With a reputation stretching back over 15 years, DRS is a truly versatile MC, host and lyricist. Cutting his teeth and touring worldwide with the legendary Good Looking label, his soulful style on the mic and honest lyrics are unmatched. In recent years, he's been an integral part of the Soul:r camp, recording tracks with Mist:ical, Lynx & Kemo and Calibre as well appearing as resident MC for Soul:ution and A Bunch of Cuts nights. DRS is also part of hip-hop crew Broke'n'English, alongside fellow MC Strategy and DJ Konny Kon, and a recording artist in his own right. Look out for his debut album in 2010 plus upcoming releases alongside Calibre, Mist:i:cal, Craggz & Parallel Forces and Alley Cat.
DRS started MCing for Marcus Intalex in the early Hardcore raves around Manchester and Liverpool in the early 1990s, before moving south to Bournemouth on the coast in Dorset and began residences at the Opera House, Club Extreme and various South Coast drum and bass venues. In 1996 DRS hooked up with the Good Looking Organisation, joining the promotional tour for LTJ Bukem's Logical Progression Volume 1 compilation. For the next five years, DRS became synonymous with Logical Progression and went on to record Volume 2 in the series alongside Blame. He also ventured into the studio and laid down vocals on tracks with LTJ Bukem ("Constellations") and Nookie ("Pushing the Vibe") He has since moved onwards and upwards, working closely with fellow Mancunian's Marcus Intalex and ST Files and their Soul:r label. As well as recording tracks with Mist:ical, Lynx & Kemo and Calibre, DRS is host MC for Soul:ution nights worldwide including their bi-monthly residency at London club Fabric. He also toured on the Misti:cal LP tour (providing vocals for the title track, 'The Eleventh Hour') and with Calibre for his "Second Sun" album tour in 2006.
Together in the studio, Calibre and DRS have worked on a range of projects to compliment and develop each other's styles. From the halftime hip-hop influenced "Slums" (appearing on Calibre's "Overflow LP", 2008) to the uptempo reggae skank of "Hustlin", they make an excellent combination whether appearing live or on track. DRS has never limited himself to one style and, together with fellow MC Strategy and DJ Konny Kon, flexes his skills on the mic as part of hip-hop crew, Broke'n'English. In the short time they've been together, the group have performed alongside some of the biggest acts from both sides of the Atlantic including Xzibit, Jurrassic 5, Supernatural, The Beatnuts, Jeru The Damaja, Souls of Mischief, Q-Bert, Rahzel, Saian Supa Crew, Jehst, Rodney P & Skitz, Skinnyman, Taskforce, Harry Love and Wildflower on some of the biggest stages, including Glastonbury. They released their debut LP "Subject to Status" in 2007 on Fat City to critical acclaim.
If further evidence of his versatility is required, it can be found in DRS' recent work along house producers Kouros adding a soulful and melodic voice to their track, 'Tears.' In 2009, DRS has been touring once again with visits to Australia and New Zealand alongside Calibre. Their latest single, 'Loves Too Tight to Mention' demonstrates exactly why the two work so well together and DRS has also appeared as a guest on Calibre's most recent LP. As well as hosting Soul:ution residencies in Manchester and London, he's also resident MC at the A Bunch of Cuts night alongside MC Justyce and SP:MC.
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