Festival of
Contemporary
Music & Arts

Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan, India

28.3036° N, 75.2853° E

SP:MC

Making waves for over 15 years now, SP:MC has cemented himself as one of the most respected and busiest MCs on the circuit.

His first break came in 2001 after the legendary MC GQ heard one of his early mixtapes with DJ Jubei and made them residents at his own monthly Emcee Sessions event at Digwalls in Camden. SP developed close ties with Shogun Audio after touring extensively with Friction, and Exit Records after becoming dBridge’s MC of choice. He has also hosted events for a wide array of imprints including Renegade Hardware, Commercial Suicide, Hospital, Prototype, Bassbin, Good Looking, Metalheadz and Valve.

Versatility and quality control are guaranteed when SP’s in the building. He cites MCs GQ, Dynamite & Conrad as early influences, and has been nominated for several awards, including ‘Best Breakthrough MC’ at the Knowledge D&B Awards in 2003 and’Best MC’ at 1Xtra’s XtraBass Awards in March 2007. He was ultimately crowned ‘Best MC’ at the D&BArena Awards in 2011.

It’s not just SP’s skills at MCing but also his music production that has received widespread acclaim. His releases with Breakage and fellow MC Ben Verse set the standard, while releases like ‘Trust Nobody’, released on the infamous Tempa imprint in 2008, and ‘Living Proof’ released on Exit Records made a serious impression on critics and audiences alike.

2011 saw SP’s vocals feature on Icicle’s mighty ‘Dreadnaught’ released on Shogun Audio, and releases like ‘Declassified E.P’, ‘Kingsland Dub’, ‘Motions’ and ‘We Run Dis’ ultimately cemented his appeal and acclaim as both MC and producer.

"A Sensitive Plant in a garden grew, And the young winds fed it with silver dew, And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light. And closed them beneath the kisses of Night."
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