I was born and raised in Stoke Newington where it all started for me. I was obsessed with vinyl from around the age of 6. Watching my dad play them in our living room and also watching him set up amps, speakers and tape decks where my technical knowledge first started. At 16, I managed to get my first belt driven turntable set up and was DJing in my bedroom. At 18 (1998) my association with Kool started. Initially assisting to set up and take down studios and eventually got my first shows playing early hours Saturday mornings. After having a brief break from Kool due to studying, I came back assisting behind the scenes and play bi-weekly with the Ragga Twins (R.T.C) which is a great honour for me. I play various styles of drum and bass including ragga, liquid and jump up.
Devious D got his name from school where he was always in trouble but managed to keep getting out of it..... So was then given the name, Devious!
In the late 80s, Devious D played Hip Hop for the local sound ‘Solar Force´ and fast became known as one of the best scratch DJs in the area. In 1990, Devious D came 3rd in the regional Technics DMC Mixing Championships.
Every Monday night between 1900-2100 GMT
Join Future Thinkin and their band of followers for their weekly journey through the land of Drum and Bass. As always the show is expertly hosted by Shylo:MC and Vocalist I-One and DJ DM C.U.T. will continue to demonstrate the skills that have earned him the tag "The Specialist" - Expect everything from the filthiest Jump Up to the Deepest Dub presented in FT's unmistakable "Music First" style...
London Carnival, Shock sound system, Brian Gee, 1994 is where it all began for Lipton. From there he has been on numerous radio stations such as: Dream Fm, Don Fm, Crystal Fm, Upfront Fm and Kool FM to name but a few.
In 1995 he met up with Paul Roast and worked on a series of different projects that, involved the creation of FreshFm, a club event and a DJ Agency called Young Gunz.
Shockin B (DJ/MC) has been involved in the underground hardcore jungle scene since the early 90's. He started his professional career as a rapper and was a member of a jazz fusion band called The Fuzz Junkies.
Self taught to mix and chat/rap etc as a follow on from school and playground antics and sound system days. Shockin' also shared skills and tips with many youngsters during many workshops he tutored at his local youth centre.
Established in 1991, collectively known as the X-Rated Kru. Fly, Ricochet and Mc Reg started off as three individuals showcasing their skill in their bedrooms, and this quickly developed into a passion and a desire to demonstrate their capabilities to a wider audience. Embarking upon an early morning radio show on one of the most popular London pirate radio stations at the time, they swiftly moved up the rota to a primetime show and shortly after opportunities came to perform at some great events across the UK. After making their long-awaited return, the X-Rated Kru have now added the lyrically talented master of ceremonies, Raider with his unique freestyle and variety of Mc’ing styles that are sure to engage any crowd. Fly and Ricochet continue to push the boundaries playing a wide range of DnB styles mixed with jungle and Old Skool favourites.
Daniel was there from the beginning of Dance culture. Starting his 20 year DJ journey with seminal London party Labrynth where he remained Resident for 5 years until 1994.
Through out the 90s Billy Daniel Bunter wowed fans at the UKs most iconic parties: World Dance, Dreamscape, Helter Skelter, Raindance, Slammin Vinyl, Rezurection, Hardcore Heaven et all. As well as taking the World by storm: Asia, North America, New Zealand, Australia and the whole of Europe were all shaken to the foundation by the energy of a Billy Daniel Bunter DJ show.
Dizzyblonde started her raving journey in 1994 at a little club named Labrynth in Dalston Lane where instantly she fell passionately in love with the music and the scene! Like many, Dizzy started out as a mere raver, but the bug of the music took hold of her and that progressed to becoming a DJ, representing as a dancer for Labrynth in between and olaying regularly in London, Ibiza, Tenerife and Corfu. Started on Kool in May 2015. You can catch DJ DizzyBlonde weekly for her Super Sunday Service Show on Kool London each week at 11am -1pm.
Dare to play different. For many years, Jack-knife (also known as Uncle Jack) hosted his weekly show ‘Kool Hardcore’. It was responsible for introducing many Kool listeners to the alternative and darker side of hardcore rave music.
Spawned from this show, he created the ‘undiluted and uncompromised’ branded London based event - ‘kin Hardcore, an underground hardcore rave for those wanting to hear a much wider range of the genre.
I have been on Kool London for around 7 years, I was on Kool back in 2005 for a few years had a bit of a break came back around 2018. I hold down a bi-weekly show on a Thursday, 1700-1900 called the UMA a show. It is basically a label show playing stuff from Underground Major Audio. Check out our www.undergroundmajoraudio.com for more when chance come check the show.
Happy 30th to Kool London - big achievement. RIP Yush, original veteran.
I first had a taste of the underground sound in 1988/89 when I found a 12" copy of "House Nation" randomly sitting up against a wall near the local tube station. After getting home and hearing it, I knew that this was the music I wanted.
In early 1992 at the age of 12, I got hold of a mixer from Tandy, no special effects, no cross fader, no EQ's, just a basic 4 channel mixer. That was enough......For now. I then used a tape player and a hifi turntable (With part of a screwdriver glued
Chris Intaface’s introduction to radio presenting and DJing started in 1983 and some may find it difficult to comprehend that his journey as a Presenter and DJ commenced at the mere age of 11 years old.
Throughout the time; Chris has presented on a host of both pirate and commercial radio stations over the years, in addition to working behind the scenes in record distribution companies such as Chrysalis and ZYX records. It stands to reason then, that his success and longevity in the industry is contributed by his broad music experience.
CODE, DJ Code, D-Region & Code, Sketch & Code. However you know this DJ/Producer from South London, he has maintained a position in the drum and bass scene since 1994 playing events worldwide across Europe, the US and North America.
He’s regularly performed for the UK’s leading promoters World Dance, AWOL, Innovation, One Nation, Movement, Desire, Telepathy, Pure Science, Universe, and performed at iconic venues such as Ministry of Sound, Brixton Academy, Bagley’s, Victoria Docks and Alexandra Palace.
A Dj/Producer from East London, Keith has been a Dj since 1992 and a producer since 1999. You can catch him on Kool London every other Tuesday 9-11pm with Marvellous Cain, Soul Culture and other artists from the label on rotation for the YardRock show, he signed to RIQ YardRock in 2012 along with some very talented artists and a great team of people to back it up. He has played all over Europe and it goes off whenever he steps on stage, already a favourite Yardrock artist with the Kool London listeners.
MC Melo Don has been the game since 1993 and still here doing his thing. Events such as One Nation, Atomics, Reclamation Education, Helter Skelter, Innovation, Jungle Fever,, Jungle Cakes, Played over in Miami and Denver with DJ Uno plus many more.
Upakut has been on Kool London since November 2006. A stalwart who has been in and around the drum and bass scene from its inception, he has worked hard to get where he is and is still moving forward. He tends to stay out the spotlight, wanting to be the cogs keeping the machine moving and although many listeners may not know him, he is a key player who is recognised by many in the industry.
He has played on a host of stations and at various clubs nationally and internationally for a number of years. Although he has produced tracks as well as being in the studio to this date, he had become well known for his sets where he has produced mixes which defied belief. He has had a host of mix tapes from as far back as 1995 selling like hot cakes!
Mc Co-Gee, is one of the first and longest serving MC on Kool London hailing from the reggae/ragga/soul & hip hop sound system days where he started performing with the likes of Peter Bouncer on the now defunct Eastman sound system amongst other sounds where he did guest appearances.
Throughout the years he has developed and refreshed his style always keeping on top of the game with his topical and some would say outspoken lyrics, but one thing for sure is this artist has never been afraid to tackle topical issues in lyrical form no matter what! A true soldier and a breath of fresh air from a jungle drum and bass living legend.
Funky Flirt has been on the scene for many years playing raves, parties and clubs on the circuit all over the UK. Bookings are not just limited to the UK however. Recent events have seen Funky Flirt travelling as far afield as Germany, Greece and Tenerife.
Flirt's reputation precedes him and his unique DJ style and the professional manner in which operates has lead to him playing at all the major events over the years; including, One Nation, Hysteria, Dreamscape, Slammin Vinyl and Telepathy. With his reputation for throwing down the latest beats and bass, with dubplates flying, his DJ skills will be sure to please.
DJ Liondub comes correct. An authentic product of Brooklyn, his musical mindset was formed at the crossroads of major international bass vibrations originating from Jamaica, NYC and the UK. Inspired by the global rhythm culture emanating from the streets beneath his feet, Liondub has spent over 20 years pounding that very pavement in pursuit of his passion for bass heavy-beats.
With over 20 years in the business DJ Scanner is one of London's most prolific drum and bass DJs. Starting his DJ career as a teenager in East London, DJ Scanner soon caught the attention of the drum and bass scene in the mid 90's and held a regular slot on the infamous Weekend Rush.
I started to learn how to DJ around 1992 I managed to buy a set of Sound Lab Belt Driven Dexs, I could not afford a table at the time so I had to practice on my hands and knees no carpet so it was proper hardcore back then.
For those that remember the Tesco own brand sausages and bacon and eggs and bread in the blue and white stripe packages you could buy all of this for under a Fiver and I survived on this just so I could buy records.