This guy is probably one of the most up-to-date music peeps in the UK. Here's what we know... While working for Island he discovered Dizzee Rascal, much to the upset of the label, no need to mention but he wasn't signed. He also was responsible for Lady Sovereign, getting her the exposure she deserved. Shame she just entered the Big Brother house! What else... Found South Rakkas Crew in Orlando, made some amazing country compilations for the now defunct Casual records and plays the GrecoRoman parties; all showing a true understanding of many genres. Now he works A&R at one of the UK's most respected... Domino Records! & that is off the top of my head.
His weekly show on Ministry of Sound Radio is called the The Meltdown and we suggest you listen up. Keep it regular if you know what's good.
The Meltdown 21st December 2009
Here's the downloads...
Vieux farka Toure - Paradise (Bigga Bush Remix)
Jeb loy Nichols -
Instramental - The Future (Skreamix)
Rivastarr - Black Mama
Baobinga - Ride It
Lenny de Ice - We Are E
Mood II Swing - All Night Long
2 Bears - Be Strong
DVA - Ganja
Mowgli - Paris To London
The Flirts - Passion
The Jones Girls - (You Got) The Right Stuff
Osunlade - Break It Down
The Alan Tew Orchestra - The Pink Panther
Gonn - Don't Need Your Lovin'
Darrell Banks - Don't Know What To Do
Eric Showboy Akaeze & His Royal Erico's - We Dey Find Money
James Brown - Soulful Christmas
16 Bit - Ford Fiesta
Debruit - Pony
RJD2 - Games You Can Win (featuring Kenna)
Knaan - 15 Minutes Away
Blak Roc feat Mos Def & Jim Jones - Ain't Nothin' Like your Hoochies Coochie
Holly Miranda - Joints
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - Doudou