SP:MC

SP:MC

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Making waves for over a decade now, SP:MC has established himself as one of the busiest & most innovative MCs on the circuit. His first break came in 2001 after the legenda... read more
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Making waves for over a decade now, SP:MC has established himself as one of the busiest & most innovative MCs on the circuit. His first break came in 2001 after the legendary MC GQ heard one of SP’s early mixtapes [with DJ Jubei] & made them residents at his own monthly Emcee Sessions event at Digwalls in Camden. SP has close ties with Shogun Audio [after touring extensively with DJ Friction], & Exit Records/Autonomic after becoming the MC of choice for Dbridge & Instra:mental. He has also represented for labels as diverse as Renegade Hardware, Commercial Suicide, Hospital, Prototype, Bassbin, Good Looking, Metalheadz, Valve, Quarantine, Digital Soundboy, Symmetry, Soul:R, Innerground, DNAudio, Tempa & 3024.

Versatility & quality control are a guarantee when SP’s in the building. He cites MC GQ, Dynamite & Conrad as early influences. 2003 saw him nominated for ‘Best Breakthrough MC’ at the Knowledge D&B Awards [alongside Eksman & Armarnni Reign] He was then nominated for ‘Best MC’ [alongside Eksman & Skibadee] at BBC 1Xtra’s XtraBass Awards in March 2007, & was again up for ‘Best MC’ at the D&B Arena Awards in August 2009 & December 2010.

If a diary bulging with gigs wasn’t enough, he then started to produce tracks in 2005. Collaborations with Breakage [‘Shadow’ on Breakage’s debut LP, and ‘The Lurgie’ on Shogun Audio] set the standard, followed by tracks with fellow MC Verse [‘Surrender’, ‘Border Patrol’, & ‘Lost Souls’]. 2008 saw his debut dubstep track ‘Trust Nobody’, released on the infamous Tempa imprint, to widespread acclaim. 2009 saw Code 3 [consisting of long time friends SP, Jubei & Dakuan] release their debut 12", ‘Delta’ and ‘Escape Hatch’ on Shogun Ltd. ‘Payload’ also by the trio, followed soon after on Coded Music. Late that year he released a follow-up 12" on Tempa [‘Taiko Dub’ & ‘Bad Dreams’ with Lx One]. A Code 3 release on dBridge’s label Exit Records [‘Living Proof’ backed with ‘Response Call’] landed early 2010.

In 2011, another SP:MC & LX One 12" [‘Down’ backed with ‘Judgement’] has already dropped on Tempa, plus a collaboration between SP & Youngsta ‘Unidentified’ on Osiris. Code 3’s ‘Chasm’ was also included on the recent Exit Records ‘Mosaic’ LP release. His vocals featured on Icicle’s massive track ‘Dreadnaught’ recently released on Shogun Audio. Another Code 3 12" then followed on Critical [‘What you Sayin?’ & ‘Double Dipped’]. Next to drop is Tempa 060 [SP:MC & LX One ‘Hunted’ & SP:MC ‘Oh my Gosh’] which should land in October.


SP:MC Dates 2011

14.01 – Metropolis @ The Faversham, Leeds, UK

22.01 – A Bunch of Cuts @ Cable, London, UK

27.01 – FWD @ Plastic People, London UK

28.01 – Turbulence @ Digital, Newcastle, UK

29.01 – Hospitality @ HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK

01.02 – Mosaic LP Launch @ The Nest, London, UK

03.02 – Spoonfed @ The Fez Club, London, UK

04.02 – Marky & Friends @ Fabric, London, UK

05.02 – Jungle Nation, Aberdeen, UK

11.02 – Digital Soundboy @ Junk Club, Southampton, UK

12.02 – Shogun Audio @ Bladerunnaz, Budapest, Hungary

18.02 – Shogun Audio @ Audio, Brighton, UK

19.02 – Shogun Audio @ Cable, London, UK

25.02 – Metalheadz @ Detonate, Nottingham, UK

26.02 – Renegade Hardware @ Area, London, UK

02.03 – Wax @ Audio, Southampton, UK

04.03 – Sub Dub @ West Indian Centre, Leeds, UK

11.03 – Subloaded @ Bloc, Minehead, UK

11.03 – Basslaced @ Cable, London, UK

12.03 – Hospitality @ The Junction, Cambridge, UK

15.03 – Tuesday Club, Sheffield, UK

18.03 – Club Autonomic @ Fabric, London, UK

26.03 – Spirit of London, Sao Paulo, Brazil

01.04 – Daily Dubstep, Ghent, Belgium

02.04 – Swipe @ Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht, Holland

05.04 – Exit Records @ The Nest, London, UK

07.04 – Spoonfed @ The Fez Club, Cambridge, UK

08.04 – Colour @ The Waterfront, Norwich, UK

09.04 – Shogun Audio @ Cable, London, UK

11.04 – Bass Relief @ XOYO, London, UK

15.04 – Soul:ution @ Fabric, London, UK

21.04 – Oscillate Wildly, Cheltenham, UK

22.04 – Hospitality @ Brixton Academy, London, UK

23.04 – Ram Records @ Millennium Music Hall Cardiff, UK

24.04 – Gamma Funkula @ Kasbah, Coventry, UK

29.04 – Hospitality @ Motion, Bristol, UK

29.04 – HQ @ The Cellar, Oxford, UK

01.05 – Shogun Audio @ Digital, Brighton, UK

04.05 – Icicle Live @ Plastic People, London, UK

06.05 – Digital Soundboy @ Fabric, London , UK

09.05 – Orange Rooms, Southampton, UK

11.05 – Neighbourhood @ Plastic People, London, UK

12.05 – FWD @ Plastic People, London, UK

13.05 – Club Autonomic @ Fabric, London, UK

14.05 – Hospitality @ Cactus, Bruges, Belgium

20.05 – Jailhouse, Hereford, UK

21.05 – Exodus, VOX Warehouse, Leeds, UK

27.05 – Logical Progression @ Fabric, London, UK

29.05 – Club Envy, Ipswich, UK

03.06 – Metropolis, Perth, Australia

04.06 – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, Australia

10.06 – HQ, Adelaide, Australia

11.06 – Halo, Hobart, Australia

12.06 – The Monastery, Brisbane, Australia

18.06 – Shogun Audio @ Cable, London, UK

19.06 – Beach Break Festival, Llanelli, Wales

22.06 – Queens College, Oxford, UK

23.06 – Star Warz, Ghent, Belgium

24.06 – Block 9, Glastonbury Festival, UK

25.06 – Dance Village, Glastonbury Festival, UK

29.06 – Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

01.07 – Tectonic @ Fabric, London, UK

02.07 – Source of Sound, Tonbridge, UK

03.07 – Hideout Festival, Zrce Beach, Croatia

08.07 – NASS Festival, Shepton Mallet, UK

09.07 – A Bunch of Cuts @ Cable, London, UK

15.07 – Hospitality @ Motion, Bristol, UK

15.07 – Goldie Fabric CD Launch @ Fabric, London, UK

16.07 – Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park, UK

20.07 – Supercharged @ Audio, Brighton, UK

22.07 – Club Autonomic @ Icon, Berlin, Germany

23.07 – Star Warz @ Tomorrowland Festival, Boom, Belgium

24.07 – Daily Dubstep @ Tomorrowland Festival, Boom, Belgium

29.07 – FWD @ Global Gathering, Long Marston, UK

29.07 – Club Autonomic @ Fabric, London, UK

30.07 – Hospitality @ Global Gathering, Long Marston, UK

05.08 – Quarantine @ Hidden, London , UK

06.08 – Shogun Audio @ Sunrooms, Southend , UK

12.08 – Cut, Leamington Spa, UK

13.08 – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay, UK

14.08 – Boomtown Festival, Newbury, UK

20.08 – Shogun Audio @ Cable, London, UK

20.08 – 10 Years of FWD, London, UK

27.08 – L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland

28.08 – Shogun Audio @ Audio, Brighton, UK

28.08 – Bass Heavy @ Proud 2, London, UK

28.08 – D&B Arena @ Clapham Grand, London, UK

29.08 – Digital Soundboy @ Notting Hill Carnival, UK

02.09 – Club Autonomic @ Outlook Festival, Croatia

03.09 – Shogun Audio @ Outlook Festival, Croatia

04.09 – Metalheadz @ Sun & Bass, Sardinia, Italy

05.09 – Exit Records @ Sun & Bass, Sardinia, Italy

06.09 – Soul:ution @ Sun & Bass, Sardinia, Italy

15.09 – Martyn LP Launch, Hoxton Warehouse, London, UK

16.09 – Fabric Live, London, UK

17.09 – Metalheadz @ Cable, London, UK

19.09 – Highlight, Portsmouth, UK

24.09 – Valve Soundsystem, Sheffield, UK

30.09 – Hospitality @ Brixton Acadamy, London, UK

30.09 – HQ @ The Cellar Bar, Oxford, UK

01.10 – Jabbaton @ Kset, Zagreb, Croatia

02.10 – Fresher’s Ball @ Oceana, Southampton, UK

04.10 – Tuesday Club, Sheffield, UK

07.10 – Hospitality @ Motion, Bristol, UK

08.10 – Midnight Dubs @ Nu Spirit Club, Bratislave, Slovakia

13.10 – Red Bull Music Academy @ Fabric, London, UK

14.10 – Hospitality @ O2 Arena, Leeds, UK

14.10 – Basslaced @ Stealth, Nottingham, UK

15.10 – Shogun Audio @ Cable, London, UK

22.10 – FWD & Rinse @ Motion, Bristol, UK

23.10 – Oxjam @ Plan B, London, UK

25.10 – Mish:Mash @ The Cut, York, UK

26.10 – Mish:Mash @ Fibbers, Newcastle, UK

28.10 – Breakneck/Hospitality @ The Pier, Portsmouth, UK

28.10 – Playaz @ Fabric, London, UK

29.10 – Wheel & Deal @ Daily Dubstep, Ghent, Belgium

31.10 – Royal Rumble, Heidelberg, Germany

04.11 – Exit Aptitude/Critical Sound @ Fabric, London, UK

05.11 – Leoncavallo, Milan, Italy

12.11 – Spoonfed @ The Junction, Cambridge, UK

18.11 – Glam Nightclub, Cardiff, UK

25.11 – Exit Records @ Sunrooms, Southend, UK

25.11 – UKF Bass Culture @ Alexandra Palace, London, UK

26.11 – Shogun Audio @ The Registry, Portsmouth, UK

28.11 – Hit & Run @ The HMV Ritz, Manchester, UK


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