one of the Soul Mafia originals. Take a bow please Mr. Jeff Young!..
long-standing status as a discerning soul DJ has always held him in good stead. On the airwaves Jeff initially took up position with BBC Radio London but then moved onto Radio 1 in 1987 to host a new Friday night ‘dance’ show. Called Big Beat, it allowed him to play music right across the black music spectrum – from house to hip-hop – it became an essential for clubbers prepping their weekend socials. Despite the wider musical range of the show, Jeff’s soulful roots always remained evident.
After 3 years @ the helm & with Jeff paving the way for a nation to be introduced to a certain Pete Tong, he handed over the show & moved onto London’s Capital Radio where he stayed for a short time.