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Agent Mad Presents: Tayo

Author: Agent Mad
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
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Tayo is a familiar face on the breaks scene where he can safely lay claim to helping shape the nu skool sound in the late 90's alongside fellow breaksters Adam Freeland and Rennie Pilgrem, who together promoted the genre forming Friction parties at Bar Rhumba & The End. Tayo was also pinnacle in promoting the breaks scene and it's artists to a much larger audience through his work as a press officer promoting artists and labels and also as a journalist writing reviews and reviewing club nights. With his fingers in a hell of a lot of pies and a strong attitude towards always achieving greater things, it was not long before world - well - breaks domination was bound to happen...

AFTER mixing his first Y4K album in 2000 his profile soon exploded to a worldwide audience. Not one to hang around, he quickly took things to the next level, launching his own label Mob Records with the debut release coming from long time friend and major breaks player Rennie Pilgrem with the seminal 'Some Place Funky'. Mob is still rocking today and over the years has released original music and remixes from artists including The Stanton Warriors, Lee Coombs, Kevin Beber, JDS, Santos, Meat Katie, Klaus Hill and Krafty Kuts to name but a few.

Having left press behind, Tayo is now 100 percent focused on his radio show and production as well as keeping Mob Records running smoothly. The weekly Kiss 100 radio show 'Dread At The Controls' has proved an invaluable outlet for Tayo to push breaks around the world, with the breakbeat elite regularly dropping in for a chat and a guest mix. More recently his own productions with Acid Rockers have been turning heads - 'Wicked Dub' (Skint) was the first release and two new tracks, included on the album are a taste of what's to come. The pair have also remixed Dave Clarke's 'Compass', AND Jaydee 'Plastic Dreams' and Freq Nasty and Lady Sovereign are set to follow shortly.

The tail end of 2004 will see Tayo release 3 further singles, the first 'Breakbeat Girl' with Precision Cuts through Functional Breaks and two more with Acid Rockers 'Shorty The Pimp' on Mob and 'Bloodline Dub' on Skint. September also sees the release of Tayo's latest mix album 'Beatz & Bobz Vol 3'. Tayo continues to focus on his production and DJ'ing with plenty more collaborative projects and world wide DJ dates planned.