Head to Head: Jackmaster & Slimzee
From the start of July through to the end of September, Jackmaster will hold down a residency at XOYO, playing every Saturday with a variety of guests that includes Joy Orbison, Moodymann and Kenny Dope. This Saturday, he shares the stage with two titans of grime and dubstep, Slimzee and Loefah.
A member of Pay As U Go Cartel and a key part of Rinse FM from the start, Slimzee was the grime DJ. He’d spin for the two best MCs – Dizzee Rascal and Wiley – and if a rival DJ had a special VIP dubplate, Slimzee already had the VIP of the VIP. After spending some time only DJing sporadically, Slimzee has returned in a big way this year, hosting an NTS show that he’s opened up to the likes of Slackk, Novelist, Skepta, Jammer and Mumdance.
Artists are often better than journalists at getting stories out of fellow artists, and in this interview Slimzee speaks candidly about his much-mythologised ASBO, how he started up DJing, the origins of his most infamous dubplate and more.
For tickets and more information for Jackmaster, Slimzee and Loefah this Saturday head here, and for more Jackmaster check his 10 Glasgow classics feature for FACT.