One of U.K. pirate radio’s biggest dubstep DJs will tour the U.S. and Canada in June. Croydon, U.K.-based Chefal, or DJ Chef, will make his way to the West Coast, appearing Friday, May 30 at Shift in Seattle, Saturday, May 31 at Smog in L.A., and Thursday, June 5 in San Francisco. Along with fellow Croydon producers Skream and Benga, Chef has helped popularize dubstep around the world via his 11 p.m. GMT Tuesday night Rinse FM radio show, residencies at London parties DMZ and FWD, Slam It in Helsinki, Finland, and various events in Denmark, Austria, Israel, Czech Republic, and Germany.
In addition, Chef keeps the dubs flowing–literally–cutting plates at Transition Mastering Studios, dubstep’s most renowned acetate-cutting studio.
Chef is known for his infectious laugh and DJ sets that span dubstep’s varied styles, from ragga to tech. On radio, he’s been among the first to break new artists to the public, including Tes La Rok and Cotti. Somehow he manages to run a label too, Ringo, which has produced some very big tunes in the last two years. What you get from a Chef set: vibrancy. The man has a ton of energy and good vibes.
In San Francisco, Chef will be joined by Ottawa, Canada’s DZ, a rising production talent who has released tracks on Lo Dub, Scuba, and Blackacre.
06/05 San Francisco, CA: Brap Dem One Year Anniversary @ Holy Grail*
06/06 Chicago, IL: Lava
06/07 Vancouver, BC: Lighta!
06/14 Montreal, QC: There Will Be Dubs
06/21 New York, NY: Love
* w/ DZ, Ripple, SamSupa!, Emcee Child