With less than a month to go before the new Cornwall weekender, Pleasure Principle, Chunky talks about what got him into grime, the Norwood Soul Patrol alias, and why MCing isn’t all about attitude.
Perhaps best known for hosting Swamp81 and Hessle Audio‘s parties and Rinse shows, Manc Chunky has fast become the most distinctive MC on the scene. He’s graced the mic for a wide range of DJs and collectives from True Tiger and Riot Jazz to Hit N’ Run and Hoya:Hoya, before being picked up by the Swamp general to voice his label’s variants of house and techno with an infectiously unique style.
His invovlvement with the label doesn’t stop there. They released a three-track, self-titled EP of his last year and Loefah has revealed there’s another on the way. DJing has followed with Chunky playing several club shows of late, as well as sets on Just Jam and Boiler Room, all full of the same energy that distinguishes his MCing.
As part of Pleasure Principle’s stellar line up, which includes names like Joy Orbison, TNGHT, Robert Hood, Levon Vincent, Blawan and Jackmaster, Chunky will host and be joined by label mate Loefah and D-Fader to play as three-way disco project, Norwood Soul Patrol.
Gabriel Szatan quizzes Chunky on his background and the role he feels an MC should play, revealing why the best in the game aren’t always bursting with gimmicks or bravado.