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Pc Mistri

Pc Mistri

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Pc Mistri
Type of Music : RnB and Rare Groves
Contact Number : 02086713424
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Email : dj@porkyswinebar.co.uk

Biography

Mistri’s television portfolio includes co-producing the show Upstart for IDTV (Cable TV). He has also had cameo roles in LWT’s London’s Burning and BBC1’s Birds of a Feather and Chef programmes. In addition to his many other talents, Mistri is an agent and advisor to various club DJs, having recently formed his own group of DJs, the MISTRI CREW. Befitting his popularity and ability to entertain any crowd Mistri is hired by many celebrities including Lennox Lewis, Omar, Nigel Benn, D-Influence, R Kelly and Crystal Rose, to host and entertain at their private functions. He also DJs for promoters such as Loud and Proud, RJS (annual Mediterranean holiday), Pride Magazine, The Voice Newspaper, Choice FM, Stone Love Sound System in Jamaica, Blue Mountain Theatre Company (also starring in their Christmas pantomime The Magic Dutch Pot in 1999), and Gee-Stor Promotion Company.

His contribution to charitable function includes work for the Sickle Cell Society and Leukaemia Research Fund. He has also played music in Holloway Woman’s Prison, (as part of his charity work) and most recently the BT EMMA Awards after party (at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane). As one of London’s most popular DJs for well over a decade, Mistri is ideally placed to see what people enjoy and what works in the world of entertainment. He has promoted many sell-out events both on his own (including his infamous birthday party held yearly in London) and with other business partners, most notably The Cartel (which filled the luxurious Excelsior Hotel at Heathrow with over 1000 people for 48 hours of entertainment in 1993, 1994 and 1995). Any event that Mistri is involved with is fun, value for money, well organised and extensively marketed and promoted.

Mistri’s contacts with the major recording companies ensure that he receives new and pre-released records, in order to maintain his second-to-none record collection. Mistri illustrates that music has a profound influence on our lives and that those who select and play the music at clubs and parties and on the radio, can sometimes become as relevant as the music itself.

History

DJ Mistri Mistri was born in St Giles Hospital and raised in Camberwell & Deptford, South London. At the tender age of 11 his love for music and DJs began. His first public experience as a disc-jockey started with Saxon Sound System at the age of 17, in the days when DJ’s played music for love, not money! He then got together with a few friends and started his own sound system and called it The Ladies Choice, specialising in soul (rare groove) and lovers rock reggae. In 1983 he changed his DJ name to Mistri and started a one-man music show sound. His popularity grew rapidly and in 5 years he became a pioneer for the ‘rare groove moment’. Mistri studied drama & dance at Goldsmiths University, and ballet, jazz and contemporary dance at Laban. Mistri toured Jamaica with Saxon Sound System and regularly takes his talents abroad to countries such as Tenerife, Portugal, Spain, Ibiza, Italy, Greece, Holland and Germany to name but a few.

The name Mistri cannot go unnoticed (not least because of his highly coveted car stickers with their many and varied cryptic messages) to the discerning ‘raver’ seeking a selection of soul, reggae, calypso ragga and RnB (and more recently garage & salsa). From 1985-1988 Mistri was a DJ on the pirate radio station Rock-2-Rock. From 1990-1994 he was a presenter and Assistant Programme Controller at WNK Radio Station North London. When WNK lost its Broadcasting Licence Mistri went back to collage to study a one-year Producers Sound Engineering Course at South- East London Technical Collage (SELTEC). In February 1999 he was offered the opportunity to present a music programme on FLR Radio, where he played a selection of music for many different age groups and races, Monday- Friday 2pm-6pm. One of the reasons for Mistri\’s popularity is his vibrant personality – he is able to make even the quietest of crowds get up and dance as he tells jokes and entertains on the microphone whilst playing music. In recognition of his talents the Black Entertainers Enterprise voted him Best Club DJ, 1988-89. The Voice Entertainment’s Enterprise, Best Radio Personality 1988-89, West End Promotions and Best Club DJ 1990.

In 1998 he was a nominee for Best Club DJ at the prestigious MOBO Awards & recently (2001) received The Black Music Peoples Award for Outstanding Contributions to the British music scene.

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November 30th, 2013

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