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 went into the studio to record his 1st house track with Eddie Richards as Myster-E in 1987. This inspired Mr.C to become a DJ to learn more about his beloved House & Techno music so in late '87 Richard took to the decks. 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 / World-wide 2002 - Present) & Super Disco Freq (2010 - present).
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. Mr.C has also recorded under the names, Myster-E, Unity 2, Nu Jacks, Bass Bureau, The Shamen, Mantrac, Somnambulist, Animus Amour, Killer Loop, Mr.C & Tom Parris, Mr.C & 16B & Sycophant Slags.
Mr.C is best known as front man of the pop group The Shamen with whom he notched up a string of top 10 hits including Move Any Mountain & the 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 & Get Physical Records. Mr.C has been working on his new album "Smell The Coffee" which he intends to have released by summer 2012.
He also has a new EP called Something Strange Part 1 with [a]pendics.shuffle due for release on Adjunct Audio on March 12 2012 & his own remix of this track on Part 2 in April 2012. Mr.C has also completed remixes for both Adultnapper & Affie Yusuf due this spring 2012 & has started a new project collaborating with Affie Yusuf with the first EP complete & waiting from a home. Mr.C’s new Anti Sailing EP by the Sycophant Slags on Get Physical Music from berlin is available now.
Mr.C also runs & promotes Superfreq events, which will be 10 years old in March 2012 & ran monthly at Mr.C's club, The End until it closed down in January 2009. Superfreq now has 2 residencies in London, as Superfreq E'special at the amazing luxury members club Paramount, perched 31 floors above London on the top of the famous landmark Centre Point & bi-annually at the legendary Fabric. Superfreq also does regular events in various venues in Los Angeles, a monthly free event in various clubs in Calais as well as holding down quarterly events at Junk Club in Southampton, Volatl in Chicago, Sweet Spot Washington DC, with various promoters in NYC & at Solyanka Club in Moscow & is about to start a new quarterly at Avalon in Singapore as well as having completed one off events recently in Dallas, Denver & San Francisco. Now that Mr.C has moved base camp to Los Angeles where he's does Super Disco Freq on the 1st Tuesday each month at Short Stop, Echo Park, he continues to take Superfreq as one off parties all around the Americas where he has recently done parties in Miami, Detroit, Costa Rica, Panama & Ecuador.
Superfreq has accomplished 6 successful seasons in Ibiza, 3 at Club Underground, 2 seasons at DC10, 1 season at Blu & this year with Aura. 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 a very serious form of method acting called the "Spiritual Psychology of Acting" which he studied for over 6 years. He's more than ready for action & already has supporting roles in 2 feature films lined up, the 1st of which shoots in Summer 2011 & the second allegedly in early 2012. He has already acquired an acting agent in LA called Imperium 7. We'll tell you more about these as things develop. Richard has also just moved to LA from London to test his skills in the big playground.
In the meantime, listen out for his current by Sycophant Slags on Get Physical.
You can here his current DJ mixes on his Soundcloud & there many of his productions on his youtube channel.