Ghetto Method Collective – co Founder and resident DJ, hosts the Dubtronic radio show, playing eclectic electronica, deep grooves and old skool vibez.
Mudfoot Blaps has been spinning wax since 92, after falling in love with breakbeat rave and heavy basslines, he has followed the progression of the break closely, even leading the way up North sometimes!
By 1996 Mudfoot (then DJ Sandy) joined the OCP collective with Hidden Agenda (Metalheadz) and DJ Seven (Reinforced Records) rollin’ the D’n’B vibe to a blossoming Newcastle upon Tyne scene and performing alongside DJs Grooverider, Ed Rush and many others.
Never content to stick with one sound, the eclectic DJ continued to explore new bass and breaks sounds, launching his own Sherbet Dip events at the legendary (and sadly missed) Riverside venue in Newcastle, blending all styles from house to hip hop and providing the perfect platform to showcase local talent like Raj Pannu (ninja tune).
In 2000 Mudfoot joined the Kiss Fm family as resident DJ for the Peach events, rollin’ a selection of broken beats and uk garage. During this time he began working alongside the likes of Oris Jay, Zed Bias, J da Flex and many others and became a key exponent of the early Dubstep scene.
Representing the Ammunation collective up North, Mudfoot began as series of highly successful events called Method Lounge with London DJ Paddy Freeform (Universal Vibes), again flowing with eclecticism and featuring the likes of Markus Intalex, Landslide and the UnaBombers.
In 2005 Mudfoot co-formed the Ghetto Method Collective (GMC) with DJ D.A.V.E. and returned to two of his early loves… old skool rave and graffiti!
Mudfoot never stopped playing the rave vibez, and is well respected up North as one of the old skool, rollin’ selections out at all the big raves. The GMC crew has expanded and Mudfoot can be caught rockin’ a party with the Berlin family in Germany and even as far away as Brazil. As happy with a spraycan in his hand, Mudfoot is sure to leave his mark!!
The GMC music label and radio station was set up in 2007 and Mudfoot hosts the weekly Dubtronic and monthly TruOldSkool shows and previous EPs have included Subnote, Tokyo Acid Crew, Mark Archer (Altern8) and Mr Bird.
In 2012 Mudfoot met Alex Energy and was invited to play and paint at the Two Steps Beyond event, Mudfoot described getting to play the Fantazia main stage in front of the world’s most enthusiastic ravers as “one of his proudest moments”.
In November 2013 when, during a visit to Brazil, met the rapper Billy Saga, from São Paulo.
From this spark, emerged the Project of cultural and musical experience, uniting the Hip Hop scene from both countries.
Currently works at the publicizing of his second album – The street are watching . The solo album of the MC Billy Saga is the result of almost two decades of dedication to the and can be considered one of the most authentic and combative artistic works that deals with the rights of disabled people in a subtle manner in songs with various themes.
From someone that lived the bitterness of a medullar injury,The street are watching is a truly modern Ode to the surmounting and is capable of sensitizing and provoking a kind of collective consciousness about the fundamental reflection of accessibility and the social inclusion duty.
But it’s not just that; Billy – that in his musical alchemy merges Hip-Hop with Rock, Reggae, Dub and Samba elements – travels through diverse subjects that go from world experiences to notions of politics, relationships, technology and religion, always making evident his warrior spirit, even though he is conceptually a pacifist.
He has accomplished over 150 theater presentations at Cia Mix Menestreis and has organized 25 sociocultural events in militancy for the right of disabled people in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre in Brazil, Santa Fe and San Justo, in Argentina.
Three-time winner of the Freestyle Rational Battle – Sexta Free and one of the first Brazilian disabled visual artists focused on deaf-art.
Researcher and an inclusive culture enthusiast.