Richard West (born 2 January 1964, London) is a British DJ, musician, actor and rapper, who uses the monikers Mr. C and Sycophant Slags. He is best known as the frontman for The Shamen during their most commercially successful era. West is also a house music DJ and co-owner/co-founder of London's The End nightclub with Layo from Layo and Bushwacka!. He is considered a leading proponent of tech house, a fusion of house and techno music. In 1995 his DJing talents came to the attention of UK rave promoter/record company Fantazia who asked him to mix their new album Fantazia DJ Collection 3 - Back to the Old Skool. He's also mixed CDs Psycotrance vol 1, X-Mix 6 on Studio K7, Sunterrain 100% Unreleased on his End recordings imprint & most recently Superfreq Express on his Superfreq label.