Mr. C

Real Name:
Richard West
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Started MCing at the young age of 16, for DJs such as Jasper The Vinyl Junkie, Jazzy M & Ron Tom, all on LWR pirate radio in London. Soon after this he became MC for Evil Eddie Richards & Colin Faver working as an MC on Kiss FM. By 1987 he produced his first deep house track on Eddie Richards "Baad" imprint. Started promoting acid parties in London by early 1988. Vocalist, writer & producer for The Shamen. Won the Ivor Novello for Songwriter of the year 1992. Hosting the Future Music show weekly on Kiss FM from 1993-2002. Also hosted a show on the pirate station Dance FM. By 1992 he founded Plink Plonk. Co-founder of "The End Club" and End Recordings with partners Layo & Douglas Paskin, also co-founder of Superfreq Records along side Luke VB.
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Mr. C - Pro>gen album art The Shamen Pro>gen (Land Of Oz Mix) Pro>gen (Single) One Little Indian UK 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Energy – DJ's In The House album art Various A Big Sigh In A Big City Energy – DJ's In The House (Comp) WGAF Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Make It Mine (Remix) album art The Shamen Progen (Land Of Oz) Make It Mine (Remix) (Single) One Little Indian UK 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. C - En-Tact album art The Shamen Progen (Land Of Oz) (as Mr C) En-Tact (Album) One Little Indian UK 1990 Sell This Version
NG-050 Mr. C - Looney Tunes II album art Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee Mr. C's Long Distance Call Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Looney Tunes II(LP) Nu Groove Records NG-050 US 1990 Sell This Version
WGAF001 Mr. C - This Island Earth / Come Into My World album art Amoeba (4) / Arcana (10) Come Into My World (Mr C's Spirit) Amoeba (4) / Arcana (10) - This Island Earth / Come Into My World(12") WGAF Records WGAF001 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Essential Hardcore album art Various Possible Worlds Essential Hardcore (Comp) Dino Entertainment Europe 1991 Sell This Version
BB0 - 01 Mr. C - Comin' Hardcore album art Bass Bureau Comin' Hardcore(12") Not On Label BB0 - 01 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Progeny (Move Any Mountain - Progen) album art The Shamen Progeny (Move Any Mountain - Progen) (Comp) One Little Indian UK 1991 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Eyes album art Midi Rain Eyes (The C Mix) Eyes (Single) Vinyl Solution UK 1991 Sell This Version
STAC 2535 Mr. C - Thin Ice 2: The Second Shiver album art Various Progen 91 (C-Mix D.E.) Thin Ice 2: The Second Shiver(2xCass, Comp) Telstar STAC 2535 UK & Ireland 1991 Sell This Version
24 ird bto 1 Mr. C - Couple / Pendolino album art Beautyon Pendolino (Variation By Mr. C) Couple / Pendolino(12") Irdial Discs 24 ird bto 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
COCY-5131 Mr. C - Hyperreal album art The Shamen Progen (Land Of Oz) Hyperreal(CD, Single) One Little Indian COCY-5131 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Move Any Mountain (Progen 91) album art Shamen* Move Any Mountain (Progen 91) (Single, Maxi) One Little Indian Germany 1991 Sell This Version
FK 004 Mr. C - House Sensation album art Nu Jacks House Sensation(12") Fokus Recordings FK 004 US 1991 Sell This Version
FK 004 Mr. C - House Sensation album art Nu Jacks House Sensation(12") Fokus Recordings FK 004 US 1991 Sell This Version
65TP12SP Mr. C - Possible Worlds album art The Shamen Possible Worlds(12", Promo) One Little Indian 65TP12SP UK 1991 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Boss Drum album art The Shamen Boss Drum (Album) One Little Indian Canada 1992 Sell This Version
Mr. C - L.S.I. (Love Sex Intelligence) album art Shamen* Possible Worlds L.S.I. (Love Sex Intelligence) (Single, Maxi) One Little Indian Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Tudor Sky album art East Born Tudor Sky (Mr. C Dub Mix) and 1 more… Tudor Sky Orbital Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Ebeneezer Goode album art The Shamen Ebeneezer Goode (Single, Maxi) One Little Indian France 1992 Sell This Version
SPRO-05456 Mr. C - Bang (Mind Warp Mutations) album art Blur Bang (MW 40 Feet Under Mix) Bang (Mind Warp Mutations)(12", Promo) SBK Records, Food SPRO-05456 US 1992 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Different Drum album art The Shamen Different Drum (Album) One Little Indian South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
Mr. C - Show Of Strength EP album art The Shamen Possible Worlds (Shamen Live) (as Mr C) Show Of Strength EP (EP, Comp) One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version
Mr. C - On Air • The BBC Sessions album art The Shamen On Air • The BBC Sessions (Album) Band Of Joy UK 1993 Sell This Version

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DJNORTHENER

DJNORTHENER

June 10, 2014
I agree with the below. When Mr. C is on top form and doing a long set he takes disparate tracks; Straight House, Tech House, Acid, Techno, Electro, Tribal percussive tracks, funky but in the right way, Jacking and mixes them up into a constantly changing and evolving driving soundscape. When he's on form there is definitely an element of art in the way he plays and mixes tracks. he has been one of my fave DJs since the late 1990s. Keep on rocking Richard :)
dchicago909

dchicago909

December 16, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Mr C as a DJ can take a selection of records and transform them into a musical journey, the resulting groove will transcend the expected and be a pleasure to listen to. My personal preference will be his more phsycedelic and deeper sets but he is renowned for playing straight house and tougher techy sets and it all sounds dope.. Few DJ's are as charasmatic and knowledgeable as this guy. He has been involved since house music's inception and deserves recognition for his tireless contribution. My record collection has never really recovered from the discontinuation of his Kiss 100 show, as this was a valuable source for titles! Peace & Respect due.

July 29, 2003
Mr C is a legend. From the rapper in the now defunct Shamen to label boss of End Recordings, he has for the past decade been involved in the British dance scene and made it much more colourful. He also has a successful career as a DJ playing some rather excellent tech house. He was recently a guest on the world famous Essential Mix on Radio 1 and played an absolute blinder. Respect!

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