DJ Silky D is one of the leading Urban DJs from the midlands pushing Urban music to its limits.
Silky D is currently on 97.5 Kemet Fm, from 6pm till 8pm with ‘The Lockdown Show’ on a Saturday night playing all the best in Urban Music with his unique mixing style with a mash up of music in the mix, playing the latest in urban music and all the biggest classic hits today as well as Interviews with up and coming Artists, DJ’s and Promoter’s.
Silky D started djing at the age of 8 years old in his home town of Nottingham, as a Dancehall and Reggae Dj following his Dads foot step.
At the age of 16, he got his first play at the Gregory Pub, djing along side Daddy B playing a small Dancehall and R&B set under the name of Blade International. At the same time, he had joined Daddy B on a Sunday on a pirate radio station named, Heat wave which many big DJs from the midlands started off,
After a short time playing alongside Daddy B, Dj Silky D or Blade International at that time got his own night at the Gregory, due to a high demand and interest in his mixing abilities, which he picked up over the years with a little help from Dj Mega, who was apart of a Sound called ‘New Celebrity’.
Under the name of Blade International, he joined another pirate radio station, Unique FM playing a Dancehall show one night a week with all the new and freshest riddims all in the mix.
A year down the line Silky D, (Blade International) joined Freeze FM, which was also known as, Switch FM. He had a Saturday daytime show, from 12-2pm, playing everything from Hip-hop to R&B from Garage to Dancehall, entertaining his listeners with his remix skills on the deck and hosting the top 10 Urban Chart for the station.
Grabbing the attention of Wiley’s promoter whilst djing on Freeze FM, he got the opportunity to play alongside, Robbo Ranks, Rampage,Roll Deep amongst others for Wiley’s Birthday Bash in 2002 at Isis Night club in Nottingham.
Shortly after, he joined Ministry of Sound were he played for a number of nights at the Palais Night Club, completing warm up sets for D-Double E, The Dream Team and Dj EZ to name a few.
As the music world changed, Blade International kept up-to date with the music industry, expanding his knowledge into further music genre’s, encouraging him to change his name to Silky D, a more friendly and current name that people can react too and associate with..
He then joined a number of mailing lists and street teams, such as Atlantic Street Team, Sony, Virgin, Play centre, Hardzone and Vision amongst others, as well as writing reviews and personal chart listings weekly. These helped him to remain a step a head of the game, as well as becoming more recognised up and down the country.
Silky D has met and Interviewed number of Stars, such as Tinee Tempah, Chipmunk, K koke, Mz Brat, Devilin, Estelle, Bashy, Sway, Dot Rotten, Dmx, and Professor Green to name a few due to traveling up and down the country being invited to events and private showings.
Dj Silky D as not just djed in the UK he as flown across the water to Kavos 2016, Marbella, Turkey, La Ret da Mar and all over the UK.
He has also been featured on BBC 1XTRA with guest mix for the R&B show for a feature A DJ SAVED MY LIFE and also involved in a guest mix for Black history Month on 1xtra with CJ BEATZ > https://www.mixcloud.com/DJSILKYD/flash-back-dj-silky-d-guest-mix-with-cj-beatz-on-bbc-1xtra/
Silky D was also featured on CHARLIE SLOTH Show for Club Sloth. > https://www.mixcloud.com/DJSILKYD/dj-silky-d-club-sloth-mix-fri-13th-feb-2015-on-bbc-1xtra/
Recent future was having a guest mix on Capital Xtra with DJ CHARLESY > https://www.mixcloud.com/DJSILKYD/live-residentdj-capitalxtra-guest-mix-ondjcharlesy-show-3rd-dec-2016/
Silky D as been lucky to be apart of Warming up for artist such as Justin Bieber, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Olly Murrs in concerts just to name a few, Recently warmed up for Ashanti in March 2017.
Silky D also signed to TMI (Trace Me Incorporated ) where he hosted NORTH OF DA BOADER in 2012 Which he travelled up and down the North of the county interviewing Artists, Producers & DJ
Type of Dj'ing:
NOTTINGHAM - OCEANA, ROCKCITY, BLACK CHERRY LOUNGE, BLA BLA BAR, REVOLUTIONS, REVO DE CUBA, INK, GATECRASHER, MEDIA, VOLT, ISIS, LIBERTY - PETERBOROUGH - LIQUID ENVY, REDROOMS, - HUNTINGDON, OLIVERS - ILFORD ESSEX, CLUB SHOUT, SPALDING, LOADED - BOSTON, ASSEMBLY ROOMS, STEVANAGE, JUMPING JAKS, NOTTINGHAM, PON PON - REDDITCH, MOO MOO - SUTTON COLD FIELD, MOO MOO - DERBY, NONO8, SADDLES, TIMES NIGHTCLUB TO NAME A FEW.
Locations:ALL IF POSSIBLE.
Genres:R&B, DANCE, HOUSE, DANCEHALL, UK CLEAN AND DIRTY