The Kiss 100 DJ is technically one if the best hip-hop and Rn’B DJs in the UK.
Shortee Blitz is the UKs #1 hip-hop and club DJ and one of the scene’s most popular personalities. He is a tireless supporter of urban music and, through his numerous performances with artists ranging from De La Soul and LL Cool J to Jay-Z and Nas, he has firmly established himself on the international scene.
Shortee’s signature skills of cutting, scratching and mixing as well as an ability to consistently rock the dance floor is recognized by the industry and his global fan base. Having won the Best DJ award at the Mobos in 2003 and subsequently being recognised as the UK’s Best Hip-Hop DJ and Best Hip-Hop Personality, Shortee is no stranger to award nominations or award ceremonies. In 2007 he was nominated for Best Radio DJ (U.M.A.).
His long-running, specialist hip-hop radio show on Kiss FM has also been widely acclaimed. He has been holding down a second weekly slot for the last three years, an R&B/Hip Hop/Dancehall Mix show called Kiss Presents…The Mixtape (Saturdays 23.00 – 01.00). Shortee’s association with Kiss FM stretches back over twelve years, where he got his start as a mix DJ for the show he now hosts and his shows have been nominated for countless awards.
Consistently in high demand, Shortee Blitz has toured his innovative style around the world to destinations as diverse as Dubai, Hong Kong, Kenya, New York and Australia. Shortee also DJs extensively throughout the UK and Europe, regularly holds down residencies in Ibiza and Cyprus throughout the summer and has brought his talent to venues ranging from The Big Chill Festival to Big Day Out in Val D’Isere (Switzerland). He has also hosted for The Princes’ Trust Urban Music Festival and DJd at the Nike Battlegrounds basketball and Joga Bonito football skills competition, which was hosted by Eric Cantona featuring football gods Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney to name a few.
With his commitments to his radio shows on Kiss FM and his extensive DJ tours, Shortee is also broadening his media horizons. He has been a regular contributor to magazines such as I-DJ, Touch and Hip-Hop Connection. He can be currently seen on Kiss TV as well as The DJ Takeover slot on MTV Base.
His current mix album with Warners aptly titled The Mixtape has been performing well on the compilation charts, since its release.