MOTDJ: Chris Renegade

MOTDJ: Chris Renegade

Match of the DeeJayMatch Of The Deejay: Week Eight

The rules: Each week The Risky goes against a guest DJ to predict the forthcoming weekend’s Premiership scores…

They score…
1 point for a correct win or draw
2 points for the correct score

At the end of the season we’ll scan the scores in a bid to find the most accurate DJ in the scene (not including The Risky) and give them the very first MOTDJ trophy!

This week: Chris Renegade


Challenger alert! Lifted Music head honcho Chris Renegade got in touch with us directly with some mighty strong words.

“I’m confident I’ll beat The Risky,” he grins. “But I’m not sure I’ll top that fluke from Scouser Neil Horizons.”

It’s an interesting twist in MOTDJ’s short-but-perfectly formed history… Could the last few weeks of the season be a battle of the labels and not the DJs? Chris’s imprints Lifted Music and Breed 12 Inches are both cruising at commendable speeds. Last month saw the release of Jade’s monstrous Lazertag tear-up and in a matter of weeks we’re subject to more bass pressure on Breed 12 Inches with Aeph’s Highway Thirteen/Hoedown 12”.

Future-wise you can expect goodies from Neonlight, Mefjus and Memtrix from Chris’s label stables. AND the return of Chris’s Lifted Music podcast (which he’s recording later this week. But before that, football… You only need to look at Chris’ Twitter account to see how close the beautiful game is to his heart.

“I set that up to chat music and stuff,” he laughs. “But it’s constantly filled up with Arsenal banter!”

Not least on Monday night when Wigan pulled a shocker out of the bag and beat The Gunners 2-1.

“They need to stay up more than we need third place,” Chris observes, somewhat philosophically. “They executed their 10 men behind the ball perfectly. Ramsey and Walcott were a bit frustrating, and really need to work on getting that final pass perfected for through balls and crosses. Other than that I don’t think we played particularly bad. We were still passing the ball around the pitch better than anyone else in the league!”

“As for this weekend against the chavs, well I’m always confident we can beat anyone at home,” he says. “Both teams need the points in this late battle for Champions League football next year. But my money is obviously on the Gunners.”

Congratulations to Chris… He beat The Risky 5-4. But Neil Horizons’ top ranking score 8 remains to be defeated. With the season finale just weeks away will he stay at the top spot? Join us this Thursday as we welcome another challenger: J Majik

Scores so far:

Neil Horizons – 8 (The Risky – 5)
Jeff Moving Fusion – 6 (The Risky – 5)
Chris Renegade – 5 (The Risky – 4)
Futurebound – 5 (The Risky – 4)
Friction – 5 (The Risky – 6)
DJ Marky – 5 (The Risky 5)
Bryan Gee – 3 (The Risky – 2)
Kasra – 3 (The Risky – 6)
A.M.C – 3 (The Risky – 6)

PredictionsScoreThe RiskyChris Renegade
Arsenal v Chelsea 0-03-12-1
Villa v Sunderland 0-01-01-1
Blackburn v Norwich 2-02-11-1
Bolton v Swansea 1-12-01-1
Fulham v Wigan 2-12-01-1
Newcastle v Stoke 3-04-01-0
QPR v Tottenham 1-02-21-2
Manchester United v Everton 4-41-22-0
Liverpool v West Brom 0-14-12-0
Wolves v Manchester City 0-20-50-3


Drum&BassArena Editor: Dave Jenkins has documented beats for over 15 years working with the likes of UKF, Mixmag, DJ Mag, iDJ, Bandcamp, Resident Advisor, Radio 1 Xtra and many more.
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