Double Deff Chillers]

Double Deff Chillers (DDC) evolved from several Milton Keynes Hip Hop practitioners uniting to enter a competition held in London during 1986 at an event called UK Fresh. The Double Deff Chillers consisted of DJ/Producer Mixmaster MSC, Rapper MDR (Initially know as 2 Fresh), Rapper/Beatboxer King Paul D, Producer G Whizz, and DJ Cutski. The collective were actively contributing to the Hip Hop scene until 1989 when the remaining active members regrouped as Science Revealed.

Double Deff Chillers artwork – Rolek One, 1987.

Although Double Deff Chillers formed in 1986 the groups evolution started several years prior as a result of DJ Mixmaster MSC and rapper 2 Fresh collaborating to produce several  demo recordings. In the first instance the duo were limited to using DJ Mixmaster MSC‘s turntables, microphone and cassette player to formulate their ideas. An example of one of these early recordings entitled “2 Fresh & MSC” can be heard in the below youtube insert: Continue reading

Asiatic Soul

The Asiatic Soul break dance crew formed in Milton Keynes during the early 1980s and consisted of Farhan Sheik, Kalpesh, Kamal, John Waden, Raymond, Mixmaster MSC and Rolek One. Asiatic Soul frequently performed in an area known as City square located in Central Milton Keynes which was eventually developed in to the shopping complex currently inhabited by Marks & Spenser.

Asiatic Soul – Milton Keynes, 1980s.

Asiatic Soul formed while attending Woughton school (now know as MK Academy) and were one of several Hip Hop crews to emerge as the newly established city of Milton Keynes began to be populated. The below quote is taken from an interview conducted with break-dancer and DJ Mixmaster MSC who describes the formation of the collective: Continue reading

Mixmaster MSC

Mixmaster MSC is one of a handful of pioneering Hip Hop DJs from Milton Keynes, England, UK and during the 1980s was a member of breakdance collective Asiatic Soul and Hip Hop crew Double Deff Chillers (DDC). Mixmaster MSC regularly performed as both a scratch DJ and a breaker at local events helping contribute to an emerging Hip Hop scene eventually progressing to perform alongside several of Hip Hop’s pioneering artists from both the UK the USA.

Mixmaster MSC – Milton Keynes, 2012.

Mixmaster MSC started to collect Hip Hop records after seeing and hearing Malcom McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team’s single “Buffalo gals” on TV in 1982. Shortly after Mixmaster MSC began DJ’ing with several friends at lunchtime disco sessions while attending Woughton secondary school and during the mid-1980s progressed to perform at other local Hip Hop events such as The funky breakdown held in Peartree Bridge and The Point Club located in Central Milton Keynes. Continue reading