First chance I’ve had to say thank you to everyone that came down to the first ever Capital Xtra:Reloaded Live event at Electric in Brixton. Fantastic crowd, had a lot of fun throughout the night with my Capital Xtra colleagues, Yinka, Abrantee and Manny all smashed it, as well as the superb Donae’o. Had about 10 minutes technical issues during my set, but other than that really enjoyed it. Look forward to doing all over again in the future!
Wow! What an amazing day and experience. To DJ in front of my hometown crowd, a born and raised Brightonian and to so many thousands of people partying on a very special day for the city. That I was able to contribute to their experience was very humbling for me. I hope that everyone enjoyed what I played, the weather was perfect, the atmosphere incredible and it was a truly great celebration for my amazing city. Well done Albion. Onwards and upwards for next season!
Happy to announce that I shall be playing a full TWO hour set at Funk The Format Festival this year on Saturday, June 17th.
This one is gonna be for the connoisseurs as I’ll be taking it back to the old school for some real soul, funk, hip hop and R&B classics.
Come join me and other acts like Goldie, Norman Jay, Rodney P & Skitz, Rob Luis, Nextmen, Darrison and many more in the Hove sunshine.
Yes people, it’s official, after last years very well received set, the guys at Wildlife have invited me back to perform once again for 2017.
I shall return to the Kopparberg Urban Forest Stage alongside DJ Zinc & Low Steppa; and I’ll be hanging with some friends as well as DJ Dubl, Bannerworx & Carter all have slots too.
Some very special acts performing on the day, including Damian Marley, Dizzee Rascal, Rag N Bone Man, Anne Marie and man of the moment Stormzy to name just a few.
I will be bringing on a surprise guest too to take things to the next level.
Get your tickets now, it’s gonna be epic.
June 10th 2017 – Brighton City Airport
This Wednesday I shall be supporting a genuine Hip Hop legend, a man who hasn’t been to these shores in 30 years, who has never even toured here, yet he was born in London and spent his early years growing up here. I’m talking about the one and only Slick Rick ‘The Ruler’. 7pm start at the Concorde 2
The new look to Friday nights on Capital Xtra have been making everyone take notice. Craig David’s TS5 Show now 7-9pm was the sound of the Summer, Live from his Ibiza residency……
and straight after I’ve been keeping that vibe going…..
I’ve been loving putting together my Friday night mix show and the response has been amazing. Thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback. Due to the success of the show the powers that be at Capital Xtra are already extending the show by an hour. So now you can catch me in the mix for FOUR hours from 9pm – 1am taking through into Saturdays.
Soul and Jazz driven beats with smooth, philosophical lyics, that is the signature sound of 90’s Hip-Hop and the signature sound of one of the most influential and critically acclaimed acts of the era: Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
The perfect combination of producer and MC are on tour in celebration of their 25 years since the release of their debut EP ‘All Souled Out’.
Taking the baton from the likes of Marley Marl, who gave him some of his earliest radio exposure, Pete Rock’s complex sound used the Funk sampled by the previous generation of Hip-Hop pioneers and added a layer of Jazz that is his defining sound.
While work with the cream of Hip-Hop including Wu-Tang Clan, Notorious B.I.G., Nas and Public Enemy has set him apart it is his work with his long time partner in rhyme CL Smooth on their incredible two full length albums ‘Mecca & The Soul Brother’ and ‘The Main Ingredient’ that cemented his place as one of the greatest producers of all time and theirs as one of the greatest duo in Hip-Hop history.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to see and hear the latest chapter in their history unfold at Concorde 2.
Plus VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
Slum Village is a hip-hop group from Detroit. It was formed by three members: rappers Baatin (deceased, 31 July 2009) and T3, plus rapper and producer J Dilla (deceased, 10 February 2006).
J Dilla left in 2002 and Elzhi joined in his absence, after which Baatin also left due to health complications.
At present, the evolution of Slum Village continues with a reinvigorated energy, with founding member T3 holding down the legacy , and Grammy nominated producer Young RJ at his side
With DJ support from Mike Panteli (Capital Xtra) B”B with DJ Outbreak (Juice FM)
Sunday 4th September 2016
On September 19th Hip Hop legend Krs One shall be performing at the Haunt in Brighton. One of the originators in the rap game and at the forefront of conscience rap, with so many classics under his belt. “Sound of the police” “MC’s act like they don’t know” “Step into a world” “My Philosophy” “You Must Learn” “Stop the violence” to name a few.
Mike shall be supporting with his unique classic hip hop video set.
The first of July saw the launch of Mike’s brand new weekly mix show on Capital Xtra. The Friday night schedule sees Craig David extend his TS5 show from 7-9pm, then Mike takes over from Craig from 9pm for 3 hours bringing the Hottest R&B, Hip Hop & Dancehall flavaz from the last couple of years, introducing future cuts and Reloading plenty of classics too. He’ll also feature some essential house grooves to see in the weekend. Providing the UK with a fresh soundtrack for your Friday night. Tune in on DAB, Sky 0014, Virgin 720, FreeSat 959, via the CapitalXtra App or across London on 96.9 and 107.1 FM.
Well Wildlife was a resounding success this year. really enjoyed playing the Kopparberg stage. The crowd were hyped and I was feeling the love. I had to put in a little tribute and show some love for Prince & Bowie at the end. It was well received. I also caught the legendary Ice Cube on the main stage a little later and got to meet the man himself after. I have to say, It was a good day.