DJ Leks & DJ Acee | Dj Playa
I first started mixing on my Fisher Price deck at an age I can’t really remember. Just recall those colour discs :D. Progressed on to my Dad’s all-in-one hifi (Phono, Radio and tape), where I played his dodgy taste in music on vinyl and tried to leave no gaps between tracks and start the next track from a set point and record it on to tape (this is sort of mixing – right?).
Produced an Acid House (well I thought it was) track at the age of about 13 on a 4-track tape machine (for those that know).
From the moment I heard ‘Mr Kirk’s Nightmare’ and seeing Mickey Finn mix live I wanted to learn how. So, after saving my pennies forever, I bought a pair of Soundlab belt drives and Gemini mixer and taught myself how – no internet in those days.
Played on a few pirate radio stations including; Trance FM and Mutiny FM.
Raved in all the usual places of the day, Astoria, Lazerdrome, Rocket, Bagleys, Lydd etc – wish I could have played those venues
Produced a few tracks in the early nineties, which got played on dub by Frost, Gachet and Brockie. ‘Nearly’ released on V Recordings and Labello Blanco, but sample clearance issues and other red tape got in the way.
Did a set with Skibadee on City Sounds Radio (legal station) before anyone knew who he was – gutted I can’t find that tape.
Taught a few mates how to mix back in the day, who have made a name in the scene – not right to mention who ;P
Life and family took over before my son grew up and bought some decks and I started mixing again at home for fun. S-Gee convinced me to do a bit more and so I played on Don FM and then LMW FM before securing my regular bi-weekly slot on UK Raw London.
I love bass and Jungle / DnB does what no other genre can – I’m a JungleHolic for life!
Peace – BIG Love
DJ ACEE London based DJ/ PRODUCER / PROMOTER – Specializing in DRUM&BASS / JUNGLE MUSIC
Heavily influenced by the London Underground Dance Music Scene since the early 1990’S, especially early LONDON PIRATE RADIO STATIONS.
Following the Dream A.CEE has now played on many of his favorite radio stations, DON FM / FLEX FM / DREAM FM / KOOL FM. RAW FM.
A.CEE’s first radio debut in 1995. (FLEX FM)
A.CEE is constantly pushing the boundaries of cutting edge Drum&Bass Jungle Music
Since the early humble beginning A.CEE has played at many of London’s prestigious venues and Donned Club scene
Keeping the raw underground sound & still pushing music forward, with his ears & feet on the ground
JUNGLECAKES – Resident DJ
One half of JUNGLHOLICS Duo (ACEE & LEKS) – JUNGLEHOLICS SHOW – UK RAW RADIO SATURDAY 6-8PM (Bi-Weekly)
Old Skool & style Jungle-Drum n Bass-Hardcore
At a young age I started building up a vinyl collection buying electro and hip hop. A few years on and I was proper soaked up in the vinyl culture, spending most weekends hitting record shops both local and in the West End. It was soon after I started raving in 1991 that I got my first turntables, fell in love with mixing and everything else the rave scene had to offer.
I played loads of local parties until I got my first proper booking in 1995 for an event called HEAT at Ministry of Sound. It was a Jungle event and I was on first set in the main room. Big learning curve! It didn’t go as well as planed, but I loved it still. Lol – they had me back for their other 2 events though.
It wasn’t until the Garage scene blew up a couple of years later that I stared playing out more often, playing a lot of old Skool Hardcore/Jungle at small London venues or room 2 at Garage events.
It was in 1999 that I started BEST of BRITISH along with co-founder R Type. With its unique concept of celebrating all British born rave genres and artists under one roof it soon became a major player on the scene. During that time we held events in London, Bristol and Bremen, Germany in venues such as Bagleys, Stratford Rex, Lighthouse, Ocean, Tivoli and Aladdin. This lead to more bookings and I was lucky enough to play at a lot of events and venues at the time such as Drumatics, One Nation and Epidemik to name a few. My 4 years spent Promoting BEST of BRITISH gave me lots of opportunities to spread the word by playing guest shows on most of the London pirate stations at the time inc Kool, Origin, Rude awakening and Pyro whilst holding down my own weekly Drum n Bass show, first on Life fm, then Flex fm and finally Freeze fm with mc’s Jonny Banton, BD and then mc Will.
Now many years later I’ve been enjoying doing radio again buying new music and mixing it up with the original stuff. There’s lots of Jungle and DnB coming out made in the original style and I’m looking forward to playing more of it on UK RAW along side mc Jonny Banton.