Today, Caspa is synonymous withthe underground. If you don't know Caspa you don't know Dubstep. With an epiclist of tour dates taking him to every corner of the globe he still finds timeto host a bi-monthly night at the world famous Fabric. Not content with running3 labels , producing dancefloor bomb after dancefloor bomb and the acclaimedalbum 'Everybody's Talking, Nobody's Listening', his remix skills are in higherdemand than ever, remixing for the likes of Deadmau5, Miike Snow, Swedish HouseMafia ,Depeche Mode, Kid Sister and Adam F & Horx feat Redman to name justa few.
This is his story so far...
Growing up in West London on a diet of Jungle and Hip Hop, Caspa started DJ'ing andexperimenting with beats after a promising Basketball career was cut short byinjury.
In 2003, under the pseudonym QuietStorm, the track 'Bass Bins' was picked up by BBC 1xtra's J Da Flex and thingsstarted to snowball. Founding his own label Storming Productions in 2004, Caspaalso began a weekly radio show on the iconic Rinse FM. Signing up and workingwith the likes of Search & Destroy, Dubchild, Toasty Boy, DJ Narrows andOris Jay the label soon became established as one of the dominating undergroundlabels of the time.
After receiving a demo from Swedishproducers L-Wiz, a thoroughly impressed Caspa decided to start a sister label'Dub Police'; its aim to focus entirely on exciting new artists and provide aplatform to the new and quickly emerging genre Dubstep. With a string ofsuccessful releases from artists such as L-Wiz, N-Type, Rusko, The Others andof course his own productions under the Caspa alias, the label began to grow into one of the trail blazing labels of the emergent genre. Meanwhile Caspa wasalso having success on other labels with releases like 'Rubber Chicken' whichwas snapped up by Tempa and soon became an underground anthem.
Amidst the ever growing hype,Caspa and fellow label artist Rusko were approached by Fabric to mix the 37thinstalment of the legendary FabricLive series. Following on from such legendsas John Peel and Fabio & Grooverider, this was the first commerciallyavailable dubstep compilation and played a significant part in bringing thegenre into the limelight and introducing it to many new listeners worldwide.His anthemic remix of TC's 'Where's My Money' pushed things even further andhis mix on Deadmau5 and Kaskade 'I Remember' further still.
2009 saw Caspa take things to thenext level with a series of high profile gigs & festival performances from Glastonbury and Global Gathering to sharing the main stagewith Lily Allen and The Arctic Monkey's at Serbia's Exit Festival. Not contentwith rounding up the year with an epic US Tour, his huge remix of Hard byBreakage feat Newham Generals became Zane Lowe's hottest record in the world atRadio One and was almost immediately followed by his mix of Adam F and Horxfeaturing Redman 'Shut the Lights Off' – which on it's debut play was alsocrowned with the same honour.
2010 has seen Caspa smash up theclubs with his Subscape collab 'Geordie Racer' and his remix of Ludacris' 'HowLow Can You Go' – the first official dubstep remix of a major US rap-star.Equally his remix of 'One' by Swedish House Mafia has made major waves also. Inthe summer his epic My Style compilation hit the shops, while on the releasefront, 'Back for the First Time' got everyone talking, with support from ZaneLowe, Annie Mac and Mistajam and daytime and afternoon spins and an officialplaylist on radio 1. This instrumental then got a massive vocal topline from MrHudson to become 'Love Never Dies (Back for the First Time)'
The touring continued with a hostof major festival dates in summer 2010 including hitting the main stage atSonar just before the Chemical Brothers headline set and rocking Bestival,Global Gathering, SW4 and more in the U.K. On top of this, Caspa then playeddates at Hardfest and the legendary Lollapalooza in the U.S. and that's not to mention dates in Ibiza, Germany,Australia/New Zealand and even India!
The first few months of 2011 havebeen on studio lockdown – there's a new artist album in the works and summerfestival bookings are in including for Glastonbury, Global Gathering andCreamfields in the UK, Primavera and Monegros festivals in Spain, B'estfest inRomania and the HARD Summer Tour in the US.
On top of working on his artistalbum, Caspa has also been busy remixing including for Katy B's 'Easy PleaseMe'. Caspa's follow up to 'Neck Snappah' (his first release of the year) is'Fulham 2 Waterloo' which is out now and there's now a free Caspa app availablefor iPhone too.
Big things happening forsure…..but what else would you expect from the dopest ghost in town?! ..