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Booker T guest mix on Lady Duracell's Get Lifted show Friday 24th Feb at 10pm

They call her the "Queen Of Funk" - Lady Duracell hostess of the Get Lifted show every Friday night, from 10pm-12am (GMT).  On the show Friday 24th February she presents UK legend DJ Booker T. in the the mix with his own signature style of House music - bouncy with a funk attitude.  Be sure to tune in for the live action and join in the Chatroom banter.




Career-wise,  the life of Booker T began as a DJ in the early 80's playing Reggae, Rare Groove, Hip Hop and R & B sounds. His involvement with this music scene continued into the late 80's when he joined a pirate station known as Faze One Radio playing alongside Groove Rider, Fabio, Colin Dale with all styles of music, including early house classics "You Used to Hold Me."

As the scene evolved House music became a defined genre of Dance with an ever increasing following. A trip to the U.S. introduced him to the sounds of Masters At Work, Todd Terry, and Tony Humphries.  Booker T was inspired by the vitality & atmosphere of New York's night life and returned to London with a new musical focus.  His debut House Set was played at Bobby & Steve's now legendary Garage City at the Podium.
Booker performed his first PA there under the name of Underground Mass, he continued to play at various venues across London such as the Raw Club in Tottenham Court Road for Bobby and Steve.
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As Booker's production career progressed he produced tracks for Junior Boys Own, Interstate Records, Phuture Trax, Xtra Large and A & M Records under the moniker Rhythm Source, signed by Simon Dunmore.
Then went on to work with Roger Sanchez, Eddie Perez from Smack Productions, DJ Disciple, Lenny Fontana, DJ Romain and DJ Camacho. Booker returned to New Jersey to work with DJ Camacho
and Eddy Perez on Production, then onto Strictly Rhythm in New York .

He has has played sets at many international venues including a residency at ES Paradis, Club Summum, Ibiza, playing with Jazz ‘n' Groove, Chrissy T, Paul Trouble Anderson, Femi B, and Bobby & Steve.  Booker has also played at events all over England (clubs like Hard Times, Back 2 Basics, Ministry of Sound, The End club, pacha Garage City, For the Love of House, To the Mannor Borne, Soul Heaven, Faces, Yacht Club, The Astoria, Rouge, Sin), Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, Miami, Seattle, Houston, Texas, Washington DC and New York, LA (Viper Rooms) and San Francisco.


Whilst on tour in California Booker met Pete Avquella, David Harness, Julias Papps and Jay J at Molton Street Studios and some of the guys from Naked Music. He played at parties with Kerri Chandler and the Basement Boys; and DJ'd at loads of Garage City parties during the Winter Music Conference in Miami where he was interviewed by June Sarpong and Eric Morillo for MTV.
To date his remix credits include Lemar, Dwele, Faith Evans, Soul to Soul, Brand New Heavies, Quincy Jones, Sounds Of Blackness, Moloko, Byron Stingly, Jody watley, Robert Owens, D-Influence, Robin S, Mood II Swing, Elephant Man, Jocylene Brown, Craig David, Marvin Gaye, Kirk Franklin, Mica Paris, Usher, CeCe Peniston, Nate James, Michael Watford, Roy Ayres and All Saints - triple platinum artists. He won ‘Remix Of The Year' at the Underground Garage Awards, and was Runner-Up to Fat Boy Slim at the DJ Mag Music Awards. Booker T was involved in the UK Garage scene, playing with the likes of Karl Tuff Enuff Brown, Matt Jam Lamont, EZ and Grant Nelson,.


Booker T's notority for his talent as both a Producer and DJ means there is a continuous demand for his House and production sets.  Booker T has got tracks out on Xtra Large Records; with tracks from Su Su Bobian, Kings of Surface and The Dazz Band ‘You Are My Star Ship' under the name of Kings Of Soul.


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