DJ Slimzee

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DJ Slimzee
Birth name Dean Fullman
Also known as DJ Slimzee
Origin Bow, London, England
Genres Grime, UK garage
Occupation(s) DJ
Years active 1994-2005
2006-2012 (sporadic)
2013-
Labels Slimzos Recordings
Associated acts Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Pay As U Go

Dean Fullman, best known by his stage name DJ Slimzee, is an English DJ who currently hosts a show on Rinse FM, returning from his previous show on NTS. He is best known for his show on pirate radio station Rinse FM in the early noughties and its influential role in the development of grime music,[1][2][3] as well as for having a large collection of dubplates.[4][5]

Career[edit]

DJ Slimzee co-founded Rinse FM in 1994.[6] For a three-year period in the early days of the station the Rinse studio was hosted in DJ Slimzee's house.[7] From the late 1990s Slimzee was one of the first DJs to start introducing the dark new music coming out of the UK garage scene into his sets[8] and throughout the early 2000s he hosted a Sunday afternoon grime show which would regularly showcase some of the genres best MCs.[9] Many artists who featured on Slimzee's pirate radio shows went on to have mainstream success, he received a golden disc in recognition of his contribution to Dizzee Rascal's successful debut album Boy in da Corner.[10]

In 2005 Ofcom disconnected a Rinse FM radio transmitter and Slimzee received an ASBO, believed to be the first of its kind, banning him from every rooftop in the borough of Tower Hamlets.[11] This event ended Slimzee's regular show on Rinse FM, but he continued to host occasional one off shows and take live bookings until his return to regular radio on NTS in 2014.[12][13] Since his return to radio Slimzee has recorded sets with MCs including Skepta, Jammer, Scratchy, D Double E and Trim.

Discography[edit]

Mix Albums[edit]

  • 2002: Sidewinder Studio Mix with Dizzee Rascal and Wiley
  • 2003: Street Beats with Gods Gift
  • 2004: Bingo Beats

Live Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/slimzee-uk-garage-classics
  2. ^ http://www.factmag.com/2013/04/19/grime-kingpin-slimzee-hits-soundcloud-uploads-2002-radio-session-with-dizzee-rascal-durrty-goodz-maxwell-d/
  3. ^ http://boilerroom.tv/channels/london/slimzee-still-jam-hot/
  4. ^ http://www.fabriclondon.com/blog/view/interview-10-texts-with-slimzee-2
  5. ^ http://www.factmag.com/2014/04/17/legendary-grime-dj-slimzee-joins-nts-radio/
  6. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/sep/30/rinse-fm-former-pirate-station-18-birthday
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  9. ^ http://www.factmag.com/2013/07/08/watch-london-legends-riko-and-slimzees-og-grime-session-for-boiler-room/
  10. ^ http://www.rbmaradio.com/people/slimzee
  11. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/asbo-bars-pirate-dj-from-the-rooftops-7173468.html
  12. ^ http://www.fabriclondon.com/blog/view/interview-10-texts-with-slimzee-2
  13. ^ http://www.factmag.com/2014/04/17/legendary-grime-dj-slimzee-joins-nts-radio/

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