DJ Format's debut album “Music For The Mature B-Boy” was one of the slowburn success stories of 2003. Received with quiet acclaim in the press it quickly became a word of mouth triumph, going on to establish itself as one of the most successful debut artist albums from the UK alternative/urban scene.
Featuring Chali 2na and Akil of Jurassic 5, plus South West rap troupe The Aspects and long time sparring partner Abdominal, “Music For The...” also led to Format supporting Jurassic 5 on tour, establishing him as one of the hottest hip hop tickets in town, culminating in triumphant festival appearances and worldwide touring taking in the whole of Europe, North America and Australia.
2005's follow up album “If You Can't Join ‘Em… Beat ‘Em" saw Format step up a gear, tightening the loops still further for a tougher sound. A heavy schedule of acclaimed shows followed the release throughout 2005/06.
In 2006 Format was asked to contribute to the successful Fabric DJ mix series. Format's "fabriclive 27" was one of the most well received of the series. His DJ sets are renowned for their boundary-crossing selection of the funk, soul, rock & hip-hop and his fabric mix showed of a condensed version of the party set that he's built a solid reputation on. This was followed up by his own underground mix of obscure Eastern European beats, the now highly collectable 'European Vacation' CD.
2008 saw Format deliver another mix album, this time for the legendary Fania label, applying his signature b-boy style to the world's foremost catalogue of latin music. Alongside this, Format's discreetly released 12" tribute to James Brown 'Stealin' James', has been a huge success both with DJ's and dancefloors alike.
After 14 years of touring together, this year sees a long awaited album from DJ Format & Abdominal called 'Still Hungry'.