Donovan Bad Boy Smith

Real Name:
Donovan Smith
Donovan started DJ'ing when he was 16 playing soul alldayers, hip hop, and rare groove, under the names of 'The Baron', 'Don the Glove', 'Quick Eddie' and 'Donovan Bassline Smith'.
But it wasn't until he was tagged by the Top Buzz MC, Mad P, that he became Donovan 'Bad Boy' Smith.
Donovans drum and bass career exploded in the summer of 94 playing massive gigs to ravers up and down the country in such venues as the Brunel Rooms, Fantazia, Obssession, Roller express, Elevation, Life, Utopia and the Astoria. At this time he was also managing the jungle section of the Record Basement in Reading. It was then that he teamed up with Vinyl Distibution and was given control of the Street Beats label. This gave him a platform to start his own recording project with Reading engineer/producer Knowle Newton, which was to become Astral Vibes. They went on to debut on Rough Beats and then followed on with Street Beats 11.
After a period of A&R'ing the label, Donovan hooked up with Blue, which led on to the partnership that is still going strong today. His DJ'ing career has been exceptional, spinning high profile slots such as the original 'One in the Jungle' show on BBC Radio One, Movement at Bar Rhumba, The Mass in Brixton, and a Knowledge Magazine cover CD.
Donovan is Street Beats most travelled DJ, having played places such as Canada, Switzerland, Australia and the USA.
He has produced projects with Markee Substance, Decoder, and Blue.
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Donovan Bad Boy Smith Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Donovan Bad Boy Smith Obsession Ruffbeat UK 1992 Sell This Version
Donovan Bad Boy Smith Universal / The Water Basement Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Blue (2) / D.B.B.S* Blue (2) / D.B.B.S* - I Want To / Untitled(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
SENSOR007 Greg Packer / Donovan Bad Boy Smith & Subverse (2) Greg Packer / Donovan Bad Boy Smith & Subverse (2) - Turn The Lights Down / That Feeling(12", W/Lbl) Sensor SENSOR007 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none New Blood / Ruff With The Smooth & Donovan Bad Boy Smith New Blood / Ruff With The Smooth & Donovan Bad Boy Smith - Worries In The Dance / Twisted(Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK Unknown Sell This Version


none Donovan Bassline Smith* Westpoint New Years 1991(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Global Dance Recordings none UK Unknown Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

DCID 004 Donovan 'Bad Boy' Smith* Essential Old Skool Hardcore(2xCD, Mixed) DCI DCID 004 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KN 2.06 LWDN 01 Donovan Bad Boy Smith The Lowdown - Mixed By Donovan Smith(CD, Comp, Mixed) Knowledge Magazine KN 2.06 LWDN 01 UK 1998 Sell This Version


none Cool Breeze / Donovan Bad Boy Smith Cool Breeze / Donovan Bad Boy Smith - Unknown / Side Side Dubplate Mix(Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK 1996 Sell This Version


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March 19, 2016
Love The Donovon Bad Boy Smith..Made Some Pukka Tunes And Played Some Pukka Sets..Nice One Donovan

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