◊ Spooky ◊
London's Spooky (aka Spooky Bizzle) is a grime scene veteran with long running shows on Deja Vu FM and Mode FM, a member of Slew Dem crew, countless releases on labels such as Butterz, Local Action, Tumble Audio, Trouble & Bass and Shiftee's Hot Mom USA.
"The DJ's DJ of grime and lynchpin of the Slew Dem crew, Spooky Bizzle is another important grime historian, but also a powerhouse when it comes to keeping it alive on today's dancefloors. As a producer he shook grime to its foundations with his 'Spartan' beat in 2010, and all his releases show just how minimalist and abrupt grime can be while still keeping its impact and danceability." - Joe Muggs
◊ Starkey ◊
Philadelphia based artist Starkey isn’t just another talented music producer who has gained universal recognition. A founder of the “Street Bass” sound, which combines elements of hip-hop, grime and dubstep, Starkey creates different dimensions in his music with an ingenius complexity that separates him from other artists. Notably one of the first producers to bring the sound of UK grime to the United States, Starkey’s richly textured production style and refined music engineering has earned him a global fan-base as a true inventor of sound. With international tours and consistent headlines, Starkey’s production has left an indelibly classical mark on the world of bass-heavy music. His fourth full-length album, “The Transponder Orchestra”, will be released this year on Alpha Pup Records.
◊ Dev79 ◊
Dev79 aka Dev7Nine aka Philadelphia badman OG. He effortlessly weaves elements of grime, garage, rap and juke, among a plethora of other styles, into a tapestry of urban club music that he (along with lablemate Starkey) have dubbed “Street Bass.” His ruckus inspiring DJ sets have kept dance floors sweaty across North America with deep selections of bass heavy urban music. He has shared stages alongside acts such as Deltron 3030, Kastle, Brillz, Mayhem, AC Slater, Jackmaster, Jokers of the Scene, Girl Talk, Drop the Lime, Plastician and Willy Joy.
◊ El Carnicero ◊
Indianapolis, IN based badman is the 3rd owner of Slit Jockey Records and has been an og making grime, rap and experimental beats for years. Currentlyworking on an upcoming project with Cee Knowledge (aka Doodlebug of Digable Planets).
◊ DGAF Residents Michael Savant, Mista Manc, Alex Cronin ◊
dThis guys been holding it down proper for the Providence scene and show no signs of slowing down!
Slit Jockey Records is celebrating its 10 year anniversary! The imprint is notable as the first "grime" label in the US and its still one of the only stateside labels focused on grime. The current phase of anniversary plans includes an exciting and comprehensive ‘best of’ collection entitled “10 Years of Grime” - highlighting Slit Jockey’s unique stamp on the movement. In conjunction with the release of “10 Years of Grime” they will also drop a new t-shirt and trek out on a US mini-tour. The label is owned and operated by Starkey, Dev79 and El Carnicero.