Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Richard West aka Mr.C

Born in London in the late 60's, he started MCing in the London clubs aged only 16 & soon earned a reputation as a fast talking vivacious rapper working with LWR radio's Ron Tom, Jasper the Vinyl Junkie & Jazzy M. Mr.C then hooked up with Colin Faver & Evil Eddie Richards to became resident rapper at Camden Palace going on to MC for Colin Faver on the then illegal Kiss FM. Mr.C went into the studio to record his 1st house track with Eddie Richards as Myster-E which was released in August 1987. This inspired Mr.C to become a DJ to learn more about his beloved House & Techno music so in late '87 Richard took to the decks. Mr.C has since organized, promoted & been resident DJ at: Fantasy ('88), Base (Dungeons '89), Release (91), Harmony (92), Drop (93), Cyclone (94), Vapourspace (94 & 95), Flavour (The End 95 & 96), Subterrain (The End 95 - 2002), Superfreq (Worldwide 2002 - Present) & Super Disco Freq (LA 2010 - present).

In December 1995 Mr.C opened the legendary night club The End in London with Partner Layo Paskin & then AKA bar 3 years later, which celebrated its 13th anniversary in December 2008. Sadly The End & AKA closed its doors for good on January 24th 2009. 1 Chapter closes & another begins.

Mr.C is founder & owner of Plink Plonk records, cofounder of End Recordings & cofounder & owner of Superfreq Records. Mr.C has also recorded under the names, Myster-E, Unity 2, Nu Jacks, Bass Bureau, The Shamen, Mantrac, Somnambulist, Animus Amour, Killer Loop, Mr.C & Tom Parris, Mr.C & 16B & the Sycophant Slags.

Mr.C is best known as front man of the pop group The Shamen with whom he notched up a string of top 10 hits including Move Any Mountain & the number 1 hit Ebeneezer Goode. The Shamen also won a highly coveted Ivor Novelo for Songwriters of the year UK in 1992. Richard's currently recording solo as Mr.C & also as the Sycophant Slags with his production partner Adultnapper & has just started a new & very fruitful collaboration with Affie Yusuf as the Indigo Kidz & has recent releases on Poker Flat Records, Wagon Repair Records, Get Physical Records & Adjunct Audio

Mr.C runs & promotes Superfreq events, which celebrates being 11 years old in March 2013 & ran monthly at Mr.C's club The End until it closed down in January 2009. Superfreq now has 2 residencies in London, the first as Superfreq E'special at the amazing luxury members club Paramount, perched 31 floors above London on the top of the famous landmark Centre Point & the second, a bi-annual residency at the legendary Fabric. Superfreq also does regular events in various venues in Los Angeles, in various clubs in Calais as well as holding down quarterly events at Junk Club in Southampton, Volatl in Chicago, Tree House in Miami & at various spaces in Moscow, as well as having completed one off events recently in Detroit, San Diego, New York, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Mexico & St Petersburg.

Superfreq has accomplished 7 successful seasons in Ibiza, 3 at Club Underground, 2 seasons at DC10, 1 season at Blu & 1 season at Aura & also be hosted an arena at Kazantip Festival for the 2nd time last summer in the Ukraine. Superfreq has also completed 5 tours of South America, as well as having done 1 off shows the world over including U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, China, England, Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Lithuania, France, Croatia, Greece, Latvia & Russia to name but a few places.

Smell the Coffee, Mr.C new album is out now on Superfreq

Tracklist: 1. Open Up 2. The Future 3. Wake Up 4. War Games 5. Can’t Get Enough 6. Step It Up 7. Interaction 8. Synchronicity 9. The Hunt 10. Smells Good