IC3’s TOP 5 Innovation Survival Tips

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One of the scene’s biggest characters, this hugely popular and versatile MC is equally respected and admired for his countless residencies around the world at a wide spectrum of nights. Best witnessed alongside his good friend and partner in crime Mampi Swift, the ‘awesome twosome’ are famed for guaranteeing a high energy dancefloor extravaganza. IC3’s musical influences stretch right across the genres from Old-Skool Hip-Hop (Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A) to 80’s pop (Duran Duran); rapping from the age of eight, he quickly became known on the block as ‘the little kid that can rap’. His journey to the top of his field began in and around 1994; based in West London he built his reputation through his use of the airwaves, most notably the infamous pirate Transition 1 on which he built a huge fan base. Soon enough the phone was ringing with bookings and IC3 was performing at the likes of seminal raves Roast, Jungle Fever, Desert Storm and A.W.O.L.

For more than a decade since, IC3 has been working regularly alongside a whole variety of top DJs across London, Europe and beyond, securing residencies at a whole host of well respected club nights and raves including the likes of Movement @ Bar Rumba, Ram Records @ The End, Slammin’ Vinyl and One Nation to name but a few. It quickly becomes clear when watching IC3 perform that there is something truly special about his performance style, a key reason being his status a qualified actor having studied Theatre at both Drama College and university. Despite having less and less time to act since the turn of the millennium, many of his formative years were spent in a number of stage productions and in 2005 his passion for acting could no longer be ignored, resulting in appearances in a number of movies and even time spent putting finishing touches to his own production ‘The IC3 Show’ which is destined for global distribution on DVD before the end of the year. Always a compliment to the music, IC3 is a true showman.

Ahead of his appearance at Innovation In The Sun this summer, we asked IC3 about his Top 5 survival tips for the festival…

1. Real good sleep between hours of 5 and 12 midday.
2. Water before you go sleep every night.
3. Breakfast and lunch is a must.
4. Have your place in venue where you intend to rave through out the week find your space.
5. Conserve energy for the last hour of every party you hit!

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