GROOVE STREET TEAM


MIKEE FREEDOM

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Mikee was born in the good old city of Bristol he has travelled and lived in many places in the uk but now resides back in his home town of Bristol.

Mikee is a recording artist/dj/mc. He has two Beautiful children and Is a dedicated dad and musician.

Mikee also is a huge Bristol City Fc fan & season ticket holder & is also a qualified junior football coach.

He had a hit record with a group called NOMAD back in 1990/91 with the biggest selling dance track of all time (I Wanna Give You Devotion)

The track reached no 2 in the uk charts and no1 in 26 other countries Over the many years Mikee has performed alongside the likes of Boogie Down Productions, KRS1, Stetasonic, EPMD, De La Soul, Beats International (Norman Cook) aka Fat Boy Slim, the original Double Trouble from the Wild Style film, Tippa Irie, Barry Boom, Jethro Alonestar Sheeran, Ed Sheeran and numerous reggae artists & top Dj’s from around the world.

Mikee has toured around the world with Nomad and has also supported Kylie Minogue at Wembley Stadium back in 1992.

Mikee’s motto Love the Life You Live & Live The Life You Love.

You can catch Mikee at the following social media platforms.

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DJ RUDY

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Formerly of Heart & Soul Radio (Manchester) and spearheaded the Soulvation event nights in Bristol this is DJ Rudy…..

A glittering DJ career spanning over two decades playing an eclectic mix style of music but more fondly remembered as DJ Taboo on the rave circuit and more recently as DJ Rudy playing Disco, Boogie and House classics.

The story unfolds from the tender age of 13 where the manipulation of a pause button on a tape deck was soon nurtured into an editing art form and thus the journey into the world of mixing began.

Already a self obsessed music lover, vinyl junkie and avid break-dancer…..Rudy knew the fundamental demands of a dance floor from an early age and so possessed the right credentials of rhythm, knowledge and expertise as to what the crowd demanded and responded to.

Having regularly attended the infamous block parties of Bristol hosts The Wild Bunch (Massive Attack) back in the early 80’’s and by observing their unique mixing and scratching abilities…….the progression from a break-dancer to DJ was the next obvious choice.

So in 1987 Rudy purchased his first pair of Technics Turntables SL1210 mk11’s and began to master his craft.

Self taught in the art of mixing and scratching Rudy was soon out of the bedroom within 6 months rocking small parties and crowds with his DJ expertise….The Journey now unfolds.

Fortunate and privileged to have had the opportunity over the years to play a multitude of clubs, bars and events and to showcase his DJ talents alongside some of the big guns in the music industry…..

With countless residencies under his belt is able to boast appearances on the same billing as house hold names such as Top Buzz, Mickey Finn, Ellis Dee ,Ratty, Easy-groove, Coldcut, DJ Food, DJ Krush to name but a few.

His biggest achievement to date was to represent the Bristol dance stage at the Echo festival in Serbia 2002 where he performed to a crowd of 20,000 people….a feeling he shall always relish.

So what next????? what does the future hold for this bright talented individual???

Currently is co presenting a weekly show called Bristol Street Map alongside his musical partner in crime the infamous Mikee Freedom (Of I wanna give you devotion) status on Bcfm Radio (93.2 Fm)…..a show dedicated to Bristol artists, music and culture and featuring local events and news…..

2013 saw the formidable musical alliance of DJ Rudy and Mikee Freedom for the first time in the shape of 2 new music nights for Bristol:

Shack Out and Groove St were established recapturing the sound of the 80’s where the big sound systems clashed their heavy influences of Reggae, Funk, Soul and Hip Hop: this is their interpretation and have been rocking the parties all over Bristol with this sound and are now taking it to the festivals this summer.

Currently learning music production this is his latest venture!!!!!!!!!!

One things for sure there is plenty of musical life left in this relatively young DJ so watch this space.

Listen to my weekly radio show atwww.bcfmradio.com/streetmapevery Tuesday night 8pm-10pm.

Check out my other mixes onwww.mixcloud.com/djrudy(Bristol)

You can catch Rudy at the following social media platforms.

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JASON “SHADES” RICHARDS MC

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Mc Shades originally from Reading, Grew up in and around reggae sound system (tribesman sound) lifting boxes and occasionally Mc’ing in Reading been in a few sounds but Mainly at blues and house parties for fun mixing soul with reggae. Just to mention a few but with the likes of  Microphonic Tec 1, Showgun, Psalms 1, DJ Sparks and mixed on stage with Shades of Rhythm, Ragga Twins at various spots over the UK. In the early 90’s worked the Rhythm station for a couple of years, Cookooland and Delirious doing free raves and also working the hardcore circuit along side Dj’s like Kenny Ken,Doctor S Gachet, LTK Bukem, Colin Dale, Grooverider and Jumping Jack Frost, most of the top DJ’s in hardcore and D&B at that time.

Over the past 2 decades I’ve been humbled and turned back to more of the conscious side of music and MC’ing, Basing the Reggae, soul and retro as my centre.
My Moto is MUSIC, LOVE and PEACE with UNITY through music working as a host MC with Mikee Freedom, Dj Rudy and Will Soapy Somers in Groove Street.

The goal is good vibes and good energy as well as crowd participation.

Shady by name but not by nature, Education is the key and knowledge is power…..
Thats what you’ll here through my lyrics. 1 LOVE

You can catch Mc Shades at the following social media platforms.

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Will “Soapy” Somers

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Will was introduced to DJing and the rave scene back in 1994 at the tender age of 12 years old by a friend who had a set of turntables and a stack of vinyl and loads of rave tape packs!! From then going on to getting his own set of decks and devoloping the vinyl bug from digging for hardcore and jungle vinyl round the various record shops Bristol had to offer and Djing at all the school and college parties, a slot on the local radio and then onto various residences. He has also put on many of his own nights over the years with Takeover and R.P.M. Mixing up a fusion of disco, funk, house, breakbeat, techno and whatever else he feels like throwing into the set!! Will says “I hate being pigeonholed into a genre! Variety and creativity is what im all about!” Will also had a friday night show on Stressfactor Radio for 4 years bringing in loads of guest DJs onto the show from many different scenes.

1st meeting Mikee back in 1996 when he was running a project at a local youth club, teaching the youngsters to DJ and vocal coaching which Will attended, they have both remained friends ever since. Will says “Mikee contacted me in 2017 asking me if i would cover an hours set for Groovestreet at one of their gigs and im still here now!! Myself, Mikee Rudy and Shades all just bounce off each other and its just works in whichever direction a gig takes us in” Big Love to the Groovestreet family in our mission going forward!!

You can catch Will at the following social media platforms.

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