He began his hip-hop career in 1989 as a DJ on Wolverhampton pirate radio station Fantasy 98.6 FM. In 1995, he started working for a music group where he ran a number of different record labels doing management, A&R, promotions, and music production, and after a number of releases, he began DJing internationally. Tricksta has DJ'ed in Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Munich, Stockholm, Cannes, Amsterdam, Zürich and all over the UK.
In 1997, Tricksta joined with Wolverhampton rapper Late and started sketching plans for their act Villains, their magazine Rago, and the Wolftown Recordings label, which in 1999 landed a distribution deal with Pinnacle Entertainment. In 2000, Wolftown released the Villains' Welcome to Wolftown LP.
In 2001, Tricksta founded the UK hip hop mixtape series UK Runnings and since then, as a DJ, has done mixtapes with a string of American artists. He has produced beats that such UK artists as 10Shott, Size8, Conman, Yeshua, TBear, Big Cakes, Jai Boo, Moorish Delta 7, 57th Dynasty, and many others, have rapped on.
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