Exclusive midweek monthly DJ residency at Sanderson

Happy to announce I have teamed up with hotel, lifestyle and entertainment group SBE for a weekly monthly residency at Sanderson London on the third Wednesday of each month. 

The residency will be based on my love of soulful music. I will be playing tracks I grew up listening to along with new tracks and exploring a journey through Soul, Funk, Disco, Reggae, House, Funk and Jazz.

It's an honour to be joining the SBE team to extend their love of celebrating nightlife culture in London. Sanderson is one of my spiritual haunts - best cocktails, great staff and awesome music. 

Launch night - Wednesday April 8th - 8pm till late - 

Sanderson Long Bar

Berners Street

London W1T 3NG

Mi-Soul Radio Boxing Day special with Ed Bentley

On Boxing Day I hosted a special daytime show on Mi-Soul and got the chance to hang out with my Dad Jazz Musician Ed Bentley to find out about his life in Jazz music. 

Dad told me what it was like working with Deniece Williams, George Williams former leader of soul group The Tymes, meeting Joe Sample and getting a random phone call from Joey Negro plus working with Courtney Pine on his recent album. 

Click here to catch up and listen again. 

BBC World Service: Global Beats, Global DJ's ...

I have always been fascinated about electronic music and how club culture is embraced across the world.

Well, the BBC World Service have given me an opportunity to find out more about clubbing and host this month's edition of Global Beats.

I will be finding out what people are dancing to and why those tunes are special from DJ's based in Pakistan, Croatia, Venezuela and other countries. 

It will be aired on the BBC World Service this weekend. Tune in on Saturday 16th at 2pm. 

Click on the programme link to listen live or catch up on the BBC iPlayer

My Top 5 Summer Soul Chart ...

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There are so many good independent and authentic soul records out there in particular from UK artists. In fact so much, which has inspired me to compile a Top 5 chart. 

Keep an eye out on Blue Lab Beats, Nk-Ok and Mr DM, two guys from North West London ahead of their time influenced by jazz and hip hop. 

BBE have delivered a broken beat gem from North West London DJ Ziggy Funk. It's reignited my love of the broken beat sound, set to be one of the big tunes of the year. It's my One 2 Watch. 

Also great to see the return of Leroy Hutson with his forthcoming anthology which features two unreleased gems forthcoming on Acid Jazz. 

One 2 Watch - Ziggy Funk - Boxer's Fracture - New - BBE

5 -  Eric Roberson - Lyrics of Pleasure featuring Will Downing - taken from the album Wind  - Dome

4 - Zepherin Saint feat Sara Divine - Hurry - Tribe Records

3 - Blue Lab Beats Keep Moving - Believe Recordings

2 - Sir Piers - Long Distance feat Frank McComb - SO-UK

1 - Leroy Hutson - Positive Forces - Acid Jazz

Hear the chat in full this Sunday 3rd of September on the BBC Soul Show from 4pm on BBC Three Counties, BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Suffolk and BBC Essex. Click here to listen live - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05cp422

BBC Soul Show

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I'll be looking after the BBC Soul Show in the East this Sunday 3rd of September in for Soulman John Leech with guests and music from Brian Power, Ilana Lorraine, Decosta Boyce and Leroy Hutson. I'll be featuring my Summer Soul chart in the last hour of the show. 

Tune in Sunday from 4pm on BBC Three Counties, BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Suffolk and BBC Essex. Click here to listen live http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05cp422