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 which was released in August 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 (Worldwide 2002 - Present) & Super Disco Freq (LA 2010 - present).
In December 1995 Mr.C opened the legendary night club The End 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 the Superfreq label. Mr.C has 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 & the 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 UK number 1 smash hit Ebeneezer Goode. The Shamen also won a highly coveted Ivor Novelo for Songwriters of the year UK in 1992. Richard's currently recording solo as Mr.C & is also doing collaborations as the Sycophant Slags with Francis Harris aka Adultnapper, as the Indigo Kidz with Affie Yusuf, with [a]pendics.shuffle & with Omid 16b & has recent releases on Poker Flat, Wagon Repair Records, Get Physical Records & Adjunct Audio.
Mr.C’s recent EP, “Something Strange Part’s 1 & 2” with [a]pendics.shuffle have caused a real storm in the last half of 2012, as did his recent remix for Fractious on NB records this passed autumn. Mr.C has been extremely busy doing remixes for Mikael Stavöstrand & David Scuba, Francis Harris, Xo Chic, Joint Custody & Affie Yusuf & also has his solo EP I’m gonna Give You Some & his new Smell The Coffee album, as well as collaborations with Affie Yusuf, Omid 16b & [a]pendics.shuffle all due for releases during the first half of 2013.
Mr.C runs & promotes Superfreq events, which celebrates being 11 years old in March 2013 & ran monthly at Mr.C's club The End until it closed down in January 2009. Superfreq now has 2 residencies in London, the first of which happens 8 times each year at the amazing luxury members club Paramount, perched 31 floors above London on the top of the famous landmark Centre Point & the second, a bi-annual residency at the legendary Fabric. Superfreq also does regular events in various venues in Los Angeles & Calais, as well as holding down a quarterly residency at Junk Club in Southampton & has new quarterlies starting at Tree House in Miami & La Santanera in Playa Del Carmen in 2013 & a bi-annual residency starting in Brooklyn NY. This is on top of bi-annual events in San Diego, Chicago & Moscow & annual events in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Dallas, Denver & San Francisco & one of events the world over.
Superfreq has accomplished 7 successful seasons in Ibiza, 3 at Club Underground, 2 at DC10, 1 season at Blu & 3 events at Aura & in 2011 & in 2012 hosted events at BPM, WMC, Kazantip & ADE festivals.
You can hear Mr.C’s current DJ mixes on his Soundcloud, check out many of his past productions on his youtube channel & he’s just launched his Superfreq TV channel with Ugroove.tv