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Welcome to the F24 Podcast where every week I invite creatives of all sorts over to my studio in North Acton to talk about their lives and interactions with London, Culture and Creativity.
Apr 3, 2021
Askew TMD On The F24 Podcast
So I had my break from the podcast, 2021 started and I felt it was time to get back to the converstations.. I love it, missed it and now my head is in the right place.. Ive had three chats so far and the first to drop is Askew, from the TMD crew hailing from Auckland New Zealand, the dudes been around the world and back, a couple times for his love for graffiti and our culture. I met him back 2006 when he was on his second European Tour and passed by Brighton where my shop was to paint at the Sleeping Giants Graf jam. We were in awe, he came along with German King Can2 and the Montana Team and met MSK’s Revok and Rime where they nurtured their lifelong friendship. Askew has been pushing style for years now, especially the last decade and to have a couple hours with him explaining his how he found the culture, what pushed and helped him assert himself to make NZ a country worth high regard for Graffiti and how it gave him the confidence to keep it going and become the artist he is today.. a real amazing convo, go check in insta whist you listen @askewone this is some of Askews, Auckland, culture and creativity story.. this is F24..
2 hr 24 min
May 20, 2020
Diego Bergia On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the F24podcast my name is David and as often as possible I sit down with a creative at my studio in North Acton to talk about their lives and interactions with where they are from, culture and creativity. But like most of you, I’m in lockdown on my narrow boat on the canal, I’m just west of the city limits and I’ve set up a little studio space outside under a tree next to my woodpile producing small paintings and sculptures. The effect of this worldwide lockdown is having quite an effect on me, but as any listeners will know what I love about creativity and its therapeutic assets.. I’ve been putting them to use and I hope you have too and are all well and bearing up with this madness, we’ll have it figured soon. In the meantime, I’ve been on skype chatting to creatives and getting these interviews done and this week I have Diego Bergia. Diego is from Toronto and his work caught my eye a couple years ago when I saw a 90’s style videogame online with Revok, Giant and Ces doing tags and extinguisher hits whilst shooting robots.. it blew my mind.. I did a little stalking and found out he wrote graffiti and thought, that’s my ish.. As I ain't seeing people face to face I thought I’d holla Diego and get some history this and I’m glad I did because there was a dope surprise halfway through when we got onto a wheat paste period he was in.. check him @diego_bergia on Instagram whilst you listen. Enjoy, this is some of Diego’s Toronto, culture and creativity story.. enjoy this is f24.
May 4, 2020
Vents RTR On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the. F24 podcast.. my name is David and in what were normal times, I invited creatives over to my studio in north Acton to have a conversation about their lives and interactions with London, culture and creativity. But we are what, 5 weeks into this worldwide lockdown.. the maddest time of most of our lives so I’m at home like the rest of you so decided to make this thing worldwide. I hope you’re all safe and well, the numbers we are seeing daily are crazy, quiet overwhelming but one thing for sure is that we’ve shown how much we can do for each other not what they can do for us. We’ve stood up and looked out for each other and helped where possible.. That’s love, on a massive scale.. that’s gonna do some dope stuff for us in the future, let’s keep it up. This week, well last week I had this conversation with New Zealand graffiti stalwart Vents from RTR crew Auckland. We had a dope chat, me kinda chatting into the future as he’s 13hrs ahead. We cover loads, what it was like where he grew up, what the kind of graffiti he saw growing up and his first feelings of notoriety when he placed his first words on a wall and drawings on an arcade game. We talk about his route into painting, when the right time arose and the commitment he put to it. He tells us about some NZ history, the crews and paintings that were about, the name he started with, travelling and a story about London’s very own @meanpfb. It was a dope chat, a privilege. This is some of Vents RTR’s Auckland, culture and creativity story, check him at sub_automic whilst you listen, enjoy this is f24.
1 hr 44 min
Apr 22, 2020
Elph On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the. F24 podcast.. my name is David and in what were normal times, I invited creatives over to my studio in north Acton to have a conversation about their lives and interactions with London, culture and creativity. Currently though, we are on a world-wide lockdown, worldwide, an expectation for every human on the planet.. nuts! So, I’m home, on my narrow boat luckily with a garden, just outside London. Painting in my makeshift studio that I’ve made under a tree where we keep our wood pile, wondering what the fuck happened and when will it be over whilst listening to podcasts and music, painting, walking the dogs and chilling with my partner. I can’t deny I miss my studio loads and am worried about my business, but these things are out of my hands for now so for now it’s the mantra, this too shall pass… Given this time along with the rest of the world I’ve decided to push this podcast worldwide, everyone’s home so catch em now and have that conversation.. this week, not too far away, Elph from Edinburgh. I’ve been wanting to get Elph on for a while now and I was even up there last summer but I was with the family, a beautiful little town on the east coast of fife, it was hard to get away.. so, no better time than now. Elph's been at it since the mid-nineties and right from the start of seeing his pieces it was obvious he was a style master, constantly pushing his letter form and character style, his colour palette and shapes, he’s always stood out. It was dope getting some time with him on skype the other day, getting some of the back story, the how too and hearing about some hidden gems of advice he had been given on route.. got check him out @elphone on Instagram whist you listen.. This is some of Elph's, story. Enjoy, this is F24.
1 hr 46 min
Mar 20, 2020
Druid MBC On The F24 Podcast
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1 hr 46 min
Mar 4, 2020
Mr Cenz On The F24 Podcast
This week, well last week Julien Cenz came over for a visit.. Basically, a day trip as he’s from South East London and that is a mission away! Anyway, real great he visited, you’ve seen his work, amazing futuristic paintings, dominated by beautiful renditions of various women on technical and fast-moving backgrounds. We had a dope chat, going right back to the mid-eighties and early bus bombing on se busses, knowing he wanted to be an artist, what was needed to achieve that and how he did it.. A dope insight on how an artist works. We chat about his influences, his drive and what he has planned for the future.. We don’t get the whole story obviously, but this is a good chunk of Mr Cenz’s interactions with London culture and creativity.. check his Instagram @mrcenz while you listen.. enjoy. This is f24. .
1 hr 19 min
Feb 21, 2020
Hana Sunny Whaler On The F24 Podcast
Last week I had Hana Sunny Whaler, a sign writer residing in South London. I met Hanah through a shared client in maybe 2016/17, we spent a couple days together working on a large wall painting directed by her then painted. It was a nice way to meet and we chatted freely, with Hana telling me about some of her plans and what she’d been up to so far. She was about to move to London and take on the Sign Writing world here, connections had been made and plans set. Since then Hana has taken London by storm and has a great team by her side, really great to watch and also met other shared friends. We have a lovey chat around her choices and route to get to be the dope paint slinger she is today. He life in her home town, through college and Uni, sofa surfing and hand to hand hustling her business. Real dope having her round, this is some of Hana’s London, via various places, culture and creativity story… check her @hanasunnywhaler on Instagram whilst you listen, Enjoy this is F24..
1 hr 53 min
Feb 7, 2020
Pavan On The F24 Podcast
In October last year Pavan and I were working out how to meet up but things kept coming up and we had to keep re booking until one day in early December I’m scrolling Instagram and I see a sleepy faced Pavan, head resting on some boxes in a car basically saying goodbye to the UK. I didn’t want to get to him right away I thought I’d let whatever happen lie for a week or two and then we spoke, Foreign Beggars had dropped their last album, and this meant his visa was done… He was heading back to Dubai.. We chatted, it was a bit of a mind fuck for me, I’ve known Pavan for maybe 15yrs not properly but in stores, shared friends, jams etc, loving the music from the iconic Asylum Speakers album but you’d think I’dda known that he was on a visa, I’m nosey.. I needed to know and wanted the story for the archive, Pavan has done so much!. We booked a date, opened up skype and got chatting, its dope, honest, inspiring and I now have a complete new found respect for Foreign Beggars after having this chat.. they worked.... This is part of Pavan’s story and some of his interactions with London, culture and creativity, enjoy this is F24.
1 hr 34 min
Jan 17, 2020
Kid Acne On The F24 Podcast
Happy new year and welcome back to the f24 podcast. I hope you’ve all had a great festive period and started the decade in a good mindset. It was a crazy decade we just got through, let's hope loads was learnt and we can move forward in a much more positive and empathetical way. First of the F24 Podcast for the 2020’s and the first in the new studio, Kid Acne… He came and visited whist on a trip from Sheffield his home town to the city, I was amped, it was gonna be a dope Monday afternoon. Ive seen his work since I started painting and was always impressed by his unique style, really different to what I was seeing in London and in magazines, it always stood out.. We’ve crossed paths over the years at various shows, jams etc.. Kid Acne or Edna has been Been in this culture for 3 decades now and has been dropping this unique style for nearly 25 years of that, that’s an incredible amount of work and it was a pleasure him coming round to tell us about it.. It as always isn’t their full story but this is great in-site to Kid Acnes, Sheffield, Culture and Creativity story. Enjoy this is F24.
1 hr 35 min
Nov 12, 2019
King Fuel On The F24Podcast
2 hr 56 min
Sep 20, 2019
Traphouse On The F24 Podcast
1 hr 36 min
Sep 3, 2019
Tom Gerrard On The F24 Podcast
2 hr 12 min
Aug 16, 2019
Ed Skrein On The F24 Podcast
1 hr 45 min
Aug 2, 2019
Ben Eine On The F24 Podcast
2 hr 7 min
Jul 19, 2019
Insa On The F24 Podcast
3 hr 16 min
Jul 5, 2019
Pinky On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the F24 podcast… my name is David and as often as possible I have a creative come over to my studio in North Acton to talk about their lives and interactions with London, or wherever they are from.. culture and creativity.. Doing this.. well its amazing for one.. being so honest and talking openly really often is a dope feeling.. a bit scary at time but goddam it makes you think.. I know its strange for the interviewee also.. when do we get 90mins + to talk about our journeys so far in every day life.. we’re working, living life, dealing with bills, tryna paint, spend time with loved ones.. we aint got the time to talk like this.. I love it.. and well cause I love it so much.. I got myself a Zoom 5 recorder.. plug in two lapel mics and I can record anywhere.. I’m getting these stories people.. so I got on a train and went to my second favourite city in the UK and my ex home for 9 years.. Brighton to check in on my Big Homie Nick and borrow his amazing ga…
2 hr 22 min
Jun 7, 2019
Marcus Barnes On The F24 Podcast
This week Marcus Barnes, an author, music journalist and graffiti artist. His graffiti name has been in my vision for about 15 years now, a prolific train painter from South London. We met a couple times over the years but never properly and having him come round here was dope. The last time we spoke was at Aset’s funeral and I talk about it towards the end of the podcast, that conversation made me really want to know more about him and I’ve so grateful he came round and shared his story with us. Another dope insight to a creatives life and path so far. We get through loads from his really interesting upbringing full of inspirational people, finding graffiti and the moral grounds he had to explore in order to do it, his working life and experiences with Lad Mags to the Daily Mail and his massive passion for music. We also chat about the pointless and yet extensive court case brought upon him by Colin Saycell and BTP for his publication of his magazine Keep the Faith. He travelled t…
3 hr 22 min
May 24, 2019
Alex May Hughes On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the f24 podcast, my name is David and as often as possible I have a creative come visit me at my studio in north acton to have a chat about their lives and interactions with London culture and creativity.. Works on-top at the minute, which is a great thing. Came back from Dublin and ran straight into another project so getting time with people has been hard.. this juggling thing hey.. we face it all in different ways.. want time to paint a piece also! but, nothing to complain about.. This week I had Alex MayHughes over. You may have seen her work over the last 5 years, amazing letters on glass using a wide variety of mediums to create these amazing opulent bold yet graceful pieces to an astonishingly high level.. I love them. You may have also seen her Simpson gold leaf character paintings on glass, amazing iconic scenes gilded gold! I met Alex years ago but never really had the chance to have a proper chat and no better time really, she's killing it, working…
1 hr 3 min
Apr 26, 2019
Rask & Moves On The F24 Podcast
I’ve been away working on an amazing project in Dublin, my second building for the Iconic Offices company over there and with help from my good friend Omin, my Irish OG, I built a great team to work with me on the artwork I designed and also work alongside a wide array of dope Irish artists to produce their own work also throughout the refurbished building. I had a great time, dope team and beautiful city.. I loved it, my mums from there also, so some roots were felt. Whilst I was there, I recorded this, I wanted to record more but we were putting in 16hr days but I did get this, a chat with two legends, one from just outside Dublin, Rask and one from Belfast, Moves. This was dope, it came together as King Rask knew I was in town working and hollered about painting on the one day I had off so I ended up doing a wall in town with Moves who painted the word Toar, he dropped me a couple colours and we schemed pieces and backgrounded the wall. We had some amazing convo whilst painting an…
2 hr 13 min
Mar 31, 2019
Mysdiggi On The F24 Podcast
Back again… and this week I had Mysdiggi and as some of you know him by Mystro, UK Hip Hop legend, he’s been in the game for years and surpassed the 10’000 hour rule years ago.. he’s a pro and I've been a fan but never had the chance to really chat to Mys before. We’ve crossed paths, seen each other about and when I saw him at Teach’s show in December I hollered straight away and we worked it out. We have a bit of a different chat this week, for the hour or so there is a lot about current affairs, thoughts on issues, flat earth and community. Mys tells us his experience with Iowaska and we compare with therapy which I love and eventually we get his story and hid first interactions within the UK music scene, near death experiences, MCing to Jungle and Hip Hop, making music, touring the world and his time with Lowlife. We also chat about his music in length, the words he speaks and the messages he pushes through on his different releases and genres. A real dope honest open c…
2 hr 54 min
Mar 8, 2019
Seapa aka Mc Gindah On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the f24 podcast. my name is David and as often as possible I have a creative come over to my studio in north Acton to have a conversation about their lives and interactions with London culture and creativity. Well what a treat. this guy and his team have been a part of some of our last 5/6 years. some of you saw the birth of it, some of you are from the manor and know it and most of us know people like it. Seapa, or Mc Grinder from People Do Nothing came over this week and we had an amazing conversation about his journey so far. I love what him and his mates have done, and it was a pleasure to have him come over and tell us about his first interactions with culture and its moulding of himself through it. Meeting like-minded people and the relief that brings after years of running about as a teenager and what all those experiences can do when you’re in the right place. You know or may not know. I’m an artist. I do business and I’m an artist. and I’m n…
2 hr 17 min
Feb 15, 2019
Kish Kash On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the F24 Podcast, my name is David and as often as possible I invite a creative around to my studio in North Acton to talk about their lives and interactions with London, culture and creativity. Sorry about the wait for the first of 2019, I have been incredibly busy on a couple projects, one of which will have me in Dublin for a few weeks split over two trips so I have been lining up interviews with some Irish creatives to record whilst I'm there, looking forward to those. So here we are… I missed this, its only been a few weeks but its dope getting time like this with people. This week we have UK Culture OG Kish Kash. I have only hung out with Kish on a couple of occasions but his name came before him and I've known about him, seen him in places and photos and have some of the same acquaintances to be one of those times where it feels like you been down for years. Kish isn't from London, he's grew up just outside and it was one of those places that bred s…
2 hr 10 min
Dec 31, 2018
PIC WRH On The F24 Podcast
This is the 39th recording, oh and I'll be 39 on New Year's Day. nice.. anyway the 39th recording is the last of the year and this week we have PIC WRH.. another London OG who has been styling on us since 84', I was 4 then but you know what I mean. P's a true soldier of the culture, relentless, aggressive with it at times through the last 35 years, never stopping.. I spotted some bits local after he'd visited.. He's not on this side of town much so did what he does so well. P brings us on his journey from being a Publicans kid and growing up in those surroundings, what Camden was like in the 80's and 90's and his first interactions with the graffiti even before it was here and how he got the name PIC… We chat about great times with the WRH squad and his adventures with King Robbo running about the city, the amazing friendships he built and a passion for a culture that has never dwindled. We chat about loads of bits throughout and also, I tell him about the first time I met him in 96/…
1 hr 22 min
Nov 30, 2018
Teach DDS On The F24 Podcast
From London's most notorious graffiti crews along with many others. His impact on our culture has been felt for two decades, we've seen the amazing panels running through the city, one of the flyest tags hitting the streets in his distinct styles, character full throw ups and legendary stories about him and his crew… what a treat. I've known T for many years, we met through a shared acquaintance when I opened my shop in 2003 and over the years we've got to know each other quiet well but not as much as the last few months. We've been hanging out loads and getting to know each other properly. I didn't want to be greedy with that privilege, so it took a while, but I got him behind a mic. And what a chat we have. The lives of writers hey! Who'da thought it.. they end up everywhere. I have an amazing chat with T about growing up in West London, his full-on home life, pressure in school and his reasons to start writing. He tells us an amazing story about his first train mission and how he…
2 hr 41 min
Nov 9, 2018
Skore TRC GSD On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the F24 Podcast, my name is David and each week I have a creative come over to my studio in north Acton to talk about their lives and interactions with London, Culture and Creativity. I hope your all well and enjoyed the Candie Bandita episode.. I loved it.. This week we've got Skore GSD TRC.. A UK OG, he's pretty much been there from the beginning of the graffiti culture in the UK but not coming out of London, but Paddock Wood in Kent he's had an intense and interesting relationship with the culture. We go through all the decades graffiti has been in the UK as Skore has been at this since 84, with no breaks. Graffiti is his life, it's him, literally. He obviously did the work and house, real life stuff on route and we'll hear about and how he juggled it, but the thing I find most fascinating and this is the same with other writers from the first generation, is that they still paint and it still means as much to them with the bonus's that build up of added val…
1 hr 57 min
Nov 2, 2018
Candie Bandita On The F24 Podcast
This week Candie Bandita from GOT came over and we had a great and funny chat. Candie has been involved with the culture since the nineties after coming across Southbank on a school trip. What she saw and the energy she felt there enamoured her and decided to follow it up by getting back there as soon as possible. Candie tells us about the first people she met in the graffiti and skating cultures and what she got from them in the earlier years and we also about where her passion for music comes from. We also get into what she does to support her art pursuits and a. bit of chat about the crew. Great honest and inspiring. GO check @candie_bandita on instagram whilst you're listening. Enjoy!
1 hr 10 min
Oct 19, 2018
Jonzi D On The F24 Podcast
This week.. a London OG, a London Legend, A Londoners Londoner, Jonzi D… It was so so good seeing Jonzi again, we hung for a straight month in summer some 14 years ago, we chatted in different instances over the years but having him come around, take a seat on the sofa and have a chat.. man.. I’ve been wanting to have this since the autumn after the hung out and especially now doing this podcast and have a bit more age behind me .. For those of you that don’t know, Jonzi D and the Hip Hop Culture in the UK go hand in hand. He’s was there at the start, experienced it all, met and became friends with the greatest and got inspired to start a new branch for the culture with his hip hop theatre and also his years of putting on the Breakin Convention. Culture runs through his veins and he spreads the love throughout the whole world. Another amazing conversation, love this.. Enjoy!
1 hr 4 min
Oct 5, 2018
A WEEK OFF!
Hello and welcome back to the F24 Podcast, this week I'm having a little break. There are 33 others on here to check. Jump on one of them and I'll catch you next week. Enoy!
Sep 28, 2018
Ivano Dumbo, King of Milan On The F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the f24 podcast I hope you are all well, my name is David and each week I have a creative come over to my studio in North Acton to talk about their lives and interactions with London, Culture and Creativity. I say London, but really as I'm sure listeners of the podcast know already, its doesn't all have to be about London. I love my city, but I'm sure I'd love any city I may have grown up in. What I mean by stating London is to state Home and this week's guests home was Milan, Italy. Ivano and his wife Kyre are curators, designers, artists, photographers and are married with two kids and have had some amazing adventures and continue too. My connection here, well some of you may be intrested to know, Ivano was also known as Dumbo, Milans graffiti King for over a decade. I love journeys, I'm sure a lot of you lot do also, listening to this.. Ivano's journey, dam.. I love this. Ivano story starts in the estates of Milan and and brings you through a crazy array…
1 hr 25 min
Sep 21, 2018
Jan Francis By Jack ATG On The F24 Podcast
We’re going to have a bit of a different one this week, I started working on this podcast idea about 2 years ago, I love podcasts and I love my culture, I know most of you know that and we have so many people with the best of stories so I got it together and recorded some, Jack Murray, Will Robson Scott, Any Gillman, Done London and Jamal Peace, they are the early ones in the series but it took me pretty much a year before I put them out. Anxiety, confidence and making my business and work more important than feeding my soul all came into play and I couldn’t justify spending all the time it’d take to do this. I stored the recordings. Then Jan passed away in late December 2017. I’d known him since the 90’s, properly. It hit hard. The funeral was a few weeks later and I went with my friend and fellow NW6er Sam. It was great to see all these people come to pay respects to Jan. A tearful and yet joyous event full of stories, memories, laughs and tears. He touched a crazy amount o…
1 hr 41 min
Sep 14, 2018
Farma G On The F24 Podcast
This week, I can say I have one of my closet friends at the Studio. To me and many, he's an inspiration, a cultural icon, a style king and also a great dad. It's been a minute since we had our last weekly coffee on upper St. in Angel and actually our last one was in Kentish Town on the strip and it was times like those that really built our relationship it took our conversation to another level and we bonded with our similarities, estate life, young dads and the finding of culture and it's growth into a creative life. As the years have passed and life cracks on and asks more of your day we don't grab as many coffees as we used too but we've always been in contact in some way even though he doesn't have a phone! This is one half of the legendary TaskForce, the Highbury Estate veteran and to me an oracle of life in the North East of our city, Farma G!. He has experienced loads, put himself through a bag load of actions and activities and this was all before he finished school. It was so…
2 hr 49 min
Sep 7, 2018
Joe Holbrook On The F24 Podcast
This week’s chat is with Joe Holbrooke a guy I’ve known for pretty much 15 years and I love it when I have a perception about someone, even after knowing them that long and finding out my perception means nada in their life, it wasn’t his reality. I presumed Joe was classically trained, I presumed he got to this stage of his art carrear through conventional ways. His paintings, his subjects, his intrigue in different artistic mediums, his concepts. but no, we need to watch our perceptions. I was wrong, this was great having Joe round to the studio and filling us in on his journey. Brie the Beagle was owning the studio that evening and you’ll hear her as she drinks her water and getting told off and also with us was Josh, my son sat in on this one which was dope. cause well he’s my son and was about 4 when he met Joe, so he was genuinely intrigued to hear his story. We have a great chat about Joe’s Kent roots, his introduction to Art by some sharp young teachers and the j…
2 hr 8 min
Aug 31, 2018
Charlie Dark On The F24 Podcast
So each week, as I’m sure you know I chat to people about their lives and interactions with London, Culture and Creativity and this weeks chat is with Charlie Dark of London’s legendary movement, Run Dem Crew! Charlie has literally run through London’s hip hop scene.. all the way from a family friends Christmas in the New York in 81, though Soho in the early 90’s, TV shows, record labels, relased music and an accumlination of all his cultural skills to help him though the hard times and help start Run Dem Crew to take on London and the worlds running teams. A great convo wth Charlie, his interactions with cultural icons, stories from the UK and world wide Hip Hop archives and a mindset fuled by that passion, dope Charlie, thank you. This is F24.. Enjoy!
2 hr 21 min
Aug 24, 2018
Fliptrix On The F24 Podcast
This week we've got the culture fuelled, creatively striving, spiritual hunting, hustler minded, dope lyricist label owner, Fliptrix. Watching this guy. He used to come down to the shop in Brighton and cop some records and paint every now and then, I also snapped him on polaroid for my collection of friends and visitors to the shop. What he's done since then, loving and respecting a culture, working hard at his game, taking advice and great advice at that from Kings in the UK Hip Hop world like Jehst and proving he can hold his own on stage, corner and meeting rooms. Along the way he may take a psycadelic to keep him clear on his spiritual path and his ferocious nature of putting out albums will have you chilling, amped, questioning and jumping on each go round. His new albums just dropped yesterday the 23rd Aug, go get it it's called Inexhale all digital outlets and tangible pieces from high-focus.com If you ain't heard him before, you'll be intrigued by this interview and go check hi…
1 hr 37 min
Aug 17, 2018
Sophynails On The F24 Podcast
This week on F24 we have Sophynails aka So Fly. We had a great chat a couple weeks ago, just before she was off to Bristol. Soph’s got a great story and has been really productive in her culture since a teenager, from Soho records shops to record labels, Miami tracksides to Jams at Stockwell hall of fame and not forgetting her on-going nail career. We chat about her experiences over the years and how its been painting graffiti in London, the social media world and taking on and dealing with life's dramas. A dope honest chat, it was great having her over, enjoy.
1 hr 44 min
Aug 10, 2018
The London Vagabond On The F24 Podcast
This week I have a guy I've known for years and watched his rise, K or as some of you may know him as Kemo SMT and his also for the last couple years, The London Vagabond. He came round with his girlfriend Dana, a creative also and we had a great conversation about his introduction to the graffiti culture through his dad whilst he was in primary school and what life was like growing up in Ruislip at the end of the central line. We chat about education but he explains also how graffiti took over. K has had many run ins with the law over the last 10 years and it started in a dramatic way and he tells us about that and how prison was. We chat about his years of graffiti court cases and more prison time but he also had a the massive positive impact that the culture had on his life and we talk about that what he learnt about himself and the run up to his photography and what that's brought him already. K's been out for 8 months since his last stint in Prison, I think that'll be his last s…
2 hr 3 min
Aug 3, 2018
Amba SDF On The F24 Podcast
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2 hr 56 min
Jul 27, 2018
Richard Wilson on the F24 Podcast
Hello and welcome back to the F24 Podcast, my name is David and each week I invite a creative over to my studio to talk about their interactions and experiences with London culture and creativity. This week’s conversation is with Richard Wilson. You may have seen the worldwide press about Rich’s Will Smith painting that he did in West Philly, an amazing and extremely impressive full body 65ft painting of the Fresh Prince sitting on a chair on the side of a building that sits in a school playground. It is full of references, to the Jordan’s he’s wearing to the t-shirt and cap hanging off the back of the chair and then the chair itself and the leaves wrapped around it’s legs which is homage to his favourite artist and his paintings. An incredible feat from the Londoner, we’ll hear about that whole project, its inception and the work he put into it to make it happen along with where Rich is from, one of the reasons I asked him over, a painting in Acton and what it said to me.…
2 hr 4 min
Jul 20, 2018
DJ MK On The F24 Podcast
So this week, a big treat for me.. A Kilburn Kid and legend out of the manor. London's very own, DJ MK. What a pleasure him coming over, the day before he was interviewing Rick Ross and the day after he was off to Europe to DJ. He's achieved loads and he gives us great insight into his experiences in reading north londons streets, finding graffiti and hip hop and what the city had on offer and how he worked and planned his route to making a name for himself in the DJ world. MK's list of accomilshments is crazy and I think quite a few firsts which is always appreciated, door opening for years like a true gent. Had a great converstation with him, enjoy This is F24.
1 hr 9 min
Jul 13, 2018
Bill Daggs On The F24 Podcast
This weeks interview is with artist Bill Daggs. Bill has just finished his BA in fine art and had his first show since graduation, I went.. It was dope and you’ll hear us talk about that. Really great having him coming over as we have been in the same circles for 20 odd years from Kilburn, graffiti and hip hop but never really got to meet properly. He went under the name Pryme / PrymeSource with the Def Defiers and Underground Alliance. I’m sure he rapped at the shop with Undali I know for sure Doobie ‘ Lucid Mover’ introduced me to his music and with his ear I knew I’d be onto a good thing, that was years ago, Bill cracked on and went in, we have a great conversation about his influences in music, living in London and honest chats about thraphy and growing and his art.. The music in the background, its his.. check his Soundcloud and his art at billdagss on Instagram. Enjoy.. this is f24.
2 hr 45 min
Jul 6, 2018
Luis Lopez Smith / Tottenham Textiles On The F24 Podcast
This week’s interview is with Luis Lopez Smith, you may have heard about his company Tottenham Textiles an amazing walk in studio on Seven Sisters. I met Luis when I was visiting my mate Jonny Banger, his shop is next door to Luis’. Jonny being the gent he is and knowing how much I ‘d love to see the space, I met Luis. I was completely amazed! What a space, loads of machinery, screen beds, exposure units, carousels, work benches, an amazing ceiling and two beautiful little saffys! The work he produces with his colleagues in that space is unique, beautifully designed and manufactured and inspiring. I didn’t know much about Luis and Tottenham Textiles other than my visit to the space and seeing his fly pieces on their Instagram @tottenhamtextiles. Luis has had a great journey so far and we talk about his education and time at the Royal College where he got his BA in Men’s Fashion, working for different brands and also teaching at university level, eventually getting to Tottenha…
1 hr 51 min
Jun 29, 2018
Theo Keating Fake Blood / Snatch PFB TO on the F24 Podcast
So this week, another one from my extended cultural family is London’s one and only, Theo Keating otherwise known as the infamous Fake Blood and UK Graffiti’s very own Snatch CWS/ PFB/TO… This guy, since ive been in the culture, this guy’s pieces have been it for me.. I might be looking and reminiscing at the past with glazed eyes but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad piece by this guy.. All fire, all the time.. My favourites must include the '93 Unity Jam piece in Fulham, crazy cool and fresh and would stand up today easily, 25 yrs on and you hear us chat about that painting and more but apart from just getting my graffiti drenched brain more fodder another reason I got Theo round was to hear about how he got into music and what lead him to make a career out of it and one with so much adventure too! We talk loads about music and all types from Nicky Blackmarket and his influence in Jungle music to Acid House and making his own music also Really great him coming over and g…
2 hr 4 min
Jun 22, 2018
TY on The F24 Podcast
This weeks interview is with Britain's very own TY, a musician from Brixton. I found TY's music early on in moving to Brighton, I was in HMV on western rd. with my best mate Nick and we heard some amazing sounds over the stores speakers, I asked what it was and copped the vinyl straight away. It became one of the larger parts of the soundtrack for that time in my life and it was also one of the first UK Hip Hop albums I bought a culture that would become incredibly important to me over the following years, not a bad intro huh Amazing to have him round, a real pleasure. Enjoy!
2 hr 32 min
Jun 15, 2018
Jimi GANG Studio on the F24 Podcast
This weeks chat is with Jimi from GANG Studio. I’ve known Jimi for years, a lot of you have also. We met in the early 2000’s through our shared good friend and Brighton stalwart Jode. When I met him he was already thoroughly on his journey with creativity, I remember a time I was getting interviewed for a magazine, they were doing a piece on my shop, we’d just started working with Jimi and the interviewer suggested we were taking him under our wing, which may have been the perception but not the reality, my friend replied by saying, Jimi’s too big to fit under our wings, meaning he was already a creative force to be reckoned with, with an unrivalled skill set and vision. He had the spirit, the energy and the belief that he just could do, and do he would. He’s produced loads of great work which we’ll hear about but tell you what though, it was really interesting him explaining that belief in himself and its root and how that behaviour, attitude, the ‘I’ll have a go’ ap…
2 hr 21 min
Jun 8, 2018
Jonny Banger On The F24 Podcast
This week we have Jonny Banger, or as some of you may know him, Sports Banger. I've known Jonny for years, since my days in Brighton. When I met him he was a DJing round the city at various events and he actually ended up, along with his good friend Daps holding down the decks at the open mics I used to put on at my shop every weekend or so. I saw the start of his first brand which was hilarious as it was very unexpected and took the UK hip hop scene by storm, there was a real clear wave of resonation, understanding and simplicity that came from that first Tshirt, it was perfect for the scene and the public gave back the same energy, Jonny is that guy. He understands, he gets it and quite clearly too. This was dope, getting to fill in the gaps, talk about old times and hear about his journey so far, also getting a glimpse into what Sports Banger is about and, well you must know me by now, the story hunter, I loved it. Enjoy.. This is F24.
2 hr 5 min
Jun 1, 2018
Richard Sen Coma On The F24 Podcast
So keeping up with the hunting of stories, the feeding of minds, the words from the wise this week I have one of the UK’s first graffiti writers Richard Sen aka Coma who came over and dropped history and knowledge on the graffiti culture right from the start of our scene and his interactions and experiences with the culture which led him onto being a DJ and music producer and his interest in criminology and what happens when culture and crime mix. Richard has done a lot, it was an absolute pleasure to sit with him and get his story. An amazing conversation, enjoy! This is F24.
1 hr 49 min
May 25, 2018
Charlie Shazer on the F24 Podcast
This week I had Charlie Shazer visit from Kids Love Ink East. Charlie has been tattooing for 20 odd years, a true patron to the art of the tattoo he owns and runs a great parlour off Brick Lane in East London. It was another great interaction, I’ve known Charlie for a few years but as usual getting this quality time to find out about peoples journeys was a real eye opener. This is F24, enjoy..
May 25, 2018
Josh Cole On The F24 Podcast
This week we have Josh Cole a photographer and director living in London. This is a jam packed story, Josh has had quiet a mad and hard working journey. I met him when I did Faking It on channel 4.. I was the teacher and Josh was one of the judges at the end of the program who had to guess If the guy was a real graffiti artist or not.. Josh was the only one to pick him out. We've known each other ever since. But as in all cases, I wanted to know the story, this is Josh's and its inspiring.. Enjoy, this is F24.
1 hr 55 min
May 18, 2018
Mark Prime Sinckler on the F24 Podcast
This weeks creative is Mark Sinckler, London Graffiti’s very own PRIME. Mark is an integral to the path I chose. When I first met him I was 16/17 years old, 1996/7. I was working in a dead end job selling advertising space in an Arabic Newspaper based in West Hampstead. I don’t think I sold one advert but what I did manage to do was to persuade the editor to let me write a piece and interview Mark about his paintings at the time where he was using Arabic text in his murals. It was a blag, I hadn’t written anything other than a tag since leaving school but idea was going to get me to meet a London Don! I’d only been writing graffiti for about 2 years but even then I loved learning about the culture I was getting deeper into and after seeing Primes pieces in graphotism and seeing his a tag of his that stayed for years on one of the tunnel entrances at Farringdon I knew I had to meet this man.. I did, we met in a café on Kilburn High Rd late one mid week night and he was a gent.…
1 hr 17 min
May 11, 2018
Tom Blackford on the F24 Podcast
This week Tom Inkfestish Blackford came over and we had an amazing chat.. Tom is an artist, an illustrator by trade and also paints graffiti. He came into the culture from a different angle and it was great to hear the journey.. This is his story of London, Culture and Creativity. Enjoy!
1 hr 27 min
May 4, 2018
Harry Conway on the F24 Podcast
Harry is a photographer and used to be a graffiti writer, labelled the million pound vandal by the UK press and is from Kensal Rise. He's run through a couple cultures on his route to creativity. He's a big lad, covered in tattoos, sports a vest in the summer months and could be intimidating if you saw him jump out on you on the Bakerloo line with his camera but when chatting to him it breaks down all perceptions and it was really cool chatting to him about his influences and experiences in his story about London, Culture and Creativity.
1 hr 58 min
Apr 27, 2018
Olivia Skalkos on the F24 Podcast
This week I have Olivia Skalkos on F24. Olivia is a true artist and for work is a production and project manager for the Moniker Art Fair, which this week is having it's first NY show, get to it if your in the big apple. I met Olivia when she worked at Chrome and Black, London's premier graffiti supplies store and she came and filled in the gaps about what she did before to what she does now. This is her London, Culture and Creativity story.
1 hr 15 min
Apr 20, 2018
Micall Parknsun on the F24 Podcast
This weeks chat is with Micall Parknsun, Husband, Father, lyricist and producer. Parky is from Kilburn, North West London, where I'm from. We're the same age and know the same people but didn't meet until the mid 2000's when he walked into my shop in Brighton. It was dope chatting about the manor and hearing about his experiences. This is his London, Culture and Creativity story.
1 hr 39 min
Apr 13, 2018
Novar FLIP on the F24 Podcast
This weeks chat is with Novar FLIP a rapper, journalist and host of The Flip Life Show on Pyro Radio. It was great catching up and talking with him this week, this is his experience with London, culture and creativity.. enjoy.
1 hr 53 min
Apr 6, 2018
Simon Franks 'Audio Bullys' on the F24 Podcast.
Simon Franks, music producer and one half of the Audio Bullys came over and we had an amazing chat about his journey through graffiti, skating and music and how the three help mould his life.
1 hr 11 min
Apr 2, 2018
Jamal Peace on the F24 Podcast
This week’s conversation is with Jamal Peace. I met Jamal about 8 years ago and immediately noticed he carried loads of energy and although he wasn’t doing what he would end up doing currently, I knew he was on a journey that was to include culture and creativity. We chat about travels abroad and living in other countries in his youth with the family, going back and fourth to London and roaming the city.
1 hr 5 min
Apr 2, 2018
Mr Met on the F24 Podcast
The Mayor of Shepherds Bush, Mr. Met came over and told us about his crazy London, Culture and Creativity experiences.
1 hr 5 min
Apr 2, 2018
Ed Tizer on the F24 Podcast
Ed Tizer, London's most active wall painter, hip hoper and all round top guy came over and shared his experiences with London, Culture and Creativity.
1 hr 12 min
Apr 2, 2018
Done London on the F24 Podcast
Done London, screen print extraordinaire's and fresh clothing suppliers came over for a dope chat about each of their interactions and experiences with London, Culture and Creativity.
1 hr 30 min
Apr 2, 2018
Will Robson Scott on the F24 Podcast
Will Robson-Scott, the British photographer came over and told his story of London, Culture and Creativity.
1 hr 25 min
Apr 2, 2018
Jack Murray on the F24 Podcast
Jack Murray, artist and activist came over to the F24 Studios to talk London, Culture and Creativity.
1 hr 17 min
Apr 2, 2018
This is F24. Stories about London, Culture and Creativity.