HYDROFUNK RECORDS Presents
9:00pm, Fri 22nd June, 2012
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Known popularly as Mr. Thing, this supreme DJ first started spinning in 1987. "The first Hip Hop record I bought was 'Streetsounds Crucial Electro' and my first import 12" was BDP's 'Poetry' but my first actual record was ... (cringing) Adam & The Ants 'Kings Of The Wild Frontier'!".
From these humble beginnings Mr. Thing went on to become one the World's finest DJ's as testified by the following accomplishments.
DMC TEAM WORLD CHAMP (SCRATCH PERVERTS) 1999,
DMC UK CHAMP 2000
DMC WORLD 3RD PLACE 2000
Mr. Thing doesn't stand still with spinning records. Alongside amassing a fantastic record collection from digging trips across every continent, he practiced his production skills and has gone on to remix and produce records for a credible assortment of UK acts.
BBE and Mr. Thing have known each other for over 10 years and it was just natural that this collaboration had to happen. The result is 'Strange Breaks and Mr. Thing' a five part ultimate breaks and beats series and a homage to the popular 'Strange Games' Series on the label.
"I wanted to do an extension of my 'Anorak' series of mixtapes, which were already a homage if you like to Kon & Amir, Muro & the Conmen etc, but put some stuff out there that covered all bases of music & breaks from the ultra rare to some reasonably common stuff people might have passed up before!"
He is a world class DJ capable of rocking any party in any town and has performed/toured with DJ Jazzy Jeff, J Live, Marley Marl, Beastie Boys, DJ Premier, DJ Vadim, Run DMC, Slum Village, Mark B & Blade, KRS One and Jehst. He is also Yungun's DJ and producer.
Mr. Thing has several remixes, productions and compilations released under his name. Highlights include the 'Grown Man Business' Album with Yungun and a bunch of remixes for a variety of artists.
Mr. Thing has also released the following mix CD's - Kings Of Hip Hop with DJ Premier, 'Grindin' Volume 1' and 'Strange Breaks & Mr. Thing' Vol. 1 & 2.
For more info on Mr. Thing's discography please go to the following link: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Mr.+Thing
He was an original founding member of Scratch Perverts, alongside 1st Rate, Tony Vegas, DJ Rengade, Harry Love, Plus 1 & Killa Kela. Currently Mr Thing is a member of Extended Players alongside DJ Shortee Blitz, Harry Love, DJ MK and Inka Hero