Artist Feature + Canadian Tour: D Double E
D Double E (Tour Dates Below)
D Double E was born Darren Dixon in Forest Gate, East London and thanks to his parents, was exposed to a variety of Bashment, Reggae and Rap music from a young age. However, it wasn’t until Jungle exploded in the mid 90’s that the youngster took a personal interest in music, buying his own Jungle records and mixing them on a friends’ decks.
Fascinated by this new, home-grown Black dance music, DEE spat Bashment and Rap vocals learned years earlier over the riddims, emulating Jungle stars like General Levy and Shabba. Little did he know that these fun and frivolous sessions with his cousins and friends would become the bedrock of his music career.
Becoming more confident and adept with the microphone, DEE started to write his own lyrics, two of which – “If you-you, you-you/ wanna come against I-I, I-I” and “Me nah ramp/ me nah skin” – have become two of his most renowned bars. Gaining notoriety amongst his peers, a mere three years on from buying his first Jungle records, D Double E had become a fully-fledged Drum ‘n’ Bass/Jungle MC.
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Linking up with school-friend Terror Danjah, an established Jungle DJ on pirate station Rinse FM, DEE was able to side-step the mass-migration to vocal Garage at the turn of the century and continue doing what he loved. As feminine pressure in Garage peaked, a glut of new bass-driven riddims caught DEE’s ear. These early riddims provided the catalyst from which Grime would eventually emerge.
Canadian Tour Dates
D Double E is a champion in all areas. He also runs his own record label called Bluku Music. Check out some of the record labels music below and make sure you follow the social network links to stay up to date with everything released.