N-Type (United Kingdom)
N-Type is a multi award-winning DJ, producer, radio presenter and label owner. He is best known for his input in the growth of the Dubstep genre from its infancy to a worldwide phenomenon. He is a foundational member of the Croydon Dubstep family and affiliated with the legendary record shop Big Apple Records.
His radio career began when he started a regular show on the London pirate station Delight FM back in the late 90s with close friend DJ Walsh. This acted as a launchpad for his multi-decade career and eventually, in 2003 he joined Rinse Fm. He is now one of the longest running members of the radio station and saw its transition from pirate to legal FM broadcaster. He has also featured on several shows on BBC Radio 1, including Maryanne Hobbs and Mistajam with guest mixes and regular track plays. In 2020 N-Type joined forces with Croydub legend SGT Pokes to start the Pirate Copy Podcast which become a regular show on Bristolʼs SWU FM. N-Typeʼs radio shows consist of the freshest Dubplateʼs and guest mixes from artists at the forefront of Dubstep, Grime.
N-Type is the label boss at Wheel & Deal Records which has released music consistently since 2009 and introduced artists such as Dismantle, Flux Pavilion, Mr.K, Ben Verse, LX One and Benton amongst others. N-Typeʼs first label venture was Terrain Records started in 2005 which was an outlet for multi-genre productions and one of the first labels to release 140bpm Future Jungle.
Wheel & Deal Records has regular parties in London and Europe with events at clubs such as Fire and Lightbox, Cable, Birthdays, The Nest, Corsica Studios, Peckham Audio, Boxpark as well as hosting festival stages at Tomorrowland (Belgium) and party boats at Outlook Festival (Croatia). Renowned for his upfront and eclectic selection, technical mixing and crowd pleasing shows, N-Type performs on 3 – 4 decks (Vinyl or CDJ) and has also toured Europe and the USA with fellow pioneer DJ Hatcha performing on 6 decks and 2 mixers, back in the summer of 2012. In 2019 he also collaborated with Youngsta on a sell out Australia Back 2 Back tour.
N-Type has made regular appearances at many festivals worldwide, including: Glastonbury, Big Chill, Park life, Lovebox, Detonate, Global Gathering, Mysteryland (Netherlands), Dour (Belgium), Tomorrowland (Belgium), Shambhala (Canada), Symbiosis Gathering, (USA), Infrasound (USA) plus many more. He has also supported acts such as The Prodigy, Pendulum and Dizzee Rascal on their UK arena tours.
N-Type has built up a consistent catalogue of releases on some of the biggest Dubstep Labels such as Tempa, Dub Police, Black Acre, Black Box and his own imprints with Wheel & Deal Records, Terrain and Sin City Recordings. He has also officially remixed artists such as Wiley feat Emeli Sande, David Boomah, Leon Anthony, Utah Jazz, Cinnamon Chasers, Lemon D (Valve), Big Black Delta, J Sweet and Big $hot. His current focus is on his Dubstep & Grime production with many new releases penned in with Wheel & Deal Records and new collaborations with Kromestar, under the Krome & Type Recordings label.
In 2022 N-Type launched his own N-Type Recordings imprint to release his formerly unreleased back catalogue, collaborations with artists such as Benga, Coki, The Others and new exclusive music. He also worked with Marcus Nastyʼs ‘Nasty Broʼsʼ MCʼs preforming multi Genre sets including Garage, Grime and Dubstep. Towards the end of the year he joined forces with Youngsta to perform some highly technical Back 2 Back sets which saw them perform at sell out events such as closing out the main stage at Outlook Festival in Croatia and Deep Medi in Bristol.