“Shell dem Rizla.” 

We’ve seen the formidable collections of Spooky, Score5Slimzee and Kahn & Neek as part of our Dubplate Masters series, but there’s one DJ that’s been on our hitlist from day one: Riz La Teef.

Riz started DJing at 18, when his flatmate went overseas for a month and left his low-tech belt drive turntables out in the open. He now cuts his own dubplates at London’s Transition Mastering and Music House every week, seeking out the best instrumentals and vocals from MCs like Riko Dan, AJ Tracey and Lady Chann to play in the club and on his Radar Radio show.

Riz is a real dubplate taste-maker if there ever was one, and above you can watch him mix his most prized dubplates from the basement of Radar’s London HQ. The 17 minute mix features a bunch of exclusive cuts, including a Sinjin Hawke’s remix of Scratcha DVA featuring Killa P, a heavy ‘I Luv U’ refix by Boylan, and Riko Dan spitting over a UK funky classic.

Tracklist:
Apple – ‘Chantes’ (Riko Dan Spesh)
D1 – ‘Enigma’
Top Dolla -‘Flexin’ (Lady Chann Vocal)
Karma – ‘Smear’ VIP
Boylan – ‘I LUV U’ Refix
Soloman – ‘Bokeh’ (AJ Tracey Vocal)
Garna – ‘Tombstone’
Scratcha DVA – ‘Worst’ (Sinjin Hawke Remix ft. Killa P)
Killjoy – ‘Let’s Go’ (4X4 Mix)
EL-B – ‘Amazon’ (Nico Lindsay Rizla Spesh)

Listen next: FACT mix 567: Riz La Teef

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