Blackout Crew

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The Blackout Crew are a five piece bouncy house/rap act from Halliwell, Bolton in Greater Manchester, once called the Bards of Oldham. England who had a hit album in the United Kingdom in 2009 with Time 2 Shine, which peaked at number 42.[1][2][3] The album contained three singles, "Bbbbbounce", "Put a Donk on It" and "Dialled".[4][5]

The lines "You know what you wanna do with that, right? You wanna put a bangin' donk on it", sampled from the song "Put a Donk on It", has frequently been used in the opening of the BBC Radio 2/BBC Radio 6 Music programme Radcliffe & Maconie, being generally favoured by Mark Radcliffe. Blackout Crew member MC Cover provided a B-side remix for British electronic group Metronomy's 2008 single "A Thing for Me".


  • Jordan Cover (MC Cover)
  • Rhian Taylor (MC Manager)
  • Kevin Allison (MC Dowie)
  • Kurtis Chadwick (MC Viper)
  • Robert Davies (MC Rapid)
  • Tony Heaton (MC Raver)
  • Zak Kabbani (MC Zak K)[4][6]

The Blackout Crew's tracks were produced by Charlie Barratt, who also appears in their videos.[7]


  1. ^ Charts Plus, edition 421
  2. ^ "Official Charts Company - Blackout Crew - Time 2 Shine". 24 July 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company".
  4. ^ a b "Blackout Crew". Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  5. ^ "The Blackout Crew - Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  6. ^ "The Blackout Crew - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Former Blackout Crew producer in line for award". The Bolton News. Retrieved 14 June 2018.

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