DJ Semtex Tickets
Treat Yourself to DJ Semtex Tickets
Immersing oneself in music is one way to become a successful musician and one of the best examples of this may be DJ Semtex. Since 1992, the English disc jockey has hosted radio shows and played in clubs all across the United Kingdom, honing his craft, talents and understanding of the music landscape and art form of DJing. Today he has a weekly show on BBC Radio 1Xtra and is known as the flagship show for hip-hop in Europe, breaking brand new artists as well as promoting the very best of the existing ones.
While fans can tune in to hear DJ Semtex on BBC Radio 1Xtra every Friday evening, they can also catch him playing live in various venues around the world on odd occasions, bringing his DJing talents to a live forum. He toured around the world with the infamous Dizzee Rascal and has hosted private parties for the likes of Mariah Carey, Wyclef and Lauryn Hill, among many other massively famous and influential musicians. DJ Semtex will be playing venues like The Garage and the 02 Academy Islington in London. Be on the lookout for other shows as well because he often books new events last minute. And seeing a masterful DJ like him live is a true treat.
With a weekly radio programme that is widely considered to be the most important hip-hop radio show in Europe--if not the world--for introducing the public to some of the most talented new hip-hop artists in music, DJ Semtex has been credited with helping to start the ascension of many a famous rapper. Arguably the most notable is Kanye West who credited Semtex as one of the people who helped launch his career at the 2006 Brit Awards.
DJ Semtex grew up in Manchester, England. He became hooked on hip-hop thanks to his older brother and friends' obsession with Run DMC. He began spinning late night parties in Cheetham Hill with a rough and cutthroat audience, forcing him to be at his best whenever he DJ'd. He claims, "If you could rock those crowds, you could rock any crowd." From there he began a pirate radio show while working at Eastern Bloc Records and playing in the legendary club Hacienda in the evening. His reputation continued to grow and he now books events at many other venues.
With a growing buzz, the likes of Sony and Def Jam began to contact DJ Semtex for promotional mixes, which he delivered with regularity. However, his true breakthrough as both an artist and a businessman came after he moved to London to head the Sony Street Team, where he broke records for the likes of Destiny's Child and Dead Prez.
By 2001, DJ Semtex was a rising star as a record executive and DJ alike. He set up Def Jam's UK Urban Department, becoming one of their A&R taste makers, signing the likes of Fat Man Scoops whose debut single "Be Faithful" rose to number one. His only release of his own music was called "Grime Wave," which came out in 2006. However, he has contributed to numerous tracks with numerous artists, namely Dizzee Rascal's track "Stand Up Tall."
For those who love DJs and appreciate what they do while performing, there are few better so see live than DJ Semtex. He will draw fans of club music and knowledgeable musicians alike to his shows, rocking the crowd just like he did when he was starting out in Manchester's Cheetham Hill. The smaller the venue the better, as you will get the full experience of his musical talents. Be prepared to get up and dance through the night.
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