Ricky Furniss, better known asDJ MOP TOP, has tak-en the DJ world by storm since his humble beginningsat the age of twelve. When he moved to Chicago hiscareer quickly moved from opening sets to magazinefeatures and music festivals. After a year in the city,Mop Top was able to gain multiple residencies andeven had the opportunity to open for Common in Mil-waukee. This, however, was only the beginning. In thecoming years Mop Top founded groups such asStart-ers DJs,Mix-N-Mash, and his most recent project,
MegaBass. He was also featured inURB Magazine’s
next 100(0),Frank151 Magazine,UR Chicago,Chica-
go Reader, andNY Magazine. He also had the oppor-
tunity to play major US markets and even major fes-tivals such asSXSW & play:stl festival. In 2009, MopTop put out his first album entitled‘Welcome to theRaveyard’with legendary house labelTRAX Records.
Mop Top takes his listeners on a multi-media jour-ney through music genre and time, mixing togetherDance, Hip-Hop, Top 40, Rock, Alt, and Dub.