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Ricki Morrison and Jeremy Newell used to work there.

Away from his busy DJ schedule, Jeremy has always been a key figure in the dance music scene. Since 1988 he has fronted many of the capitals most respected independent Record Shops including Release the Groove (1995-2001), Catch a Groove (1991-1995), Soul II Soul (1990-1991) and Red Records (1988-1990).

After Matt got tired off the studio nightlife he started working at Catch a Groove Records in the west end’s Dean’s Street. “At the time Catch A Groove was only known for selling US house and other 4 to the floor dance records but when I started there we quickly established a reputation for good quality R&B and Rap music, whilst at the same time we were also able to cater for the old school soul and funk people who still wanted those rare grooves and modern records that fitted into to there musical tastes. After six months of steady sales and good feedback from the customers Catch A Groove decided to give Matt more responsibility and open up the shop downstairs and dedicate it to R&B, Rap and Reggae, they put Matt in charge and the Catch A Groove ‘Bassment’ was born! Matt quickly proved himself with outstanding knowledge of the urban music trends and the Bassment became massively successful. “I ended up providing all the top DJs in London with the newest tracks, Gilles Peterson, Trevor Nelson, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong and Norman Jay all came by to get their music.


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