Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
When Iain Macleod set about making a couple of friends a few old school mixtapes, he could have never imagined the monster he'd created. But those 45 minute mixes (on cassette tapes, no less) back in 2005 turned out to be merely the seeds planted for something much, much bigger.
What Iain didn't know was that his friends passed them onto their friends and, in turn, they passed them on further. Soon, thanks to music forums and blogs on the worldwide web, the original four mixes done were soon to multiply due to popular demand.
The popularity of the young Scotsman's work led to DJing work in his adoptive home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The brand has also virtually gone national, with gigs in Bradford, Manchester, Glasgow as well being booked to headline a music festival in London in the summer of 2012.
(Words: Mike Hoyland)