Where are they now? DJ Shabs (Outcaste Records)

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.

Pic credit: Yahoo, Shabs Jobanputra

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 the British girl band The Pipettes.

Published by sabuhigard

I am a journalist, content writer, editor for national newspapers, media agencies, and websites. With two decades of experience, I have worked for the FT, Times Online, ITN On, Guardian, Express, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Independent, Independent on Sunday, inews and The Telegraph.

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