmatika developed his craft on stations such as Kool fm and Rinse fm, performing at such events as Boomtown Festival, V Recordings, Virus Recordings, One Nation, Jungle Fever, Renegade Hardware, Jungle Splash, Telepathy to name a few and has fast become a main feature in the legendary V Recordings camp.
Illmatika has been performing for years all over Europe and the UK reaching as far wide as Malaysia and a resident for Austrian promotion Morphed where he has hosted for the likes of Storm, Dbridge, Skeptical, Ed Rush and Optical.

A respected ‘MC’ on the scene known for his rap driven style that knows how to compliment the music with a methodical grace, thought provoking lyrics to with a skilful art of adapting across every style of drum n bass.

In recent years Illmatika has been making big waves on the soulful, musical side of Drum n Bass with releases on V Recordings, where he has delivered modern day quality classics in delivering the tunes ‘Her Name Is’ and ‘Already Know You ‘that currently has over a millions streams gaining commercial radio play creating his own lane with his soulful prowess and highly imaginative conceptual videos.
For the last two years, Illmatika has been working on a Live Project performing with a live 7 piece band that brings to life his drum n bass releases in an exciting show, 2023 saw this performed at Boomtown and Hootananny.
His ability to host, bring a soulful vibe to a set and whip up the crowd has seen Jungle, Liquid and neurofunk promotors on the circuit pencil him in on their line ups. Ascending and creating his own lane, illmatika is an ‘MC’ with substance and one to watch going forward.

Currently reaping the rewards of his hard work and earning his rep as one of the most respected & versatile artists in the scene, this was recently co-signed by the Godfathers of Jungle Drum n Bass when they invited him to work alongside them for their Christmas Radio Show.

mddiction

Lorenzo Giuliano, also known as mddiction, is a Sicilian-born DJ and music producer based in the UK. With over a decade of experience as a professional DJ under various aliases, mddiction has toured Europe and performed at some of the biggest and most renowned venues in the capital, with iconic locations such as Ministry of Sound, Electric Brixton, Studio 338, XOYO and Fabric having borne witness to his electrifying performances.

Known for his eclectic taste and unparalleled ability to read and feel a crowd, Lorenzo is widely respected for his talent as a music selector. He prides himself on creating memorable and immersive experiences for his audiences, drawing from a vast knowledge of music and an intuitive understanding of what moves people.

In addition to his acclaim as a DJ, mddiction continues to produce his own music and carve out his own space in the industry. His breakout release “Riding High”, a dance track that sampled “Pushing On” by the Quantic Soul Orchestra, garnered widespread attention in the electronic music scene and was followed with the much anticipated release of “SK”, a pop-house record featuring evocative lyrics layered over catchy melodies and striking piano chords.

With his unique style, undeniable talent, and unwavering passion for the art form, mddiction is a rising star in the electronic music community and is poised to be a name to watch on the global stage for years to come.

Tippa Irie

Tippa Irie embarked on his musical journey in South London, performing on his father’s Sound System called Musical Messiah. Recognizing his talent, family members encouraged him to participate in local talent competitions. Not only did the local Sound Systems in the area acknowledge his abilities, but they also invited him to perform on their own systems.

At the age of 17, Tippa had his first recording experience with Sir Lloyd on the LGR record label, where he released his debut record titled “The Opposite.” Shortly after, he had a breakthrough opportunity when he joined King Tubby’s Sound. After spending a few years there, Dennis Rowe and Lloyd Francis from Saxon Sound System discovered Tippa’s exceptional talent and invited him to join Saxon Sound in South London.

Saxon Sound System became a prominent figure in the UK Reggae and Dancehall scene, playing a significant role in launching the careers of various artists such as Maxi Priest, Papa Levi, Smiley Culture, Tippa’s sister Miss Irie, Daddy Colonel, Daddy Rusty, Roger Robin, and Peter King, who introduced the fast talking style that Saxon MC’s became famous for.

The sessions held by Saxon Sound were recorded on cassette tapes and gained popularity as they circulated. Tippa and Saxon Sound gained fame across the UK, USA, Europe, and Jamaica. Record labels like Virgin, Greensleeves, Island, Ariwa, and Fashion became interested in the artists associated with the Sound.

Tippa accepted a recording contract from Greensleeves and released “Jus a Speak” with Daddy Colonel. He followed it up with a series of successful singles, including “Good to have the feeling you’re the best,” “Complain Neighbour,” and “Hello Darling,” which topped the British Reggae charts. “Hello Darling” also reached number 22 on the British National charts and achieved success in Europe and the Caribbean.

“Hello Darling” was featured on Tippa’s debut album, “Is it really happening to me,” released in 1986. Since then, he has released 15 studio albums, featuring several number one hits such as “Ragamuffin girl” ft. Peter Hunnigale and “Superwoman” ft. Winsome in 1989, as well as “Stress” ft. Lloyd Brown in the 90s.

During the 90s, Tippa experienced great success. He collaborated with Mad Professor in 1994 to create the critically acclaimed album “Rebel on the roots corner.” In the same decade, he recorded “Shouting for the gunners” for the Arsenal Football Team, which reached the top 30 in the British pop charts. Another notable hit from the 90s was “It’s a love thing” ft. Lloyd Brown.

Tippa has showcased his talent on every continent, performing at renowned events like Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica and touring 12 cities in China, all 50 states in America, almost every country in Europe, and various locations in Asia, Australia, and Africa.

His talent has attracted artists from all over the world, leading to collaborations in various music genres. He has worked with the Black Eyed Peas, being nominated for a Grammy in 2004 for the hit single “Hey Mama.” He also contributed to their album “Monkey Business” on the track “Dum Diddley.” Additionally, he has collaborated with Maxi Priest, Peter Spence, Pato Banton, and many others.

In 2016, Tippa achieved success once again with his album “Living the Dream,” which features a mix of Reggae Dancehall, Soca, Hip Hop, Pop, and Afro Beat. The album includes collaborations with Peter Hunnigale, General Levy, Safiyah, Sun-I-Tafari, and more. Tippa received positive feedback and response from this album.

In 2018, Tippa embarked on a tour with UK reggae legend David “RamJam” Rodigan, performing with the 25-piece Outlook orchestra to sold-out crowds, celebrating 40 years in the reggae business.

In 2022, Tippa released his 18th career album titled “I’m An African,” featuring 16 tracks that delve into socio-political issues and celebrate life at the dancehall. The album was well-received, and Tippa toured Europe, performing at various festivals and events.

In 2023, Tippa expanded his horizons by becoming a published author. His autobiography, “Stick To My Roots,” was released to critical acclaim and reached number one on two separate Amazon UK bestseller lists.

Aside from his successful career as a performer, Tippa has established himself as an author, a top radio DJ, a record producer, and the owner of his own studio. He continuously reinvents himself and explores different genres to keep his music fresh and appealing to audiences of all ages. Tippa remains one of the most accomplished entertainers from the UK and proudly represents the UK scene wherever he goes. He splits his time between London and Jamaica.

DJ Krome & Mr Time

DJ Krome & Mr Time started their journey in 1985 as a DJ MC hip hop duo. Going to the same school in hackney, they were influenced by Soundsystem, hip hop and soul music. When in 1987 they discovered acid house music, everything changed. Taken in by this new sound, they followed some of the older guys in the neighbourhood to Camden palace on a Friday night and discovered a revolution called rave, and they have been raving ever since. Soon after, a life in music production started. After releasing the first track on suburban base ( boogie times ) they went on to produce some of the biggest tunes of the rave era, including the slammer, sounds of the underground, ganja man and the licence amongst many others. with a transition to starting their own label, Tearin Vinyl. This led them to the stage where DJ Krome and Mr Time became DJ/MC Act performing across the country and abroad. Today they both only DJ, playing a mix of new and old jungle and hardcore.

GTA – Girls Take Action

GTA – Girls Take Action is one of the UK’s pioneering all-female Drum’n’Bass crews, dedicated to showcasing female talent in a predominantly male-dominated scene. Led by V Dubz, the crew consists of V Dubz herself, Enamie, and Iffy.

V Dubz’s journey to turn her dream into reality began in 2009, when she and Lady Blazer were among the few all-female acts in the Drum’n’Bass industry. Recognizing the uniqueness of their collaboration, V Dubz and Lady Blazer continued to perform together on the renowned radio station Rough Tempo. Their show, “Feminine Takeover,” became a platform to promote female talent in a scene that had long disregarded women’s voices.

However, their efforts were not without resistance. While not explicitly stated, it was clear to V Dubz that the male-dominated world of Drum’n’Bass viewed “Feminine Takeover” as a threat to their flourishing scene. Despite this, V Dubz patiently waited for the right moment to make her mark while also building her own successful career.

In 2014, V Dubz returned with renewed determination, this time joined by MC Enamie. Together with Lady Blazer, they once again took to the airwaves of Rough Tempo. This time, they made history by showcasing over 15 talented women from across the country, a world-exclusive in the Drum’n’Bass realm.

Not content with their achievements, V Dubz sought to give even more female artists a platform. In 2015, she invited several hidden talents from the drum and bass scene to participate in another all-female show on Rough Tempo. This idea gained popularity among ravers and supporters of the GTA brand, solidifying its position as a choice destination for discovering and supporting female talent.

The final addition to the crew was Iffy, the youngest and most promising MC of the group. With her inclusion, GTA – Girls Take Action underwent a rebranding and evolved into the esteemed Drum’n’Bass crew it is today, cherished by fans and enthusiasts alike.