CRAZY D

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BIOGRAPHY:

Crazy D is a South London MC that is synonymous with Dubstep Music. His musical roots from his childhood come from a Jamaican background submerged in Reggae and Dancehall right through to Hip Hop and Pop Music. He is heralded as the first Dubstep MC but his career stems back into UK Garage and Hip Hop scenes. His music career began in 1992 in a rap and dance Hip Hop Group named ‘BornToBeRough - BTBR’ which he performed in until the end of 1995 where he transitioned into MCing in the UK Garage scene. He then started a regular show on London Pirate ‘Upfront 99.3 Fm’ in 1996 with his Uncle ‘G Money’ then quickly became part of the infamous ‘Upfront Six Pack’ - a crew of six MC’s featuring Madd B, Spidey G, Asha, Destruction MC & Manic B. He began touring UK Garage shows around the country and had his first vinyl release with Garage Legend Danny C. In 1999 he met up with DJ Hatcha at Upfront and early 2000 they formed a DJ / MC alliance. Around this time the Garage scene was splitting into four notable sounds; Grime, 4x4 Garage, Commercial 2 Step and Dark 2 Step which evolved into Dubstep. Their partnership formed the first official ‘Dubstep Duo’ and they played regular shows on many of London’s Pirates until they joined Rinse FM. Then in 2001 the first regular Dubstep event ‘FWD>>’ began at Velvet rooms in London and they both played at the first event. Their sets became so popular Crazy D caught the ear of John Peel at BBC Radio 1 and Jay Da Flex at BBC 1xtra in which he performed on their shows. They then left Rinse FM in 2006 to start the first weekly Dubstep show on Kiss 100 Fm.

 

Crazy D has performed at some of the biggest events and festivals in the UK, Europe and North America, including Eastern Electrics, TomorrowLand, Outlook Festival, Sziget Festival, Boomtown Festival, Park Life Festival and Carslberg Festival to name a few. He also toured in North America with Hatcha & N-Type for their Sin City Records tour in 2011 and Caspa for Dubpolice Records in 2012. He has had several notable residencies at events such as the legendary DMZ, FWD>>, Deep Medi, System, SubDub, Wheel & Deal, Hatcha & Friends and Sin City. 

 

In 2019 Crazy D began to perform his own DJ sets and has homed his skills in the studio over the last 10 years. He now has a large catalogue of Jungle, Drum and Bass and Dubstep tracks locked in for release in 2020.