Artwork – Our Man In The Big Apple
A Londoner through and through, Artwork is a man who has been a key part of some of the capital’s pivotal music scenes in the last two decades.
Stemming from Croydon, Artwork owned a studio above the record shop Big Apple Records, owned by John Kennedy. Alongside Hatcha, they began making garage and pioneering dubstep, then founded Big Apple Music – the label that showed us Digital Mystikz (DMZ), Mala, Coki, Loefah and many more. Big Apple Music also signed Skream and Benga when they were just 15 – a move that had a huge impact on the rest of Artwork’s music career
Real name Arthur Smith, his series of tracks named simply ‘Loop’ or ‘Untitled’ made a big impact on the UK’s techno scene, and have been heard within seminal mixes and charts including Richie Hawtin’s ‘Decks, EFX & 909,’ Ben UFO’s ‘Fabriclive’ CD and Derrick May’s mixes at OTV club.
Artwork joins the Soho Radio NYC crew, broadcasting live from New York every 4 weeks, Friday’s 7 – 9pm GMT / 2 – 4pm EST.