G "Baffled" Smoove
Gavin (G Smoove) Henry 'Baffled Productions' & 'Ruff House Recordings'.
As an accomplished DJ/producer/remixer, he started his career as a club DJ and one half of production team Baffled, G Smoove played a very important part in the UK Garage and House scenes. Baffled's first release back in 1996 was a track entitled 'Going On', this was originally intended to be a personal dubplate but turned into an underground anthem. One of the first underground House records that saw the birth of a new sound in UKG.
"Baffled's- 'Going On' was one of the first Garage releases to come out of the UK. It was faster, darker, bassier and less vocal orientated but still retained the skippy Garage beats, combining the best of both the US and UK." Tim Clay- Into The 90s.
Baffled's 'Going On' was such a breakthrough track and so unique in its sound, that the group Somore/lndustry Standard sampled and used its melody in their hit record 'What You Want (What You Need)' which entered the Official UK Charts in 1998.
Baffled (G Smoove & Nathan Lockett) later went on to produce the prolific UKG anthems 'Over U' and 'Things Are Never' (which was the first UKG record to break a commercial radio playlist) both featuring 'ColourGirl'. They also took part in Remixing and producing for Ministry Of Sound, Joey Nigro (Z Records), Gavin 'DJ Face' Mills (Banana Republic & Copyright Fame) and one of the biggest UKG record labels 'Locked On'.
Gavin as part of Baffled and as an independent producer under the name 'G Smoove', also went on to work with artists such as Brian Harvey (East 17), Kelly Le Roc, Phillip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire), The Honeys, Ceri Evans ('Sunship') and Robert Owens ('Is it Real').
He also gained additional production credits on the hit record 'It's A London Thing' by Scott Garcia, alongside Da Stylus, G Smoove signed the track 'lnta Outta' to the record label Pure Silk. G Smoove also gained recognition from DJ Paul 'Trouble' Anderson, G Smoove has not only made his contribution to the House & Garage scene but has created some of the UKG's most notorious anthems that are celebrated worldwide.
Known for his tight mixes, rolling beats and heavy baselines, DJ G Smoove's residency at The Old Kent Road's infamous Frog & Nightgown is where he learnt his trade and developed his sound. Playing alongside DJs such as TufJam, Dream Team, Norris 'The Boss' Windross, The Mighty 'MC Creed' and many more.
DJ G Smoove was also resident DJ at SW1 Club & It's A London Thing. He also performed at The Arches, Channel Club and The Jamm Bar, also playing for promotions such as Twice As Nice, Liberty, Suncity and UKG Fest. He has made Guest appearances on Radio stations Kiss FM, House FM and Flex Fm.
His work took him abroad to Kavos where he was resident DJ for Club SandStorm. Playing alongside the likes of MJ Cole, Alex P, Brandon Block, Sparks & Kie and Sonique. He was also booked as a guest DJ for Club Trinity and Crash Bar, Toured with "It's a London Thing" in Ayia Napa and all over the UK. G Smoove was the main DJ on tour with Alabama 3 (Sopranos Theme) as part of the IDK team at 02 venues including Oxford, Manchester and Glasgow.
His recent work includes remixes for Ice Cream Records and signed tracks to Northern Line (DJ Paleface). G Smoove is now a manager and producer/remixer as part of the production teams 'Rump Records' and 'Ruff House Recordings'.
'Going On' remix 2015 by G Smoove & Flawless Order (Ruff House Recordings) was reviewed, played and supported by DJ Todd Edwards, Matt Jam Lamont and Majestic (Kiss FM), It instantly entered the "I Love UKG Chart" @number 10 and is a must have DJ tool for pirate radio stations and Underground DJs. His music has proven to be ahead of its time and the best is yet to come from this exciting DJ and Producer, he has already gained notoriety from underground and commercial DJs worldwide.
Baffled's resident MC, 'Eioby', is an experienced MC that has been performing on the circuit since 1998. He hooked up with G Smoove in 2001, playing various events across Europe.
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