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Mr. C 30 year Anniversary


  • Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington Street London, England, EC2A 3DT United Kingdom (map)
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Superfreq are extremely proud to announce Mr.C's official 30th Anniversary celebration as a professional DJ.

For this extremely special celebration Mr.C will be playing a 5-hour B2B set with his former Subterrain resident Murf. Their B2B sets in room one at The End are that of legendary status. Like back then from 1995-2002, Mr.C & Murf will be playing mostly brand new music but they were never scared to throw in a few cutting edge Acid House & Detroit Techno Classics. Expect this to be the case.

Mr.C & Murf will be joined by Cici in the main room while Superfreq residents Broken Neon, Spilt Milk's Tred Benedict & long time Superfreq associate Luke vB completing the line up in room 2, all playing the very best in upfront & cutting edge House, Acid House, Tech House & Techno. Expect the music to be mischievous & fun

Room 1:

  • Mr.C & Murf (5 hour B2B set)
  • Cici

Room 2:

  • Tred Benedict
  • Luke vB
  • Broken Neon

Dressed & decorated by Alex Alphawave - Full colour lasers by Shine AV.

TICKET INFO:

  • Selling 200 1st  release advanced tickets at only £10.
  • Followed by the 2nd release of 200 advanced tickets at £15.
  • There will be a small amount of tickets held back for the door, which will be £20 subject to availability.

Ticket link: HERE

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THE STORY

It was back in 1982 that a 16-year-old Richard West first used the name Mr.C as a rapper. By 1984 Mr.C was rapping regularly with good friend Ron Tom as the rapper for the LWR (London Weekend Radio) Soul Syndicate. In 1985 C started supplying radio jingles & rapping with Jasper the Vinyl Junkie also of pirate radio station LWR.

Although Mr.C was a very versatile rapper & MC, spitting lyrics on Funk, Disco, Reggae, Old School Electro & House, it was early in 1986 that Mr.C switched his rap style completely to House music having become disillusioned with the way Hip Hop was becoming so gangster, losing the fun element of rap that turned Mr.C on in the late 70s & early 80s, inspiring him to start rapping in the first place. Richard was soon rapping about all things House, not only regularly with Jasper the Vinyl Junkie but also with Dave Dorrell at Raw, with the Boiler House crew at their Kingston Surrey residency, with the legendary House innovator Jazzy M who did the Jacking Zone show on LWR & with Tosca at Kiss FM's New Ambassador events.

With his new & exclusive rap style Mr.C returned to the Camden Palace having rapped there with Colin Faver & Chris Forbes to Hip Hop 18 months prior & asked Colin Faver if he could get on the mic again, but this time to House Music. Colin was somewhat bemused saying that rap on house music didn't exist, but having seen Mr.C in action 18 months previously, Colin had no doubt that C would impress. Richard took to the mic rapping about House Music & jacking your body, sending the legendary Camden Palace crowd wild. Colin immediately invited C to join him on his then illegal Kiss FM Pirate Radio show & Colin's DJ partner at the Palace Evil Eddie Richards invited Mr.C to his recording studio in Milton Keynes to record a track. Of course C snatched up both of these amazing opportunities, started rapping for Colin on Kiss FM & for both DJs at live shows.

In the studio Eddie Richards presented Mr.C with an extremely Deep House backing track to vocalise. Being so deep, Mr.C didn't want to do one of his regular party style Jack your body type raps. Had he done so, this record would have been the first Hip House record ever released. However C decided to perform a spoken word vocal about the power of Meditation & Positive Thinking. The track was called Page 67 & came out under the name Myster-E on Eddie's Baad imprint, incorporating the names of both Mr.C & Evil Eddie Richards.

Page 67 was eventually released in August 1987 & it was then Mr.C knew that he wanted to do much more than simply perform & write vocals so in September 1987 Richard made the difficult decision to give up his day job as a milkman to become a full time professional DJ, music producer & events promoter. Mr.C had DJ'd for fun before this playing Soul, Funk & Disco with Ron Tom back in 1984/5 at the Cotton Club in London's Stoke Newington & various one off private parties around the capitol. However spinning tunes was then just a hobby, with Mr.C not becoming a professional until giving up his day job & throwing himself headlong into the world of House & Techno music. It's this huge step for Richard that we now celebrate 30 years of.

Since then Mr.C went on to organise & promote London's first straight Acid House night Fantasy at HQ in Camden Lock in February 1988, which led to his weekly residency at RIP in Clink Street London Bridge in spring 1988. After this came his weekly residency at the Dungeons in Lea Bridge Road East London in 1989 by which time he was in demand as a DJ around Europe. After this Mr.C went on to become a pop star with The Shamen accomplishing many top 10 UK hits including Move Any Mountain, LSI, Boss Drum, Phorever People & the #1 smash Ebeneezer Goode in 1992, with The Shamen going on to become Ivor Novello UK songwriters of year 1993. In 1992 Mr.C launched seminal imprint Plink Plonk Records with Paul Rip. In 1995 Mr.C opened the legendary nightclub The End & launched End Recordings with Layo & Douglas Paskin & in 2002 he launched the Superfreq events brand & record label, which provides cutting edge events the world over & releases arguably some of the most innovative acid & tech house music currently available. Mr.C held down his Future Music weekly radio show on London's Kiss 100 from 1983 to 2002, which he quit due to not having the time to continue doing this radio show with night club, recording & touring commitments consuming his time. Mr.C has been a TV presenter for BBC, MTV & VH1 making him one of the most iconoclastic & recognisable dance music DJs in the world.

Mr.C has a discography literally as long as your arm & is currently promoting his Incidents Album from which singles Stand Up & Ripple Effect are available & the 3rd & final single Shape Your Dreams is about to be released on the 8th December.

Earlier Event: December 6
END OF THE ROAD CHRISTMAS SHINDIG
Later Event: December 16
P.O.S