DJ PROFILE

Stretch Taylor

DJ Stretch Taylor is a club & radio DJ, music journalist, remixer & promoter with 30 years’ experience in the game. 

He has interviewed well over 100 artists on his radio show, from legends to unsigned artists, including Teena Marie, Roy Ayers, Leon Ware, Melba Moore, Teddy Riley & Blackstreet, Guy, Eric Benet, Leroy Burgess, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Guru, Faith Evans, Charlie Wilson, Beverley Knight and many more.

His big radio break came when he was asked to supply mixes for John Leech’s show on Essex Radio, and went onto present shows on pirate radio, hospital radio, and internet radio. Following this, his Ghetto Heaven radio show has now been running for over 20 years on a variety of stations, including Rhythm FM for 3 years, Soul 24/7 Radio for 3 years, Colourful Radio for 5 years, Guest shows at Stomp Radio and now currently at Mi-Soul Radio since the launch broadcast, where he presented the very first-ever live show on the station 8 years ago in 2012.He has spun at all of the major events and weekenders on the soul circuit over the years including Southport Weekender, Notting Hill Carnival, Bournemouth Soul Weekender, Soul Village Weekender, Salou Soul Weekender, Ibiza Soul Week, and currently plays at Hayling Island Weekender,  Margate Soul Weekender, Ibiza Soul & Reggae Weekender, Portugal Soul Week, Lagoona Soul Week, Brighton Weekender, Kavos Soul & Reggae Week and all Mi-Soul events both here and abroad.He is now into the fourth year of his own Ghetto Heaven Weekender, which was launched in 2018 and sells out yearly with no advertising, just word of mouth. This intimate weekender has quickly become known as the weekender for real music heads, featuring quality music across all genres. Following this, he now hosts many spin-off Ghetto Heaven club nights at various venues, continues to co-promote the successful Boating Club parties alongside Scott James since 1995, plus still plays as a guest DJ at club nights around the UK every weekend.He has played at many legendary venues and club nights over the years including Pacha, Privilege and Cafe Del Mar in Ibiza, Ministry of Sound, Twice As Nice, Cookies & Cream, Club 8090, MOBO Awards afterparty, Rubber Soul and many more.Commercial highlights of his career include making the official mix CD for Missy Elliott’s multi-platinum selling album ‘Miss E So Addictive’ for Warner Bros,  plus a mix album for EastWest Records, and the mix CD for UK R&B singer Cherise.
Corporate bookings have included DJ’ing for the whole event at Lewis Hamilton’s private party after the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2018, and spinnin’ at Pharrell Williams & Snoop Dogg’s photographic exhibition in London featuring rare photos.Stretch has been an active remixer over the years and had a track on Dome Records for Vicki Young called Now That We’re Together which became an underground R&B hit at the start of the millennium, plus has produced other remixes for artists including Chanel and Kool G Rap. The enforced lockdown caused by the CoronaVirus disease has given him time to get back into the studio with production partner Mike Theory to work on their debut instrumental soulful hip hop album called Covid Cuts, which they will self-finance and put out a limited number of copies by Autumn 2020.Catch the Ghetto Heaven Show on Tuesdays 9-11 pm on Mi-Soul Radio.Contacts – Twitter: @DJSTRETCHTAYLOR / Facebook: Facebook.com/djstretchtaylor / Instagram: @djstretchtaylor

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