A regular face behind the decks at the Blast and one of our most highly rated DJs / Producers of recent years. Manchester based Chimpo is a proper all rounder and one of the most unique and solid talents in the UK right now.
As well as being a key member of the Levelz crew, Chimpo’s personal productions have seen releases on a diverse range of labels including Contagious, Stripes, Soul:R, Par Excellence, Exit and Metalheadz (alongside Fracture). With several weighty solo tracks under his belt as well as collaborations with the likes of Dub Phizix, Skeptical, Fracture and who can forget 2012’s massive “Gaza” with Chimpo’s frequent collaborator the legendary MC Trigga on vocal duties.
When he’s not behind the decks or pushing buttons in the studio, Chimpo also likes to get on the mic himself. Having lent his unmistakable Mancunian Baritone to the “Buzzin” collaboration with Dub Phizix & Skeptical, Enei’s massive “Headtop” on Critical Records, his stand out verses on crew cuts LVL07 and LVL09 as well as his recent “Backslang EP” on Par Excellence which included four entirely unique but equally amazing tracks all produced and voiced by the big man himself.
Being the big fans that we are, we have been hounding Chimpo for a mix for quite some time now, so when he agreed to drop us a Halloween special we knew it was going to be good.
Featuring a proper sinister intro that includes legendary Birmingham MC Bassman making owl noises over the Saw theme (yes you did read that correct!), the mix quickly leads into a strong selection of classic horror movie soundtrack clips interspersed with everything from Dancehall to DNB to reggae to Grime and everything in between. Expect to also hear some pretty spooky sounding chopped and screwed re-edits of some of Chimpo’s own tracks too. Basically its amazing. And creepy as shit too!
Check out the mix and don’t forget to catch Chimpo at The Blast Halloween Carnival of the Dead part 2 on Friday 30th October at Bristol In:Motion. The event is now sold out but we will have 100 tickets on the door.