Its all started back in 1996 when Fraudster was introduced to the underground music scene and pirate radio through good friend Frantic.
From playing Jungle & Hardcore music, from the lift room of a Peckham Rye tower block in 96, to missing a DTI raid by seconds in Bermondsey, and yet more pirate action in Woolwich and on the battleships of Crystal Palace and studios in mad places as a horse stable and forest on the outskirts of London.
‘The buzz of listeners calling you up and asking for shout outs is quality, even more so when walking down the road, and its your voice beaming from the cars””
Feelin FM // Hardcore FM // Soundz FM // T.W.I. // Essence FM (London) // Essence FM (Kent)
The Fraudster started playing Happy Hardcore and Jungle when it all began in 96 then a short while later moved into the UK Garage scene where he still mainly bases himself to date, but also mixing and blending with UK Funky, Dubstep, Electro, House, R’N’B and Commercial Dance, And with an exceptional microphone voice make The Fraudster a great radio and club host.
From 2000 through to 2007 on and off, Fraudster ran Kents leading and only pirate radio station ‘Essence FM’ which was at the forefront of pushing music in East Kent and beyond.
Essence had in excess of 10,000 listeners a weekend with a signal covering areas such as Thanet, Deal, Ashford, Canterbury, Southend On Sea, Clacton, Hastings, Maidstone and more.
Helping many a dj/mc to gain popularity and helping them move on with their musical career paths.
The Fraudster has also played at a number of Bars/Clubs as well as managing venues, and also run various club nights over the years that include:
- Labyrinth – London
- Soundz – Corks Wine Bar – London
- Trinity – Chunnel Club – London
- Soundz – Langtrys – Beckenham
- Full Frequency – Albys – Deal
- Release The Funk – Winter Gardens – Margate
- Talk – Herne Bay, Kent
- Get Frisky – UK/Turkey
- Rivals – Deal, Kent
- DV8 – Margate, Kent
- Sugar Complex – Margate, Kent
- Beluga – Maidstone, Kent
- Escape – Margate, Kent
- Number 23 – Broadstairs, Kent
- The Front – Herne Bay
And playing alongside big names & promoters in the industry that include:
BOY BETTER KNOW
DANNY C (AIM RECORDS)
DJ PIED PIPER
EVO & RST
LA COSA NOSTRA
MC BONES – YOU WOT YOU WOT
NIKKIE S & NYKE
OXIDE & NEUTRINO
RICHIE DON (PIMP MY RIDE)
SPARKS N KIE
The Fraudster hooked up musically with long standing friend James Mason in early 2009.
They started producing and writing together and M.A.T.F. (Mason and The Fraudster) was born.
After writing and producing some amazing tracks and the power of the internet, they hooked up with FACE (Fire Camp/Pow 2011), and Robbie Craig (Woman Trouble) and a new group were formed ‘No F In Irony’
The groups productions/tracks are moving from strength to strength being signed to Mission Control Artists Agency and the 1st music video can be found on YouTube.
2017 Lots of new productions coming along right now……
The saga continues……