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DJ James Spencer

April 11, 2011 in Music, News by James Grant

James Spencer is an established figure in the world of cross-genre DJing. With a style that incorporates everything from Electro House to Hip Hop, he is a versatile club DJ, comfortable in front of any crowd.

James Spencer’s has a wide range of experience in the UK’s major cities, having started his DJ career at the young age of 11 doing mobile discos for people his age. At the age of just 15, he managed to come third in an Under 18 DJ contest, which brought a host of new opportunities in many up market London clubs. This lead to bookings from some of Soho and Mayfair’s most exclusive clubs, performing alongside the likes of Tim Westwood and DJ Semtex.

In 2006, James formed Allure Events, a corporate events company with the aim of breaking into a whole new market. This added to his experience in hosting, organising and co-ordinating events. Moreover, in 2009, another company Ice Breaker was created, which found a niche market for Under 16 themed events.

From all this he began to build a fan base and start a weekly club night called ‘Fusion Fridays’, which along with his mixtapes, have been key reasons for his rapid growth in popularity.

In September 2010, James moved to Birmingham in order to establish himself in a new scene, gaining jobs at The HMV Institute, Custard Factory, Air, The Guild and Chameleon Bar in his opening month. With 2011 starting to get booked up quickly, who knows what the future holds for this young DJ.

Trikki Clothing

April 11, 2011 in Fashion, News by James Grant

Brother and sister duo Rikki and Nikki Shah are on a mission to create the greatest clothing company of all time. In a world riddled by the slow healing scars of fast-fashion, trikki provides a powerful formula of innovative design, quality fabrics and a sense of responsibility.

Producing all its garments in Portugal ensures trikki will never fall foul of basic human rights laws. With both owners regularly coaching youth basketball for over 15 years between them, taking the utmost care to ensure children are not working in any trikki factories is their number one priority!

London College of Fashion graduate Rikki Shah designs garments with an emphasis on original design. Every release is tailored to make you stand out from the crowd, yet fit in with fashion.

In a 24hour office spilling over with years of sibling chemistry, energy and struggle, trikki naturally represents those who work hard to ‘make it look so easy…’.

Jaguar Skills

April 9, 2011 in Music, News by James Grant

Jaguar Skills is a British DJ who has gained notoriety since 2002 for his eclectic ‘Mash it up like Y.B’ style mixtapes. Jaguar Skills has released a number of mixtapes through various outlets, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, and now has a weekly 10 minute mix on The Trevor Nelson Show. He built his profile and learned his craft in clubs across London.

Visit his website for tour dates, and information on how to get hold of his famous mixes