London’s DJ Master MC is one of the most professional DJ’s on the underground DJ circuit with a name that is renowned throughout the music industry. Born in Grenada (West Indies) and educated at the Robert Walpole Grammar School in London, his musical talents started to seriously emerge in 1982 when he formed the ‘Rapattack’ Soul Sound system after having a brief spell with the Mastermind Roadshow as their New York styled MC.
Compelled by his association with rap artists Whodini and Grandmaster Flash (who inspired him to become a DJ), he is still recognised as being one of the best mastermix DJs around. His live creative style is very uplifting and unique, with a selection that is second to none and appreciated by all ages.
Rapattack - the early years
Master MC started radio work in 1984 as the main DJ for LWR, with the likes of Carl Cox, Mr C (Shamen), Norman Jay MBE, Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, Daddie Ernie, Tim Westwood (Radio 1), Jasper, Steve Jackson, Derek B, Jigs and DJ Elayne amongst others, many of whom formed a break away faction to create the original Kiss FM. He remained at LWR until dissolution. With a busy work schedule, sell out gigs and a loyal nature, Master MC joined West London's ‘Time Radio’ where his award winning ‘Grand Groove’ Soul and Dance mastermix show exceeded all expectations, becoming one of the most talked about shows on London’s airwaves. Together with DJ Daddie Ernie, Jenny Francis, Gammo Speng, Jerry Bascombe, Martin Jaye, Chris Nat and a host of other DJs who later joined London’s Choice FM 96.9, Time Radio became a force to be reckoned with.
Around this time, ever increasing in popularity and always creating a roadblock, Rapattack was resident at the famous ‘Peoples Club’ in Paddington promoted by the then unknown TV presenter Crystal Rose. With Master MC joining DJs Tony Blackburn and Steve Walsh for BBC Radio London’s ‘Soul Night Out’, as well as a collaboration with DJ Graham Gold (Kiss FM) at Gullivers night-club, along with providing trendy massive warehouse parties regularly attracting 5,000 - 10,000 people, this pioneering DJ and the Rapattack brand name began to create attention nation-wide. Soul and Dance music had never before been put together in such a wonderful, creative style. The making of today’s modern DJ was born.