• "It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"  - Doves

  • "Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"  - The Telegraph

  • "Kendal Calling is the best small festival in anywhere and everywhere!"  - Seasick Steve

  • "I loved Kendal Calling!"  - Mark Chadwick, The Levellers

  • "It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"  - The Charlatans

  • "One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."  - The Guardian

  • "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

  • "Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"  - Sunday Times

  • "Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"  - The Independent

  • Best Medium Festival 2013 & 2016 Best Small Festival 2010 & 2011, Best Toilets 2015!

  • "Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"  - Mr Scruff

With his encyclopaedic knowledge of hip-hop, drum & bass, house music and everything in between, Jaguar Skills continues to be a fixture on the club and festival circuit, delighting ravers with his wildly adventurous DJ sets and mixes.

He has performed at EDC, V festival, Global Gathering, Reading and Leeds, Bestival, Camp Bestival, as well as hundreds more. 

He started DJ’ing in 2002 at East London arts bar Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes. From this, he worked with fashion label Maharishi on a 60-minute CD. It was created, looped, produced entirely on a mini Sony Walkman. After which Jade Jagger invited Jaguar Skills to become a resident at her Jezebel parties in Ibiza, Russia and Hong Kong. He was a resident DJ at Pacha Ibiza, in the global room, between 2004-2007. During this time, he produced “We Love You” for US rapper Lupe Fiasco, as well as remixing “Ask The DJ” by Mr Hudson. 

His breakthrough project, ‘History Of Hip-Hop’, was released. 600 classic Hip-Hop records, played in order of release, from 1979 to 2006 in 60 minutes. Gaining the attention of MTV, the mix was downloaded more than 3 million times, making it one of the most heralded Hip-Hop mixtapes of all time. This then got on the radar of the BBC, he was offered a weekly slot on Radio 1’s The Trevor Nelson Show, this is where he cemented his position as a mash-up pioneer. 

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