KEITH LAWRENCE BIO.
Keith Lawrence is a musically versatile DJ with over 30 years DJ-ing experience playing Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Boogie and Reggae & anything else with SOUL. Whether it’s Jay-Z’s after party, DJing @ Musiq Soulchild, Average white band, Maceo Parker or Kurtis Blow/Furious 5 concerts. Or supplying riddims for Black Twang, Rodney-P, Tenor Fly & Daddy Freddy to spit over in the clubs Hip-Hop/Dancehall style. His career has seen him DJ alongside the likes of Norman Jay M.B.E to King Tubby’s Soundsystem. Keith delivers for whatever arena it may be & deliver he does!
His love of Black music was instilled in him at five years old when his father, a sound system operator himself (JIM DADDY soundsystem in the 60’s then V ROCKET in the 70’s),bought him a record player and gave him a bunch of Reggae 45’s. From that moment, the Reggae music bug had bitten him. He was & still is hooked!
Keith started his DJ career in 1985 whilst still in school with a soul sound system called ‘Magic Touch’ from South London.He was brought in as the ‘Reggae man’ but playing the Soul, Boogie and Hip-Hop in the house parties of the time led to those genres having an everlasting effect on him just like Reggae.
He began his ‘community radio presentation’ in 1989 with FAZE 1 FM, the same station that spawned a young Fabio & Grooverider. The station folded not too long after he joined so Keith joined POWERJAM FM in 1990 and was there until 2000.From 2000 to 2007 he moved to BASSLINE FM.
At this point, Keith started to work in various Record Shops around London which led to over a period of FIFTEEN Years. Shops like Our Price, Red Records, Unity, Wyld Pytch, Major Flavas, & Dub Vendor.
During the EIGHTEEN years on community radio, Keith always played an ALTERNATIVE selection of Soul, Funk, R&B and Hip-Hop, especially UK Hip-Hop. Because of this, Keith garnered respect and made links with the artists from the UK Hip-Hop scene which thus gave him the drive to co- release THE BUSSIN’ TRUE EP in 2002, & subsequently set up his own record label in 2003 MUZIK-ED RECORDINGS.
It also gave him the chance to put his two main musical influences Reggae and Hip-Hop into his production work. Since Keith started in production, it has led him to work with a diverse array of artists like Maxi Jazz (Faithless), veteran reggae singer the late Jnr Delgado, Jerry Dammers (The Specials) Keith Leblanc (Drummer of Sugarhill gang),Rodney-P, TY, Daz-I-Kue (Bugz in the attic),Spacek, Andy Smith,,Helen Rogers and more.
His DJ skills has carried him around the world. Paris ,Barcelona, Oslo ,Austria, Dublin, Estonia,Montenegro, Berlin, and more…
Keith was nominated for ‘Best Underground Hip-Hop radio Presenter’ in the 2002
UK Hip-Hop awards.
Also nominated for ’Best Community Radio Presenter’ in The British Reggae
Industry Awards in 2012
Keith currently presents 2 shows on Mi-Soul.com
THE REGGAE ROCK Weds 9pm-11pm gmt
THE SOULFUL BOUNCE-3rd Saturday of the month