There’s way to much to put into a Mr.C biography so we’ll keep it short!
Richard West aka Mr.C was born in London & is a keen Chelsea fan. He started MCing around the London clubs at 16 (1982) & soon earned a reputation as a fast talking vivacious rapper working with LWR radio’s Ron Tom, Jasper the Vinyl Junkie & Jazzy M. He also MC’d for Dave Durrell & the Boiler house crew at Raw in Tottenham Court Rd.
In 1986 Mr.C hooked up with Colin Faver & Evil Eddie Richards & became resident rapper at Camden Palace going on to MC for Colin Faver on the then illegal Kiss FM & going into the studio to record with Eddie Richards as Myster-E in 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 organised, 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 (The End/World-wide 2002 – Present). Mr.C has also been resident at R.I.P. (Clink St ‘88), Cooz (Turnpike Lane ‘89), Mangled (Braintree Barn ‘89 & ‘90), White Sugar (Bognor Regis ‘91 & ‘92), Abracadabra (London ‘92), Interdance (Sterns, Worthing ‘’91 – ‘93), Bewitched (London ‘93). All of this was until Mr.C opened The End in December 1995 with partner Layo.
As well as being a former pop star / front man / producer / songwriter with chart toppers The Shamen, Mr.C is also founder & owner of Plink Plonk records & cofounder of The End Club & End Recordings. He currently records under the names: Mr.C, Sycophant Slag’s (with Adultnapper from Dirt Crew / Audiomatique) & has also recorded under the names Myster-E, Nu Jacks, Bass Bureau, The Shamen, Mantrac, Somnambulist, Animus Amor, Mr.C & Tom Parris, Killer Loop & as Mr.C & 16B. He’s currently recording on his Uber cool imprint Superfreq records which specialises in Electronic House, Minimal & Acid House & is also recording with Hallucination Records.
Mr.C also runs & promotes Superfreq events which also specialises in his musical style of Electro House, Minimal Tech & Acid House & happens every Sunday for the last year at AKA after 3 successful years of monthly Saturdays at The End. Superfreq has also accomplished 4 successful seasons in Ibiza, 3 of those at Underground before an exciting move to the legendary DC10 & Superfreq has completed 3 annual tours of South America as well as doing regular events with Made Events in NYC & Miami WMC & 1 off shows around Europe including Italy, Holland, Belgium, Lithuania, Latvia & Russia to name but a few places.