Respected amongst his peers as one of the most talented wordsmiths in UK music, DRS has shown over the years that he has a talent for writing, singing, rapping and an unrivalled ability to hold a crowd in the palm of his hand. His journey began as a host for Marcus Intalex in the hardcore raves around Manchester and Liverpool at the start of the 90’s. His introduction came from a friend, already in love with bourgeoning rave scene. “My good mate Ady bothered me for months to go to a club, saying it was sick. In the end I gave in and I’m so glad I did. It was amazing; I wouldn’t shut up all night. I went straight up to the booth and asked the DJ if there was a mic. That DJ was Marcus Intalex (at the time called Marcus Kaye), and luckily he said ‘yes’”. It’s the Soul:R camp that DRS calls home, with both label and artists growing alongside one another on many different platforms, whether in the studio or on tour. It was only natural for DRS’ debut album ‘I Don’t Usually Like MCs But…’ to be released via Soul:R, which went on to receive huge acclaim from listeners and press alike. Never limiting himself to just one style of music, DRS, alongside fellow musicians Strategy and DJ Konny Kon, formed the well respected hip-hop crew Broke ‘n’ £nglish. Alongside this, DRS is also favoured as Toddla T’s host of choice for live shows.
2015 will see the release of his second album ‘Mid Mic Crisis’, once again on Soul:R. All the stops have been pulled out for this project, with the producer-list reading like a who’s who of modern electronic music. From Addison Groove and Die to Toddla T via Calibre, a triumphantly diverse album that will once again cement DRS as one of the leaders in his craft.