Bluesy’s humble beginnings started running a record shop in the back of a clothing store. Aged 13, he soon after joined Kool FM and Jungle Fever in 1996 where he was taught by Eastman (Owner of the station and sound system DJ) the runnings of two established brands Jungle Fever and Kool FM where he hosted many shows regularly through out the years and worked alongside Eastman for over a decade and a half. In 2006 Bluesy established Kool London as Kool FM’s sister online station which later merged as Kool London. Kool FM is noted as one of the worlds longest running pirate stations which has won numerous awards for being a prominent force in the Jungle Drum & Bass community.
Simon Reynolds called it “London’s ruling pirate station” in an account of the beginnings of jungle music in the early to mid 1990s.Similarly, Billboard magazine referred to Kool FM as “leading jungle station” in a 1995 report about the genre.
Kool FM’s history and that of its rave arm Jungle Fever are detailed extensively in Brian Belle-Fortune’s book All Crews Journeys Through Jungle Drum & Bass Culture (2004 Vision Publishing) and in Frederik Birket-Smith – Just 4 U London – Pirate Radio in a Geographic Perspective with interviews from Bluesy and Eastman.
As with Kool FM and Jungle Fever , Bluesy had been working in the background engineering and working with many artists such as Walshy Fire( Major Lazer Pirate Transmission 5 Mixtape (Schlachthofbronx – More – Bluesy Drum Edit) 2015, The Ragga Twins(RTC) Slimzee (Slimzos Recordings), Stevie Hyper D, Coki(Don’t get it twisted), Chefal(Rinse FM/Sub Freq), DJ Hatcha(Sin City (Bluesy Ft Zagu Zarr Death to a soundboy)) 2010, N-Type(Rinse FM/Wheel & Deal) and more.
After many years of perfecting his craft Bluesy set up his alias Gully Cat from which he has released original music with Major Lazer’s Walshy on Kabaka Pyramid’s Accurate Mixtape. Entitled ‘Help me Jah (Gully Cat & Walshy Fire) 2016.
He has also remixed various tracks for artists such as DJ Power & Vybz Kartel (Make Up), The Ragga Twins (Who Jah bless / For the people / Ganja party) and more.
Release’s forthcoming this year include collaborations with Walshy Fire of Major Lazer featuring vocals from artists such as Randy Valentin and Gen. And also projects with Big Narstie and more.
Bluesy AKA Gully is constantly experimenting with new and old technology fusing his love for rare groove, jazz, reggae/dub with passion for breakbeat and world music.
Currently working on projects with artists such as Walshy Fire [ Major Lazer], Randy Valentine, Big Narstie , Coki and more. He is also working on releasing a procedural audio based VR experience to show case his passion with audio and code.
Continuing in his tradition, Bluesy AKA Gully Cat still hosts guests shows regularly on Kool and Rinse FM with a recent guest show for Slimzee’s Slimzo’s take over and Twice as nice.
Bluesy ft Zagu Zarr – Death to a sound boy
Sin City Recordings – SINS003 – April 2010
Coki, Chefal & Bluesy Ft. Beezy – Doomsday
Sub Freq Recordings – 2012
Bluesy & Chefal – Children of the night
Mastermindz of Dubstep – 2012
Bluesy & Chefal Remix – Vybz Kartel & DJ Power – Make up
Starline – 2013
Gully Cat – Trapped Reece
Wheel & Deal Records – 2013
Bluesy drum edit – Schlachthofbronx – More
Major Lazer – Transmission 5 Pirate Radio – 2015
Gully Cat & Walshy Fire ft Kabaka Pyramid – Help me Jah
Major Lazer / Walshy Fire – 2016
Coki (Don’t get it twisted) , N-Type (Wheel & Deal Records) , Slimzee (Slimzos Recordings), Quest, Chefal
APPS & GAMES
"The Oracle, this guy knows his stuff and some more."
“DJ Chef and Bluesy's Sub Freq doesn't release very often but when it does....BOOM...Every release is different but each packs a emotional punch.”
“Fundamental part in the early history of Kool FM, I met Bluesy when he was a very young kid, he was responsible for making Kool FM legal and established Kool London".