Mr C, the DJ and producer who used to run the much-loved London nightclub The End, has started a new mini-festival in London — and wants it to grow into an annual event to rival Movement in Detroit.
“Even though London was the birthplace of dance music culture as we know it in the late 80s, it's never had its own cutting-edge dance music festival,” Mr C told DJ Mag.
One of the great characters in global electronic music, Mr C is a visionary, artist, actor and activist. He’s been prominent in the underground for 30 years now — famously subverting the mainstream when rapping “Es are good” on prime-time telly when part of chart-topping act The Shamen — and has inspired and helped countless people with their careers in music, and rocked literally thousands of dancefloors.
Mr C has declared that he is now boycotting Israel, due to the persistent shelling of Gaza by Israeli government forces. Over the weekend, Israel struck a school in Gaza for the third time — over 400 Palestinian children have now been killed in the conflict.
Mr C has been talking to DJ Mag about a number of things. The DJ, producer, rapper, sometime club-owner, Superfreq promoter and label owner and budding actor always has a lot to say — and the first thing we're going to show you from his entertaining filmed interview is his views on 'Deadmau5 going techno'.
Mr C, the tech-house DJ/producer, former co-owner of The End nightclub in London and ex-rapper from pioneering dance act The Shamen, is auctioning off the codpiece he wore on Top Of The Pops — for charity.
The Superfreq head honcho wore the fetish item when The Shamen were performing their controversial No.1 single 'Ebeneezer Goode'. Watch it here:
Every Friday we stream the world's best DJs live from our office in East London.
This week, our Funktion One equipped 'Room of Boom' welcomes Mr C and his Superfreq crew!
Mr C will be joined by label-mate Affie Yusef for two hours of deep, tech house.
Mr C is a man known almost as well for his outspoken nature as for his music - just read our recent feature for more evidence.
The vinyl-loving tech house DJ took to his Facebook page on Friday night to dismiss laptop DJs as lazy and condem them for disturbing 'real DJs' when plugging in soundcards etc.
He does make exceptions for DJs who use laptops to be more creative but implies they are in a major minority.