Line-up /Diamond D
Hosted by MC Prankster
With resident DJs
DJ 279 playing DJ Premier
Spin Doctor playing J-Dilla
DJ MK playing Neptunes
Hosted by MC Prankster
Pre-Club gig featuring Tanya Morgan, Frank Nitty (Frank & Dank) & Mystro live
Tickets available for £7.50 for gig or £12 for gig and On The Real.
Diamond D is a powerhouse in of Hip-Hop. A DJ, Producer and Rapper from the birthplace of the art, the Bronx, where he got his start as a DJ for the Zulu Nation’s Jazzy Jay. He started producing as one half of Ultimate Force alongside Master Rob who’s 1988 album “I’m Not Playin” featured future DITC collaborator Fat Joe as well as Diamond D’s first appearance on the mic but did not see the light of day till it’s 2007 release due to label politics. In 1992 he released the first of his 5 albums the classic “Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop” which saw him rise to the top of the most wanted producers list and make beats for Busta Rhymes, KRS One, Pharoahe Monch, The Pharcyde, The Fugees, House of Pain, Cypress Hill, to name just a few, and of course a host of the DITC collaborators including Big L, Sadat X & Fat Joe.
Tonight he will be blessing a packed house of London’s Hip-Hop heads to a DJ set of the 45’s he has unearthed over the years of digging throughout the record shops of the world so expect a blend of classic Soul & Breaks that will blow your mind. If that were not enough he will also performing a handful of his classic tracks live so this is the only place to be if you believe in the power of the beats!
DJ 279 has been rocking the airwaves since 1992 on London’s Choice FM. With MOBO nominations coming thick and fast `alongside other awards throughout the year and gigs around the world it is fair to say that Numbers has the ear of the underground with every MC worth his weight in gold plaques coming though the show to shout out London. His sets at On The Real have become a highlight of the night and always leave the dance-floors sweating and smiling.
DJ MK first came to prominence through his now infamous mid 90's mixtapes that are still the prize possessions of those wise enough to keep their tape decks well oiled. They now represent the blueprint for the sounds that MK will be spinning at this new night. When away from his day jobs as Roots Manuva's DJ & as Kiss FM's Thursday night Hip-Hop DJ extraordinaire he will be found doing what he does best, rocking crowds with the sounds of his beloved Hip-Hop.
Spin Doctor is the driving force behind the phenomenal success of The Doctor's Orders and while not planning domination of the UK's party scene is most at ease behind a set of decks. The early influence of his 5 older brothers and sisters record collections developed into an obsession with soul tinged music of all styles which he uses to this day when treating dance-floors to his fearless sets of party platters.
On mic duties as ever is the host with the most MC Prankster with his combination of Caribbean and American heritage combined with his London swagger there is nowhere to hide but the dance-floor with him hyping the party.