DJn from an early age and self taught, DJ Redcap brings a host of skills to the turntables. Influenced heavily by turntablism, you can clearly see the passion for turntables.
Buying records from an early age, DJ Redcap soon built up his 7″ vinyl collection, consisting of a mix of 80s pop, soul and hip hop, with some key records that influenced him to buy hiphop 12s where he found his path to turntablism and the love for hip hop culture. The sound of hiphop had mass influence in the 80s on DJ culture as a whole and no doubt on DJ Redcap. Bands especially like Public Enemy, NWA, RUN DMC and the Ultramagnetic MCs were the key influences at the time.
In 1989 he met Sanjay, who also had a huge love for Hip Hop. After convincing him not to buy CDs they soon went vinyl digging together in record shops across London. Sanjay had told him about scratching and how you could use the home hi-fi to pull the record back and forth. Having tried and breaking needles, it was time to buy a DJ turntable designed to scratch.
In the early nineties DJ Redcap bought his first belt driven turntable. It was that very same year that a close friend asked him and Sanjay to do her 18th birthday party. Having no idea about DJn they said yes anyway and never looked back. The duo launched themselves as ‘Trick N Treat’, the name taken from a famous 90s Hiphop record.
Networking with key promoters including The Untouchables, Bump n Grind and Mitz (Hustlers Convention) allowed the sound named ‘Trick N Treat’ to become a household name in the club scene during the 90s.
The natural progression from DJn was production. Having bought an Akai S2000 for £1000 and owning several Atart Sts, DJ Redcap taught himself how to produce music. This lead to setting up Redcap Records and releasing his first 12″ single in 2002.
Having been influenced by turntablism, DJ Redcap had the idea in 1997 to allow for two DJs to play at the same time. This would differentiate the show from other DJs on the circuit. This theory of performing like a band and making a real impact on the dance floor is still used to this very day.