The Journey of Sir Marcus of Nasty

Recognised in the present as the leading DJ of the UK Funky scene, Sir Marcus of Nasty has endured many years of persistence and determination. Thus making his existence appreciated and respected by newcomers and legends of the music industry both underground and mainstream. Below is the story of Marcus Nasty’s voyage…

The journey of Marcus Nasty started during the turn of the new millennium whilst the UK Garage scene had started to decline from its peak. With music evolution bringing the birth of the Grime genre, Marcus Nasty moved with the times. So Solid Crew were making major impact both underground and mainstream showing a strength in numbers, encouraging a formation of many other crews, one of which was named N.A.S.T.Y. Crew.

Founded by Marcus Nasty, N.A.S.T.Y. (Natural Artistic Sounds Touching You) Crew which included Mak10, Jammer, D Double E, Kano, Ghetts, Griminal and Terror Danjah amongst others, was one of the highly observed crews of the Grime scene during it’s infant stages and whilst blossoming. With residence on Flavour FM and later moving on to Deja Vu, supporters were able to be entertained via the airwaves as well as within clubs. Although members changed along the way, N.A.S.T.Y. Crew remained form for a period of 4-5 years, unfortunately coming to demise during Marcus Nasty’s absence. Nevertheless all members of the crew have managed to settle personal differences and many members have continued to progress musically with many remaining prominent names into the present day.

The downfall of N.A.S.T.Y. Crew meant that Marcus Nasty had to find new feet within the music scene. Grime was now experiencing a decline due to trouble at events and many DJs had reverted back to Garage, some mixing the music with the soulful sounds found within US House. However whilst exploring the House genre for himself, Marcus Nasty found that he had preference to the more tribal sound which reminded him of the same elements he had enjoyed within Grime and wondered whether any UK producers had attempted to replicate the House sound. Sourcing music from producers previously worked with, Marcus Nasty gained himself a wide collection of a homegrown House influenced sound which included elements found within Garage, Grime and even Jungle. Although producers were unsure of the productions, they were liked by Marcus Nasty who played them and began the birth of the UK Funky scene.

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Roska Album

Coming straight out of South London, Roska who is one of the pioneering producers of the UK Funky scene will be blessing us with an official album following many successful independent EP releases on his Kicks & Snares label.

I Need Love feat Anesha is one of the tracks that will be featured on the album due to be released on the Rinse Recordings label which is expected Feb/March 2010.

While we’re here listening to Roska’s music, check out this remix. Roska is also very well acknowledged for his remixing skills

Rinse: 10 Marcus Nasty – Release and Tracklist!!

marcus nastyEveryone who is into the UK underground music scene knows about the Rinse Compilation releases. Supa D’s Rinse 03 Release also concentrated heavily on the UK Funky scene bringing the sound at that time to the fore front whilst also boosting Supa D’s profile outside of the club circuit.

In this instance, that isn’t the case. Marcus Nasty is a DJ that has received the most recognition of the scene having been named the ‘Godfather’ as well as the ‘King’.

With present homage on Rinse FM the most recognised pirate station, it only right the latest release hold the collaboration of both the leaders.

Rinse: 10 is released November 16th 2009

Tracklisting:

1.    Fuzzy Logik – Call Me feat. L.A. Cartier
2.    Lil Silva – Different
3.    Ill Blu – Rider
4.    Lil Silva – Seasons
5.    Mad One – Untitled
6.    Vato Gonzalez – 4 Minutes
7.    Lil Silva – Tribal Land
8.    Enrique Benetez – Cooking feat. Mia Mendez
9.    Crazy Cousinz – Always Be Mine
10.    Fuzzy Logik – In the Morning feat. Egypt
11.    Lil Silva – Untitled
12.    Altered Natives – Rass Out
13.    Nitro & Plague – Inside Pushing Up Flowers feat. Essence (Naughty Remix)
14.    Funkystepz – Bounce
15.    Geeneus – Yellowtail VIP
16.    Roska – Wonderful Day feat. Jamie George
17.    Agent X – Trauma
18.    Rudimental – Sexy Sexy feat. May
19.    Marc Ambiance – Raindance
20.    Perempay – Be Your Girl
21.    Kris Baya – Heartbreaker (Ill Blu Remix)
22.    Lil Silva – Pulse vs Funky
23.    S-Tee – Knocking at your Door feat. Sacha
24.    Scotty D & Nikki Slimting – The Sound
25.    Lil Silva – Untitled
26.    Sweet Boy Candy – Caught Up
27.    Jallapino – Turbulence
28.    Bass Boi – Hit the Dancefloor feat. Cad
29.    Funkystepz – Touch On Me

(Sourced from Fact Magazine)