DJing for 25 years, the Croydon-born beat-hunter BobaFatt plays a diverse range of music with finesse & precision.
From stitching together pause-button mixtapes, to alternative nights, to warehouse raves, to radio stations & beyond.
2006 BBC 1Xtra 'M1X It Up' Champion (℅ Mistajam)
2013 Mixcloud Top 100 Cloudcasts ('BAd BReaks')
2014 Fact Magazine Reader's Poll Top 20 "most underrated DJs"
2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Award for Best Alternative Radio Show (Rough Trade)
The latter was a series of shows regularly broadcast on NTS Radio & Resonance FM, representing Rough Trade, and seeing in the launch of Rough Trade Radio, presenting & producing its first shows. As well as pimping vinyl for many years, in many places, BobaFatt compiled Rough Trade's first and only Hip Hop compilation CD in 2015, released via PiaS.
Every Sunday night, for over a 100 shows, BobaFatt hosted 'The Sunday Scenario' on Itch FM (the UK's only dedicated Hip Hop station). In recent times, he's guested several times on Huey Morgan's BBC Radio 6 Music show too, as well as providing mixes/words for digging website Who Sampled. Currently he hosts a monthly show on popular internet station Soho Radio along with his partner in Main Squeeze, Mo Fingaz.
Along with the countless mixtapes produced, BobaFatt has provided mixes for Coldcut's legendary Solid Steel, cult soundtrack label Death Waltz, features for The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, i-D, Decoded, Honest London, Fact & Noisey, and done a lil' session work featuring on records such as DJ Yoda's debut album, Soul II Soul's MC Chickaboo & Roots Manuva's label, Banana Klan. He produced an album, 'Sin Happy Vacationists - 10x10' in 2005, with Makoshark (Stabilizer) & MC Figure of Speech, which was unearthed on Bandcamp a decade later in 2015.
During a 10-year residency at Moles Club in Bath, he founded the city's longest-running Hip Hop night, StoneGruve Social. Over the years he's found himself warming up for DJ Jazzy Jeff, KRS One, EPMD, The Pharcyde, Jay Electronica, Mos Def, Ali Shaheed (Tribe Called Quest), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), M.O.P, Just Blaze, Lord Finesse, Dead Prez, Jalal Nurudin (The Last Poets), Daedelus, DJ Krush, DJ Kentaro, Kid Koala, The Alchemist, and numerous UK all-stars such as Scratch Perverts, Foreign Beggars, Ghetts, The Mouse Outfit, Rodney P, Jehst, The Herbaliser & Beardyman, to name a few, as well as playing sets alongside such luminaries as The Nextmen & Mr Thing.
Outside of Hip Hop, BobaFatt has shared stages with literally 1,000s of acts across genres. To name but a few; Tinariwen, Happy Mondays, Bonobo, LTJ Bukem, Idris Elba, Badbadnotgood, Hiatus Kaiyote, Gabrielle, Mala, Gilles Peterson, Roni Size, Fatima, Chase & Status, Quantic, The Bug, Jazzanova, dBridge, King Britt, Ray Keith, Gonjasufi, Harleighblu, Gentlemans Dub Club, Nosaj Thing, Om Unit, Polar Bear, Jaga Jazzist, Nice Up! and his old homeboys, The Heavy.
That doesn't include festival appearances; in 2016 playing straight after Norman Jay in a Pontins chalet at the first Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender, performing the closing set in The Common at Glastonbury Festival, playing three times at Boomtown Festival, and spending seven consecutive years as a resident at Soundwave Festival in Tisno, Croatia - this recently saw him & Mo Fingaz perform the closing sets of the festival at the very last after-party event, and perform the very last set on the main stage, closing the festival after a decade in action.
As well as being a regular DJ for a few of London's largest promoters, Soundcrash and The Doctor's Orders, he has residencies at Big Chill and Bussey Buildings, and has rocked parties for a decade as 50% of Main Squeeze with DJ Mo Fingaz.
Additionally, he's worked for record labels such as R&S, Apollo and Greco-Roman, and is presently Label Manager for First Word Records, working with artists such as Children of Zeus, Yazmin Lacey, Kaidi Tatham, Eric Lau & Darkhouse Family.
He has spun at countless spots all over the UK; firstly from a bedroom in Basingstoke, to bars, boats & basements in Bath & Bristol, and an array of London establishments, such as Royal Albert Hall, Ministry of Sound, Brixton Academy, Fabric, Koko, The Roundhouse, Somerset House, The Forum, The Jazz Cafe & the Natural History Museum.
Other random facts include being a dancer in a music video for Chemical Brothers & Noel Gallagher, teaching the Mayor of Wimbledon how to scratch, and having a cup of tea with Banksy. Not on the same day.
One of the most eclectic DJs in the game & always on the search for sonic weaponry, all sounds are infiltrated, all parties are explosive.