The Original Underground Solider

He first started playing parties back in 1994 and got heavily entrenched with the underground rave scene in London, playing alongside “Weekend Rush”, “Darkside Kru”  then doing a few shows on pirate stations Fuse FM & Kik FM. As that era drew to a close, Soldgie looked further afield.

With every ending there’s a new beginning and in 1997 Talvin Singh’s Anokha landed in London’s famed Blue Note and Soldgie took up residence and began touring with Earthtribe (and then Sitar Funk) alongside acts like Bjork, Asian Dub Foundation, Shut Up & Dance, State Of Bengal andTrans Global Underground.

After working on a few underground club nights Soldgie ended up on another famed pirate radio station “London Underground” on 89.4 FM Playing under an Aaias name rinsing out old skool,house and club classics.

Fast forward to 2001, having experienced arenas full of 1500 people, fashion shows, warehouse raves, forest parties, working with record labels and distributors, it was time to concentrate on the sound he loved.

This culminated in meeting Shiva Sound system in 2002 at one of their warehouse parties and went on to joining the collective as resident DJ and producer. With Shiva Soundsystem, Soldgie plays at all of their London events as well as performing to thousands at Glastonbury, Lovebox, Bestival and Internationally including Toronto, Canada.

2005, clubnight “A Nu Dawn” was born with a residency and offering his experience helping build one of London’s hottest new Old Skool parties, DJing and presenting the Nu Dawn Show on radio station Origin FM and playing at the biggest Old Skool raves around.

He continues to rock the illicit airwaves  on Thursday mornings 8am – noon and Sunday Afternoons 2pm – 4pm on Origin FM, London 95.1FM