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MCR /Fri 29th November/ Lean OO2/ Mickey Pearce & Chunky

Postby LeanMCR » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:18 am

Mickey Pearce (SWAMP81) - EXTENDED SET
Chunky (SWAMP81) DJ SET
Burras & Maskell (FourFour)
Kapiche (Lean)

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Mickey first made a name as 'Shortstuff', back in 2009, when people were still asking stupid questions like 'what do you call this music?'

He released records on seminal labels such as Ramp Recordings and Punch Drunk, before establishing his own label and signing early material from future legends of the bass scene, Bok Bok and Dark Sky.

Never happy unless being truly original, Mickey released his last record under the Shortstuff moniker in summer 2010 and retreated to the studio, only popping up for select remix duties.

3 years on, having found a new home on Loefah's immense Swamp 81 label, he has had an incredible amount of success in a relatively short amount of time.

A regular SWAMP81 show on London's Rinse FM with honcho Loefah has made him a DJ in high demand. His credentials are higher than ever with every release on SWAMP81 becoming a collectors item. Each release and remix Mickey has subsequently put his midas touch on has received plaudits and critical acclaim from all the scenes big-hitters.

To say we're just a tad excited to have Mickey down to Lean 002 to play an extended set for us would be a huge understatement. Mickey's set will be special.


Chunky is a proud Mancunian with roots in Zimbabwe (having relocated from there as a child) which may explain such a worldly, open-minded, outlook on life. Onstage, this translates into a rare ability to work any crowd into a frenzy, whilst handling everything from the latest, bass-heavy cuts to live jazz with consummate ease.

In the musical metropolis that is Manchester, Chunky has long been the hardest working MC on the circuit. Performing alongside the many itinerant ‘A-Listers’ passing through the city each week soon brought him to the attention of TRUE TIGER, LOEFAH, PEARSON SOUND and many more. Since then, Chunky’s stomping grounds have been ever-expanding and he is now resident MC for SWAMP 81, TRUE TIGER and HESSLE AUDIO, a side of which has made him one of FABRIC’s most frequent performers.

Chunky’s recent work alongside the SWAMP 81 head honcho Leofah has resulted in gigs across Europe and a monthly RINSE FM radio show. His own segment, “STRAIGHT OUTTA SWAMPTON”, where he showcases classic records during the last 15 minutes and has proved such a hit that it’s been given a monthly 2-hour slot of its own.

Despite an every busying away-schedule, he remains the resident he also finds the time to tour both country and continent as the frontman of the 10-piece RIOT JAZZ BRASS BAND.

On top of this, Chunky is both creator and cajoler; and 2012 saw the release of his own double-pack EP of ‘Chunkadelic’ productions on Swamp 81 Records.

Like a fast-spreading epidemic, there is hardly a festival or celebrated venue in the UK where Chunky has not united the dance; and – frighteningly – at the age of 23, he’s barely written the prologue.

To witness his underrated DJ skills , check this Boiler Room Mix: MC/Producer/DJ -CHUNKY

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