MC Det has possibly the most recognisible voice in the underground dance music scene spanning almost two decades, as well as unrelenting showmanship and stage presence. His delivery and articulation are second to none; his lyrics fitting, stimulating and relevant.
Starting out in 1992 Det has been involved in the Jungle scene since way back in the rave days, when he used to MC on the legendary pirate Jungle/Drum n Bass radio station Kool FM.
His first Jungle MC album was ‘Out of Det’ released on S.O.U.R. Records in 1995. The album was a success in the UK, across Europe and America and in Japan.
Det has recorded albums with Red Snapper and Cut la Roc showing that he isn’t limited to or talented in only one type of music, but has cross-genre creativity, skill and interest.
“Red Snapper hooked up with rapper MC Det, a stalwart of the UK jungle scene who came to the band’s attention through his releases on S.O.U.R. His commanding lyrical dexterity speeds alongside the juggernaut funk of “Moving Truck” and rubs dark couplets through “Sleepless.”"
Famed for his collaborative efforts over the years, Det’s
union with MC Skibadee which formed in 1997 was a freestyle project born of somewhat fortuitous circumstances. It was effectively the product of two music fanatics applying their Drum & Bass lyrics over Hip-Hop beats to achieve a double-time effect. Their single “New Style Avengers” and subsequent video was a huge success. It was playlisted on MTV and reached number 3 in The Box Chart for a number of weeks.
Det’s last album available on Times Two Records is called ‘Knights of the MC’ and features Skibbadee, Dynamite MC, Ed Solo and the notorious Ragga Twins.
Det is still top of the game. He is the voice of Drum n Bass in the master jingle on the award winning radio station BBC 1xtra and performs weekly to sell out crowds in some of London’s most worthy venues and across the country – as well as stints abroad.
“An MC of the original school, MC Det has been there and done it, and has been one of the scene’s most popular mic men for well over a decade. Whilst stage presence is not something he’s short of, he’s also blessed with one of the most instantly recognisable voices in the game.