The Disco Hustlers was created back in 2006 by hustlers mix John Thompson aka DJ Giovanni and Raymond Hale aka Mister Hustler. John emerged from the London club scene in the later part of the nineties, whilst Ray had established himself in ‘Drum and Bass’ throwing down sounds on both Crystal and Dream FM. Frustrated by commercialism but dedicated and passionate about dance music they set up the own sound system with a goal to play at London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival.
In 2009 an opportunity arose and being members of BASS, they were given a location at Powis Square London W11 at the Notting Hill Carnival. They were then joined by the trusty engineer Andrew Furlong (every sound system needs one).
Andy was shortly followed by Michael Chin (aka The Dalotek Affair) back from Holland with his tasteful style of European Techno House and also Simon Furlong (aka DJ sci-fi’) with his diverse fluid Reggae and Dub beats. With the ‘Hustlers’ now on Carnival track they also needed a cool MC and this is where Malcolm Farrell (aka’ MC Cheeky Checky Banten) came on board to complete the ‘DiscoHustlers’ flavour & niceness.
This cocktail of talent was the perfect concoction of the technology, musical style and structure. Entertaining diverse audiences up and down the country.