Did a fun interview with Sheffield DJ/producer Toddla T for NYC mag, Sup. Sup is a really cool music magazine with a strong focus on artists. My boy Josh Jones is their UK editor. Not sure if you can subscribe to it, but here's a list of stockists and most of the content is online. More photos from Dan Wilton here.
It’s been a big year for Sheffield-bred DJ, Toddla T. The 24 year-old dancehall-hip-hop-dubstep-grime-garage-rave selector has played countless festivals and hit the studio with UK MCs Roots Manuva and Tinchy Stryder. He’s released two records including his own Skanky Skanky (1965 Records, 2009) and the truly banging Fabriclive 47 mix. If that weren’t enough, he’s also hooked up a regular radio slot on BBC Radio 1 and just finished his first US tour.
All this bigness has taken its toll though. When ’SUP caught up with Toddla (known as Tom Bell to his mum and girlfriend, Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac), a nasty case of the swine flu kept him away from legendary UK festival, Glastonbury, while a freak bout of the mumps canned his Bestival appearance. Over iced lattes in east London nightspot, Cargo, Toddla tells ’SUP in his distinctive Northern accent and charming style about the early days, his thoughts on the current state of UK dance music and why he rates Biggie as the best rapper of all time....read the interview here