Hale. London Radio: Celebrating Music Culture
Good Groove Wednesdays is one show split in two that ensures you'll keep on funking! Named in honour of Derek B, the London man who created mixtapes, DJs Colsie and M.Groove offer a broad spectrum of spiritual vibes from soul, funk, boogie, rare grooves, disco, and all things house. Every week this soulful house due offers something different to inspire your mind, body, and sou
When he arrived in South London from Japan in 1988, DJ Mastakut found a home in the blues-dance scene, and hasn’t looked back. His collection of hard-to-find groove and jazz records has earned him recent nights DJing at Brixton’s Upstairs at the Ritzy, Dalston’s Brilliant Corners, and other clubs throughout London.
DJ CocoBean is one of the newest presenters to Hale London. As an avid music lover and collector he has finally taken the steps on the wheels of steel. With musical tastes that span across many genres, he keeps his ear to the ground in search of good sound. In addition to presenting, DJ CocoBean loves supporting new talent and interviewing recording artists, alongside volunteering in the community.
DJing since 1996 and learning to mix in Switzerland, DJ Colsie got his start as a house musician before making it into the London club scene. Watching some of the greatest DJ’s at the time, such as Jeremy Healy, Graham Gold, Matt Lamont, and Timi Magic, he mastered the art of making the crowd move and respond making his musical destiny inevitable
DJ Afrogrooves has been collecting vinyl since the seventies and has deep knowledge and a wide-ranging collection of all genres of Black Music including Soul and Reggae as well as the aforementioned styles. He chooses to focus on the above genres as he believes the music has an important message that needs to be heard, and is as relevant today as it was when it was made - if not more so - and with the extended show, he gets the chance to stretch out and deliver the tracks in their full glory. Afrogroove has gained significant experience in radio broadcast and is an attribute to Hale London.
R&B flavas with a little touch of hip-hop! Also some old school and new school urban style. A top blend of classic-meets-fresh with a twist that keeps you intrigued to the end. Victor Vibes mixes with digital double CD turntables streamed at top quality through your laptop or device!
DJ Sammee Skates began his music career at 16 by working in a prestigious music shop in the West End. There he began teaching himself to play guitar, later using his skills to start the band Savanna, followed by LW5. Both bands experienced commercial success which led Sammee to producing as 'Phatt Boys', where he created remixes for a variety of British and American artists including Destiny's Child, Next, Beyonce, Eric Benet and Coco.
Once a month Nick Blow takes you on a journey into the deeper end of house. Exploring old and new offerings from around the globe Nick hovers in that space around 120bpm blending a fusion of soul, jazz, afro, and latino sensitivities to create a thoroughly post-modern mix that is a a good on the dance floor as it is in the bedroom!
DJ Arty started spinning at Valentino's in Tottenham back in 1976 and has been doing it ever since, also curating nights at Rudolph's and Bumbles in Wood Green. His tastes are eclectic, with reggae and ska being his forte but soul, jazz, funk and late '70s and '80s disco are also in his repertoire.