Renton is a London-based globalbeat DJ, promoter and journalist.
As a DJ he has played at the Glastonbury Festival, Dingwalls,
The Roundhouse, Cargo, Big Chill Bar, Guanabara,
93 Feet East, Notting Hill Arts Club, The Albany
and the Musicport Festival, alongside the likes of Felix
Buxton (Basement Jaxx), Bobby Friction, Jerry Dammers,
Gaz Mayall, Charlie Gillett, Verity Sharp and
Ross Allen, as well as regularly hosting stages at Celebrating
Sanctuary and the Thames Festival.
has written for a number of publications including The Guardian,
The Independent, Songlines, The Beat and The
Encyclopaedia of Popular Music and is a regular contributor
to fRoots and Straight No Chaser. He has interviewed
a wide range of artists including Damon Albarn, Gotan
Project, Taj Mahal, Ozomatlu, Steve Earl and
members of The Buena Vista Social Club and has written sleevenotes
for albums by Los De Abajo and Fantazia.