From the age of 16 recki was hooked to listening to the pirate radio stations such as centreforce , sunrise, pulse and friends fm, after partying In the fields and hanging around south mimms waiting for the next party recki decided that he would turn his hand to starting a radio station,
1992 rude fm was born originally playing acid house & hardcore progressing in to the jungle scene and into a reputable dnb station, hosting second rooms with most of the well established reputable promotions at the time , putting on events all over London in all types of venues from labyrinth, Hannover grand , island ilford ,Camden palace , And Scala just to mention a few and as far out as Milton Keynes.
Over the years recki set up a few record labels with friends from the area, goldseal records rude recordings spick and span and c & m records set up With his long time friend dicer founder from another Legendary station weekend rush.
Fast forward to 1996 rhythm section record shop was born then followed the birth of another station playing garage and House music passion fm , being the original founder with mr t and mikey recki started to turn his hand in the studio away from the dnb that he had been making for many years under many different aliases, young offenders was born,
A new partnership formed with mr meshtone remixing for the likes of universal records Warner records, kossheen, ramsey & Fen luck and neat , dreem teem and many more with over 50 garage remixes behind them recki still Managed to take time promoting various promotions here and abroad ,mid summer ball that he owns with his music partner Ramsey from the infamous Ramsey and Fen.
Running for 15 years In north Cyprus one of the biggest and successful party’s on the island , most recently recki has moved back to the Uk after living in Cyprus for many years running his own legal dance station and party nights planning to come back to a easy life he is straight back on it Ramsey called him up and told him centre were coming back on DAB fully legal! as they held the morning shows back in 2007 (serving you up the brecki with Ramsey and recki )another part of history is in the making!
currently working on his own record label with fellow dj Ramsey and a handful of fresh new talent…
East London-born Ramsey, grew up on a musical diet of soul, rare groove and jazz funk. He first took to the turntables in 1985, and was also featured on Jonathan Ross’s Channel 4 music show Soul Train.
Ramsey’s dj’ing career started off as a hobby, but stepped up a gear when pirate stations launched in his local area Hackney. Ramsey began spinning on radio stations Defection, and Rush FM, where he was amongst the likes of Shabba D, Mixmaster Max, MC Wallace and Goldie, who would come and MC for him during his sets.
Ramsey returned to his soulful roots and began to spin US garage, having decided that the increasingly tight jungle scene was hard to break into. He was one of the first DJs to play garage on a Saturday morning show on Rush FM, testing early scene-shaping tracks, from the likes of Nightcrawlers and Robin S.
The show got plenty of positive response, and Ramsey started getting bookings to play garage at Roast (along side Norris Windross, Matt Jam Lamont and Karl Brown) as well as underground garage haunts, such as east London’s Dungeons. Ramsey met future djing partner DJ Fen, through a friend on an off chance meeting in a local phone shop. Ramsey invited Fen on to Freek FM (his current station at the time) .
This was to be the start of the internationally known duo ‘Ramsey & Fen’.
They began playing out at the station’s own night Freek in the Manor, as well as, the majority of the UK garage scene’s founding clubs like La Cosa Nostra, Zoo’s Lord of the Underground, Rhythm Promotions’ The Breakfast Club, Sun City, Numb Nums (as residents) and Twice as Nice.
Ramsey & Fen decided to leave Freek FM to form their own pirate station London Underground. It was through London Underground they got their first remix work, when the Trinity/SOUR record label asked Ramsey & Fen to provide garage mixes of Kim Mazelle’s Big Baby and Quality which quickly became underground anthems.
Ramsey & Fen always retained their love of radio, and in the late 90’s the pair guested on legal stations and have delved into music TV having filmed an appearance on a Wise Buddha pilot production.Ramsey & Fen stepped up a gear further more, kicking off with the excellent single Favourite Part of Me (featuring Maxwell D) which was soon signed onto the massive BMG label.
This wasn’t the first time they found themselves talking to senior executives at a major label, Ramsey & Fen’s two-step classic anthem Love Bug was picked up by Nebula, a sub division of EMI Records.Although major success seemed to come easy to the duo, they still worked on their underground label BUG Records linking up with up and coming artists to produce anthem after anthem.
As a club DJ, Ramsey has played across the globe, reaching Japan, Switzerland, Amsterdam (playing at the massive Dance Valley Festival) Tenerife, Miami, Germany, Turkey, Grease, Majorca,and of course Ibiza and Ayia Napa in Cyprus. Ramsey was an innovator in Ayia Napa,alongside Nick Power and Steve Jackson of Kiss 100, where they pioneered the playing of underground garage.
This innovative move radically shifted the club scene there, and shaped the place as one of the top partying destinations in Europe. Having developed the clubbing scene on the southern Greek part of Cyprus, Ramsey then turned his attention to the northern Turkish side of the island, where he, along with fellow DJ J Junior, formed Cyprus Music Festivals.
This was another ground-breaking development for the dance scene in Cyprus, with ongoing annual events, such as The Mid Summer Ball, which was the first series of events playing pure house, garage, and old skool classics. Ramsey is currently working on many more exciting projects with fellow DJ Recki Bee (R&R Promotions), and with Ty Divin, where the pair write, produce, and remix music.
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Ramsy & Recki Breaky Show
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