MC Daddy Earl started out over twenty years ago as
part of the heatwave soundsystem along side dance music legends Shut Up
And Dance and DJ Hype.
Over those years he has featured quite a few times on tracks that Hype
and Shut Up And Dance have released but has never been interested in being
an artist in his own right till this year. From Shut Up And Dances early
nineties classic “Ten Pounds to get in” to last years huge” Dubplate
Killaz track” on Hypes and Pascal’s Ganja label, MC Daddy Earl
has been involved in the dance music scene.
From building soundsystems in the eighties to putting the “Hype Hype
Hype “into DJ Hype, Daddy Earl has very much been a driving force
behind the careers of DJ Hype and Shut Up And Dance. For years both parties
have tried to coax Daddy Earl onto the live circuit but he was never interested,
anyone that knows him would tell you that he has a amazing voice and that
he should be mc’ing live but he would always say “nah, i leave
it to them guys” but last year saw a turning point in which Hype
had done a few tracks featuring Daddy Earl that were blazing up drum and
bass parties the world over but still noone knew who Daddy Earl woz!!!
Earl would come with Hype to Playaz at Fabric and see the reaction to the
tracks when they were played in the club, also the amount of people that
would come in the dj booth asking “who is the mc on that track” and
Hype would always proudly point to his best friend and say “he is
the voice”, so by seeng the way people were into his voice made him
realise that maybe he should be treating it all a bit more seriousley.
So at the begining of this year he approached Hype and told him he wanted
to start mcing live so Hype quickly got him to mc with him at various drum
and bass parties around the world, mcing in places like Canada, America,
Japan, France, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and of course not fogetting the
good old UK…….so…..lets hear it for the better late than
never arrival of Daddy Earl and coming from same great pedigree as Hype
and Shut Up And Dance we think he will be here for a long time to come!!!!!!
Watchout for more tracks featuring Daddy Earl with DJ Hype and of course
his continuing live work