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 “Iconic” (The Metro)

“The kings of the capital’s Hip-Hop scene”
(Time Out)

 

 

Since 2005 The Doctor’s Orders have been throwing unpretentious parties for fans of real music that care more about feeling good than looking good. The first point of call for the biggest names in Hip-Hop and beyond The Doctor’s Orders have hosted a who’s who of the world’s best DJs & MCs in the finest venues throughout the UK.

The brainchild of Spin Doctor who promoted his first party, On The Good Foot @ The Annex, back in 2000, before launching the regular ‘Indelible’ later called ‘Indelibe Marker’ at The Key then Madame Jo Jo’s. The Doctor’s Orders was launched at the now legendary Herbal club in July 2005 with DJ Cash Money as the special guest creating the blueprint for parties focused on quality of guests, music, sound, service and atmosphere that has been followed ever since.

With regular events at Fabric, East Village, The Jazz Café & Scala to name a few and guests that have included De La Soul, Erykah Badu, ?uestlove, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, KRS One, EPMD, Just Blaze, Kenny Dope, Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson, Maseo,  Marley Marl, Dimitri from Paris, Osunlade, Dilated Peoples, Tim Westwood, Alchemist, Eric Sermon, The Beat Junkies, Elzhi, Jazzie B, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, 9th Wonder, Maseo, Fatlip, DJ Format, J-Live, The Nextmen, Norman Jay, Gangrene, Random Axe, Jehst, Shortee Blitz, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Mr Thing, Foreign Beggars, Neil Armstrong, Phat Kat, MED, Statik Selektah, Mayer Hawthorne and loads more besides it is not hard to see why The Doctor’s Orders are the UK’s most popular party crew.

For bookings please contact yo@thedoctorsorders.com 

Meet The Crew:

Spin Doctor (TDO Big Boss)
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Where were you born? North London

What was the first album you bought? I think it was Adam Ant or Now 10

What was your first job? I worked in the stock room of Paperchase.

Where and when was your first DJ set? My first public and paid set was a house party for a friends older sister. It was a nightmare. They wanted 80’s pop and I had a box full of Boom Bap Hip-Hop

Who is you favourite MC? Jay-Z

Who is you favourite producer? J Dilla

What is your favourite album? A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders

 What is your favourite drink?   Tea

What is your favourite food?   Pizza

What is your favourite trainer?   I used to only wear Air Force 1s but now I’d say Air Max 1

What track would be your first dance at your wedding? Our first dance to The Supremes ‘I Hear a Symphony’. Our second song was Kanye’s ‘Gold Digger’

What track will you open your next set? I honestly could not tell you. I try and judge the vibe of the room at the time and go from there. 

If you were not in music what would you be doing? I have no idea. I always wanted to work in film or photography before I became a DJ.

Who would you like to punch in the face? Trump

What is the first thing you would save in a fire? My son and wife.

Do you collect anything other than music? Too many things. Kicks, toys, random music memorabilia and I have a sizable collection of pornographic record covers – long story.

3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)? J Dilla, Ian Wright & Russell Simmons.

 

MO FINGAZ (TDO + Hip-Hop vs Dancehall)
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Where were you born? Bath, England

What was the first album you bought? Snap – World Power

What was your first job?  A paper round 

Where and when was your first DJ set? Apart from House parties, my first paid gig was in a bar in Bath called Bar Karanga. I blagged the guy there that i was really good and would rock the spot. I was awful. 

Who is you favourite MC? Rakim

Who is you favourite producer? DJ Premier

What is your favourite album? Logical Progression.

What is your favourite drink? Tea

What is your favourite food? Hutchings Pantry Crack Pickles

What is your favourite trainer? Red OG Air Max 1 87′

What track would be your first dance at your wedding? probably Wham Rap or Club Tropicana knowing my missus

What track will you open your next set? Kinda depends what time I’m playing, who I’m following and what party it is but its definitely funky 

If you were not in music what would you be doing? I’d have a deli / record shop or play golf professionally. 

Who would you like to punch in the face? Donald Trump

What is the first thing you would save in a fire? My family

Do you collect anything other than music? Studio Equipment

3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)? Richard Pryor & Jerry Seinfeld to make people laugh and Jean Grae from X-Men so she could serve everyone without moving…

 

Russ Ryan (TDO + Hip-Hop vs RnB)
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Where were you born?  Bermuda

What was the first album you bought?   Paul Simon: Graceland

What was your first job?   Coffee Shop worker, ate all the cake on regs.

Where and when was your first DJ set?  Kitchen sound-system takeover at a mates house party 2004/5, blew amp, trashed records & if memory serves correctly, the house got KO’d. Amazing party! 

Who is you favourite MC?  Phonte

Who is you favourite producer?  Stevie Wonder

What is your favourite album?  Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On. 

What is your favourite drink? Dark & Stormy w/ Goslings & Barritts. Bermuda’s finest & 50:50 ratios encouraged. 

What is your favourite food? Indian Food. Will DJ for Black Dahl. 

What is your favourite trainer?  Over the last 15 years, Stan Smiths are the only trainer i’ve kept coming back to. They win. 

What track would be your first dance at your wedding?  Al Green, So Glad You’re Mine.

What track will you open your next set? Katalyst, How Bout Us. 

If you were not in music what would you be doing?  Still eating cake at the coffee shop. 

Who would you like to punch in the face?  Trump’s gotta be up there right now. How about a round house kick that includes Trump, Farage & May? That OK? Thanks. 

What is the first thing you would save in a fire?  Time Machine HD. Without iCal i’d be a nobody.  

Do you collect anything other than music?  BMXs & Mopeds are also up there. On a ’06 Redline Cruiser & ’83 Honda Melody atm. 

 3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)? Larry David, James Brown & Alan Partridge

 

 

Ralphonze 90 (TDO + History of Hip-Hop)
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Where were you born? The West Country baby! Where the sun sets. 

What was the first album you bought?  Hmm. I can’t remember for sure but I think it may have been ‘A Hard Days Night’ by The Beatles when I was really young, because my mum used to bang on about how good they were.

What was your first job?  Sweeper-upper / broom technician.

Where and when was your first DJ set? Probably a lunchtime set at college or at a house party.

Who is you favourite MC?  Rakim for sure.

Who is you favourite producer?  Hip-Hopwise, either Paul C or DJ Premier.

What is your favourite album?  That’s way too hard. But off the top of my head one of my favourites is ‘Critical Beatdown’ by Ultramagnetic MCs or ‘Back to Wreck Shop’ by Tuff Crew. Or maybe Pete Rock & INI’s ‘Center of Attention’. Too hard though. 

What is your favourite drink?  Punk IPA or Irn Bru. The Scottish make the best drinks.

What is your favourite food?  Four cheese pizza is a winner. Or the Ghanaian food stall on Exmouth Market.

What is your favourite trainer?  Either Adidas Superstar or Vans Old Skool. 

What track would be your first dance at your wedding? ‘Get It’ by Run the Jewels.

What track will you open your next set?  It’ll be an 80s Hip-Hop tune as my next set is at the ‘History of Hip-Hop’ party. 

If you were not in music what would you be doing? Realistically I think carpentry, I had an interest in it when I was younger. Although if I could choose, a sitcom/comedy writer. 

Who would you like to punch in the face?  I’m a lover not a fighter. But if I was a fighter I sure would like to punch Piers Morgan. Also Donald Trump but I guess everyone’s gonna say that.

What is the first thing you would save in a fire?  Any loyalty cards I have laying around. I would hate to have to start them again. 

Do you collect anything other than music?  Regrets… and worthless Simpsons crap. 

 3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)?  Lemmy Kilmister, Homer Simpson and Phil Margera (Bam’s Dad). Oh and my Nan. I know that makes four but she’s old so we can bend the rules.

 

MC Pranksta (TDO + Hip-Hop vs Dancehall)
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Where were you born? Scunthorpe TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 

What was the first album you bought? Chinese Laundry volume 94

What was your first job? Working for the Caribbean Examination Board, some low level job but met Super Cat because of it!

Where and when was your first DJ set? Secondary school, house parties them kindsa tings

Who is you favourite MC? Tribe/KRS ONE

Who is you favourite producer? Maurice Spencer of the NTP allstars

What is your favourite album? Midnight Marauders

What is your favourite drink? Rum + Sorrel or Rum and Coconut

What is your favourite food? At the moment Mexican 

What is your favourite trainer? Air max 1

What track would be your first dance at your wedding? First dance? or first dance? Something soca obviously!

What track will you open your next set? Whatever Shortee Blitz wants to play!

If you were not in music what would you be doing? Chilling on a beach in Tobago … well thats what I’m doing now..

Who would you like to punch in the face? No one actually…

What is the first thing you would save in a fire? Family, passport

Do you collect anything other than music? Basketball cards! Fleer, upper deck etc. If you know you KNOW!

3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)? My Pops, Granny Gloria and Phife Dawg

 

DJ CWD (Hip-Hop vs RnB & History of Hip-Hop)
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Where were you born? Zhongshan, China

What was the first album you bought? Michael Jackson – Thriller

 What was your first job? Dirtbike Mechanic 

Where and when was your first DJ set? Revolver, Melbourne

Who is you favourite MC? 21 Savage

Who is you favourite producer? Nard & B

What is your favourite album? Black Moon – Enta Da Stage

What is your favourite drink? 1664

What is your favourite food? Dakgangjeong

What is your favourite trainer? Nike Air Huarache Burst & Nike Air Safari

What track would be your fast dance at your wedding? Petey Pablo – Raise Up

What track will you open your next set? XXXtentacion – Look At Me!

If you were not in music what would you be doing? Getting my heelflips back or riding Dirtbikes 

Who would you like to punch in the face? You for asking such a stupid question.

What is the first thing you would save in a fire? Turntables & Killa Cali my Calico.

Do you collect anything other than music? Anything that can be hoarded

 3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)? Gucci Mane, Eazy-E & Luther Campbell

 

CJ Beatz (Hip-Hop vs RnB)
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Where were you born? Croydon

What was the first album you bought? Either a Pure Swing compilation or Snoop Dogg’s “DoggyStyle”

What was your first job? Paper Round

Where and when was your first DJ set? In a Bar in Croydon – I was 16 & it was for my brother’s friends 21st birthday

 Who is you favourite MC? Jay Z

Who is you favourite producer? Too hard to pick one 

What is your favourite album? Snoop Dogg “DoggyStyle” or Jay Z “Blueprint”

What is your favourite drink? Water

 What is your favourite food? Calamari

What is your favourite trainer? Nike Air Max 95’s

What track would be your first dance at your wedding? Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”

 What track will you open your next set? TBC

If you were not in music what would you be doing? Film & or Food Critic

Who would you like to punch in the face? No one, love thy neighbour 

What is the first thing you would save in a fire? Me

Do you collect anything other than music? ex girlfriends …& toys

3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)? Jonathan Ross, Russell Simmons & Neil DeGrasse Tyson

 

DJ CABLE (Hip-Hop vs RnB) 
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Where were you born?  Essex

What was the first album you bought?  I think it was one of those “Best Rap Album” compilations when I was a kid…. I started researching the artists after that and copping their albums.

What was your first job?  Office World, Colchester. I used to sell pens to people whilst hungover on a Saturday morning.

Where and when was your first DJ set?  My local youth club/under 18s night in Colchester.

Who is you favourite MC?  Biggie.

Who is you favourite producer? DJ Premier.

What is your favourite album?  Ready To Die.

What is your favourite drink?  Ginger beer.

What is your favourite food?  Roast chicken.

 What is your favourite trainer?  Jordan 4. Closely followed by the Air Max 1.

What track would be your first dance at your wedding?  The Serato control tone.

What track will you open your next set?  Whatever the other DJ hasn’t played!

If you were not in music what would you be doing?  Probably still selling those pens in Colchester, mate…. I kid, maybe something sneaker-related. Brand consultancy, perhaps? Or really poor stand up.

 Who would you like to punch in the face?  85% of people on London public transport. Especially the ones who don’t wash, even in summer.

What is the first thing you would save in a fire?  A fair select pairs of shoes, followed by the 7″ collection and my laptop.

Do you collect anything other than music?  Sneakers and Girlfriends. 

 3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)? Ghostface, Michael Jordan and Prince.

 

 

Sarah Harrison (Hip-Hop vs RnB | Queens of Hip-Hop) 
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 Where were you born?  Malta

What was the first album you bought? Missy Elliott – Respect M.E.

What was your first job? Actress in the Harry Potter films

Where and when was your first DJ set? A since changed venue in Brick Lane, Sept 2012

Who is you favourite MC? Nas

Who is you favourite producer? Timbaland

What is your favourite album? Justin Timberlake – Justified

What is your favourite drink? Orange juice

What is your favourite food?  Impossible to choose, I love eating too much!

What is your favourite trainer? Nike Prestos

What track would be your first dance at your wedding? This would have to be a joint decision with my partner! 

What track will you open your next set? Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne – No Frauds

If you were not in music what would you be doing? Very hard to say as I was born and raised in music. My career was always destined to be in entertainment.

Who would you like to punch in the face?  I’ve never envisioned myself punching anyone, don’t think I’d have the impact… or maybe I’ve not met that person yet! 

What is the first thing you would save in a fire? My Thriller vinyl signed and personally addressed by Quincy Jones… irreplaceable! 

Do you collect anything other than music? Headphones

3 ideal dinner guests (dead or alive)? Michael Jackson, Ellen Degeneres, 50 Cent

 

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