Dynamite MC


Dynamite MC
Dynamite MC

Dynamite MC performing at Ultra Music Festival '09
Background information
Genres Hip-Hop & Drum&Bass
Occupations MC

Dynamite MC, (born Dominic Smith, 7 October 1973, Germany) is an MC from Gloucester, England. He originally gained prominence in jungle/drum and bass, working with Roni Size and Reprazent, but has also released hip hop material.

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Career

He started his MCing career on pirate radio station, Crush FM, broadcasting in Gloucester South West England during the early 1990s. He met Roni Size in 1994 and began MCing for the Full Cycle crew. When the Bristol collective formed the live band Reprazent, Dynamite shared vocal duties with singer, Onallee. Their debut album New Forms won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. Dynamite's role was enhanced for Reprazent's second album, the hip-hop influenced In The Mode (2000).

Solo

Following this, Dynamite has collaborated with a range of artists including The Nextmen, Caspa, DJ Skitz, Scratch Perverts, Andy C and DJ Zinc, releasing a solo album The World of Dynamite (2004). In 2006 a remix CD, Big Man Talk was released on the Strong Records label (featuring samples from Enya and Kanye West). A third album, Styles Galore was set to follow in 2006.[1]

Other works

Dynamite MC hosts a two hour 'Smooth Grooves' show on Kiss 100 every Monday night at 2100 GMT, as well as hosting the Fresh 40 R&B and dance chart across some of the UK's commercial radio stations on Sunday afternoons.

The track, "Bounce", is featured on the soundtrack of Madden NFL '07.[2] "Bounce" and "After Party" also feature in the video game, Need for Speed: Carbon. He recently worked with Camo & Krooked for their song "Stand Up" (Camo & Krooked vs Friction ft Dynamite MC), yet to be released

Discography

Albums

  • The World of Dynamite (2004)
  • Big Man Talk Mixtape (2006)
  • Big Man Talk 2 (2009)

Singles

  • "Hotness" (2003) - UK #66
  • "Ride" (2004) - UK #54
  • "No More" - UK #26
  • "Bounce"
  • "After Party"
  • "What!" (2008)

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References

  1. ^ Myspace.com
  2. ^ Easports.com
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 174. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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