Jumpin Jack Frost
Jumpin Jack Frost hit the DJ circuit in 1987 mixing funk, hip hop and original breakbeats then diving into the acid house circuit via the CARWASH nights in the late 80s, along side DJ Grooverider Bryan Gee, Fabio and Pete Stewart.
When the rave scene exploded Frost was at its forefront, enjoying the freedom of going with the flow and mixing drastically different styles of music to suit the mood of the moment. Starting at the (Fridge) in Brixton, Frost went on to headline many legendary events of the era including Sunrise and Energy.
Joining Dynamix DJ agency run by Eddie Richards was a major turning point in Frosts life and it was time to start seeing the world: Germany, Japan, and lots of more great countries - even being in Northern Ireland in the dark days when nobody else wanted to go! Bcm and Ibiza with Carl Cox and gigs with The Prodigy are just a few more names to mention. There have been so many experiences to date, for example, the first time in Italy with Frankie Valentine and being caught in the middle of a Neo Nazi march in Germany with Fabio - as well as being there when the BERLIN WALL came down.
His friendship with Bryan Gee was formed when Frost heard Bryan's diverse set in a small South London bar, and after listening to demos by by then unknown Bristol Artists Roni Size and Krust, the two teamed up and started their own label V Recordings to release them.
To watch Roni, Krust, Die, Dynamite and SUV develop into full blown artists and the satisfaction and pride watching Reprazent win the Mercury Music prize is a feeling that cannot be described. In 1993 Frost produced one of the jungle scenes most seminal anthems THE BURIAL (MOBO nominated) recorded under the name Leviticus with a young engineer called Dillinja at the controls and Optical on the vocal mix which features Frost;s sister Yolanda.
The sound was too hardcore for the experimental and so cutting-edge labels so Philly Blunt was formed. In 1994 Frost joined the Roast team this was another great landmark in his career and a another positive turning point in the jungle scene. The exemplary rise of labels V and Philly Blunt were illustrated by the success of the V Classic album released in 1997 which confirmed Frost and Bryan as leading forces on the scene on both sides of the Atlantic. Frost spent 5 years at KISS 100 winning the Best Radio DJ Award before Frost and Bryan then headed to America where they spent two years as monthly residents at the world famous TWILO. New York put them on the mapï¿½and in the UK Planet V at Bagleys and The End nightclub were legendary to say the least.
After meeting DJ Marky and Patife and going to Brazil, Frost and Bryan decided to release an EP featuring the best talent from Brazil - aptly named The Brazil EP.