I managed to interview DJ Shabs Jobanputra, founder of Outcaste Records for the Independent newspaper in the late 1990s (circa 1997, I think). In this rare chat (warning strong language!) he discusses stereotypes, why he is aiming for the mainstream and what he thinks of Nitin Sawhney. Listen to the full interview below.
Shabs later found success with Relentless Records, co-owning the Notting Hill Arts Club and an offbeat collection of artists over two decades: from Artful Dodger featuring Craig David – to soul singer Joss Stone, folk-pop singer KT Tunstall and rapper Nadia Rose.
Read more about the music entrepreneur here.
Next up Toby L and Tim Dellow of Transgressive Records.