Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Richard Sen

Richard Sen(Padded Cell)comes to play at one of the great Slowblow party,s in Maria Laveau Stockholm Sweden on September 5th. These clubnights are always amazing with great guests and a nice crowd to set the party atmosphere off.

Previous guests at these nights have included Maelstrom(Eskimo/Solardisco),Phoreski(Eskimo/Specialist Interest),Soft Rocks(Soft Rocks Rec/Blackdisco),Horse Meat Disco(Strut),The Juan Maclean(DFA),and Leo Zero(Mountain Of One).

Graffiti artist Richard Sen has been DJing since 1989 starting with a residency at the legendary Crazy Club at the now deceased Astoria. Ecstacy, Acid House and frequent trips to New York, visiting his heroes at Nu Groove and Strictly Rhythm gave Richard the house music bug. He is known for his production outfits Padded Cell and Bronx Dogs.

Highlights of his career include: Heavenly Social residency 1998-2000, ‘DJ of the Month’ FACE 1998, being nominated for ‘Best New DJ’ MUZIK AWARDS 1998. He was also a key influence on the 80’s underground graffiti movement in the UK (and also one of the first to be sent to prison for graffiti!) and appeared in the BBC television documentary Open Space ‘Bad Meaning Good’ in 1987. His artwork has also graced the record covers of Sabres of Paradise (‘Smokebelch’ and ‘Theme’). A full interview on his graffiti and music work can be seen in the June 2005 issue of Undercover magazine.

Richard now records with partner Neil Beatnik under the name Padded Cell, they are signed to DC Recordings and released an album in May 2008. Sen has also done his own solo remixes for Cosmo Vitteli, Tirk and Black Devil Disco Club

In keeping with the attitude from his graffiti background, Richard’s DJ style is totally unique and it’s important for him not to be pigeonholed. He has played big room house/techno sets and can also play crazy eclectic sets including psyched out rock, leftfield cosmic funk and disco, newave/electro oddities and early house obscurities.

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