Let’s face it, a lot of DJs are full of shit – particularly when it comes to their work rate. 

So next time you see a DJ on your Twitter feed giving it the early bird act because they woke up before 9am, claiming they’re some sort of marathon man for playing an hour and a half set, or acting like two international bookings in a weekend is a slog rather than a privilege, remind them about Spooky.

With more and more acts getting a year’s worth of bookings on the strength of one single, Spooky increasingly feels like a throwback for several reasons. A resident on long-running London radio station Deja Vu, it’s not uncommon for Spooky to hit radio four times a week, or even twice a night, doing his usual Grimy Mondays slot and then sticking around to cover a later show. He’s metronome-tight, and he’ll show up your favourite DJ on CDs or vinyl. And perhaps most importantly, he’s put in a shitload of work, DJing regularly for Slew Dem crew at the height of grime pirate radio, and providing instrumental grime and garage masterclasses on various London radio stations over the years. Spooky’s also no slouch as a producer: 2010’s ‘Spartan’ was that year’s biggest grime instrumental, the older ‘Joyride’ is a classic to those who know, and the last two years have seen him release scorching singles through Oil Gang (most recently this year’s ‘Coolie Joyride’) and his own Ghost House label.

As for Spooky’s rapid-fire FACT mix, packed with exclusives and bootlegs… Call it a tour de force, call it what you want – those familiar with Spooky won’t be surprised in the slightest. FACT mix 377 is, quite simply, someone who’s earned his spot as one of the best around in full control.


1. Spooky – Pulse 007
2. Spooky – Rusty Bell (Moony Remix)
3. Spooky – Rhythm & Slags Part 2
4. Spooky & Neon Beats x Preditah – Nosy Parker R.I.P
5. Spooky – Gladiator R.I.P
6. Dizzee Rascal – Go (Spooky’s Refix)
7. Mosca – Bax (Eddy Guard Refix)
8. Trolley Snatcha – Pass Me By (O.P.P & Filthy Vicars Refix)
9. Trends – Selecta
10. Royal-T – Inside The Ride (Spooky’s Refix)
11. Spooky – Toxic Paradise
12. J-Sweet – Kerb (Spooky Remix)
13. Shiftee & Badman Shark – EKG Riddim (Spooky Remix)
14. Spooky – Moonlight
15. Spooky – Baby
16. Spooky – Jack Daniels R.I.P
17. Hi5 Ghost – Kung Fu Kick
18. Spooky – Code 9
19. Juzlo – Commando Riddim
20. Trends – Blade Runner
21. Spooky – Spirits Of The Sun
22. Spooky x Champion – Lighter R.I.P
23. Spooky – Coolie Joyride
24. JME – If You Don’t Know (Spooky’s Mix)
25. Spooky – Electric Fence
26. Spooky – Playground
27. RasEye – Fizzy Pop
28. Darx – Alien Stampeed
29. Footsie – Very Alarming
30. Killjoy – Lockdown
31. LJ – Sinners Night
32. Wiley – Step 16
33. Spooky – News Flash
34. LJ – Neptune
35. Trends – Crude Activity
36. DJ Myrikal – O.S.G Activity
37. Preditah – Vinyls (Spooky’s Refix)
38. Moony – Hollow
39. Top Dolla x Aaliyah – One In A Million
40. Adam Mac – Lost In Preston



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