An original member of the Jeep Beat Collective from Manchester who were featured on the classic ‘Return Of The DJ’ album and also worked with renowned labels such as Ninja Tunes, Bomb and Bolshi. The Jeep Beat Collective we’re one of the first crew’s in the world to reintroduce the art of scratching back on the music map and had some sizeable success with it. Their album The Technics Chainsaw Massacre was released on Bomb records in America and reached No.1 in the CMJ College Radio airplay charts and their tracks were regularly licensed to compilations such as Journeys by DJ’s and The Document by Andy Smith. Although his DJ style is very technical and influenced by hip hop dj’s such as Jazzy Jeff and Cash Money his sets actually encompass a lot of different styles ranging from Breaks, Soul, Reggae, Funk, Electro as well as Hip Hop and R&B. K recently went on tour with DJ Yoda across the UK and dazzled the next generation of music lovers with his ability to keep each and every one rooted to dance floor whilst keeping the Hip Hop heads happy with the occasional flashes of turntableism. This was swiftly followed by the DMC tour with Woody and Dopey in 2005, which won K more fans of his DJ madness.
Over the years he has also supported touring artists such as Jazzy Jeff, Rahzel, Wu Tang Clan, Biz Markie, Cold Crush, Souls of Mischief, Cash Money and many more. In 2005 K was approached by Temper (one of the most successful graffiti artists in the UK) to put together a live mix session that can be downloaded for free for the launch of his new temper-bmc.com website. This mix has since been downloaded over 25,000 times from music lovers around the world and has been charted alongside DJ Shadow and Z-Trip in the top ten DJ downloads on the net! Also in this year K set up Playing Around Records with award winning producer Evil Ed. They have both been busy in the studio and 2006 will see the fruits of there labour. The first of which is K-Delight’s The Real Thing ep, which is collaboration with his long time co-producer The Voodoo Guru, and features the amazing DJ Kentaro from Japan and some guest production from Evil Ed. The full-length artist album by K-Delight will follow this; it has been a labour of love for the past two years.
The album is a progression from his days of using purely samples, instead opting for live musicians to replace the loops for a more organic sound. The musicians are from a range of backgrounds such as Jazz, Rock and Funk. There is also some great featured artists on there including DJ Kentaro, DJ JS1 (Rock Steady Crew), Jazzy Jeff, Woody, Dr Syntax (Foreign Beggars), 2Tall, Chrome (Def-Tex), J-Red, Krash Slaughta, Evil Ed and an incredible track with legendary graffiti artist Temper. Also this year sees the release of his mix cd Ctrl: Alt: The Beat which is being released by UKHH.com who are officially the most hit UK web site in the world.
This is the first release on the label and promises to be a hit with many high praising reviews already in the music press…… "Ukhh.com has employed DJ K Delight to chop and slice an assortment of classic UK gems alongside a variety of tracks from our current crop of artists...ukhh.com is one of the most trustworthy UK websites dealing exclusively with hip-hop and K Delight is a f***ing pioneer. Sorry about the language, sometimes it's necessary" DJ Excalibah (BBC) A complete retrospective of the UKs Hip Hop scene past and present, spliced and diced by K Delight, getting my thumbs up for sure!" Disorda (Itch FM/Boombox Distribution Network) "You need this in your life” Mr Lawson (Itch FM) "No one knows the home-grown scene better than the UKHH.com collective, and very few have the love, skills and decades of familiarity with the roots of the culture necessary to put a mix together with the finesse of K-Delight. In an underground sewer clogged with inferior and poorly conceived mixtapes, this represents nothing but the real shit, baby..." Ewan Huzarmi (Undercover Magazine/Itch FM) "UKHH have put together not just a solid compilation but a dope mix CD that demonstrates how much good Hip Hop is really emerging from the UK, with this many tracks there was still hundreds that couldn't be included, that's how prolific the scene has become!" Joe Braintax (Low Life Records) Back in full effect with Playing Around Records for 2013! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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