Richard West aka Mr.C was born in London in the late 60's. He started MCing in the London clubs aged only 16 & soon earned a reputation as a fast talking vivacious rapper working with LWR radio's Ron Tom, Jasper the Vinyl Junkie & Jazzy M. Mr.C then hooked up with Colin Faver & Evil Eddie Richards to became resident rapper at Camden Palace going on to MC for Colin Faver on the then illegal Kiss FM.
Mr.C then went into the studio to record his 1st house track with Eddie Richards as Myster-E in 1987. This inspired him to become a DJ to learn more about his beloved House & Techno music, so in late '87 Richard took to the decks.
Since then, Mr.C has since organized, promoted & been resident dj at: Fantasy ('88), Base (Dungeons '89), Release (91), Harmony (92), Drop (93), Cyclone (94), Vapourspace (94 & 95), Flavour (The End 95 & 96), Subterrain (The End (95 - 2002), Superfreq (The End/Paramount/Junk Club/Bardot/SpyBar/Worldwide 2002 - Present) & Super Disco Freq (2010).
In December 1995 Mr.C opened the legendary End Club in London with Partner Layo Paskin & then AKA bar 3 years later, which celebrated its 13th anniversary in December 2008. Sadly The End & AKA closed its doors for good on January 24th 2009. 1 Chapter closes & another begins.
Mr.C is founder & owner of Plink Plonk records, cofounder of End Recordings & cofounder & owner of Superfreq Records. He has recorded under the names, Myster-E, Nu Jacks, Bass Bureau, The Shamen, Mantrac, Somnambulist, Animus Amour, Killer Loop, Mr.C & Tom Parris & Mr.C & 16B and is best known as front man of the pop group The Shamen with whom he notched up a string of top 10 hits. They include Move Any Mountain & the UK number 1 hit Ebeneezer Goode. The Shamen also won a highly coveted Ivor Novelo for Songwriters of the year 1992.Richard's currently recording solo as Mr.C or as the Sycophant Slags with his production partner Adultnapper with releases on Sexonwax, End Rec, Hallucination Ltd, Superfreq records, Bombis Records, Poker Flat Records & Wagon Repair Records & has EPs in stores now under both monikers on both Poker Flat & Wagon Repair.
Mr.C has also done lots of radio hosting his 1st weekly show on pirate station LWR in 1988. He then went on to host shows on Fantasy FM & Dance FM before joining London's biggest dance station Kiss 100 where he did his Future Music show for 10 years but sadly had to let this go due to recording & touring commitments.
Mr.C also runs & promotes Superfreq events, which is now in its 9th year & ran monthly at Mr.C's club, The End until it closed down in January 2009. Superfreq now has a monthly residencies at the amazing luxury members club Paramount, perched 31 floors above London on the top of the famous landmark Center Point, at the stylish Bardot at Avalon Los Angeles & Le Tub in Calais. Superfreq also holds quarterly events at Junk Club in Southampton UK, SpyBar Chicago & in New York with Blk|market membership & is starting quarterlies in 2011 with MNMLife in Washington DC & at Beatbox in San Francisco. Now that Mr.C has moved base camp from London to L.A, he's also started Super Disco Freq, which is the 1st Tuesday each month at Short Stop, Echo Park & he intends to take Superfreq as one off parties all around the States.
Superfreq has accomplished 6 successful seasons in Ibiza, 3 at Club Underground, 2 seasons at DC10 & last Season at Blu. Superfreq has also completed 5 annual tours of South America, as well as having done regular events with G.U.M in Ecuador & Made Events in NYC. Superfreq has also done 1 off shows the world over including U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, China, England, Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Lithuania, France, Croatia, Greece, Latvia & Russia to name but a few places.
Lastly, as Richard West, Mr.C has been regularly studying "Spiritual Psychology of Acting" for over 6 years now. He's more than ready for action & already has a supporting role in a feature film lined up which shoots in the autumn of 2010. We'll tell you more about this as things develop. Richard has also just moved to LA from London to test his skills in the big playground.
In the meantime, watch out for the new releases of both the Lunar EP by Mr.C on Wagon Repair & Keep Off by Sycophant Slags on Poker Flat, both in stores now & digital versions of the Sycophant Slags remix of Reverse Commuter, the Dharma Fields remixes, all on Hallucination Ltd & also listen out for the Mr.C remix of Hijacker & Stick on Bombis.