BASS / MASH-uP DJ, RECOGNISED FOR A SIGNATURE TURNTABLIST 'MINI-MIX' STYLE
Founder of underground Bass / Hip-hop night 'Overly Gassed (Omeara / Netil House / Curtain Hotel); Cooks has been DJ'ing professionally since the age of 16, building a reputation for a turntablist ‘mini-mix’ style cutting / scratching and mashing-up a soundtrack of bass music (Grime / Garage, Baltimore bounce, Hip-Hop, Tropical and House) with eclectic urban vocals and samples.
"Arguably East London's most talented mash-up DJ" - Super Super Magazine
Cooks set the benchmark on the East-London circuit when he turned up on the emerging underground electro-clash club scene in 2007 at nights like Alwayz Fridayz, Nuke 'em All, Saynomore, Union at Fabric etc. with his signature scratching and cutting skills , launching him on the festival circuit playing to thousands at (Glastonbury, Lovebox, Big Chill, Offset, Pukkelpop, Donau, Transmusicales etc....) and superclubs globally, alongside the electronic scene's biggest DJs and artists (De La Soul, Diplo, Mark Ronson, Edbanger DJ's, Jam Master Jay, Boys Noize, Jaguar Skills...)
Cooks has supported acts such as Friendly Fires, Yo! Majesty, Dels as their tour DJ as well as playing fashion runway shows (e g Balenciaga S/S07) pirate radio stations and brand events (Armani, Wrangler, Uniqlo...) curated nights such as Manhattan Mondays at Shoreditch House, Pocket at The Box etc and of course playing at some the worlds most credible and established venues and events. Recent residences include Beast Mode @ Bussey Building, Shoreb*tch, Block Party @ Concrete etc.
"The DJ with that burgeoning reputation, there's not many left who can technically do what Cooks does on the the ones and twos" - Fault Magazine