Websites: www.bassrush.com
www.urbanaboriginee.com
Myspace: www.myspace.com/mcdino

Bassrush resident & rock star emcee most notorious for his poetic genius with a microphone has seen him command crowds at Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal and countless other festivals across the US. In school Dino spent more time writing lyrics, songs, and practicing with bands in backyards than on his schoolwork. He began going to undergrounds at a very young age, a time when dance music was new and entirely underground. This exposure had great influence on him; electronic music provided a new medium and mode of tampering with instrumental sound. In this scene he also discovered jungle music and emceeing. Those unfamiliar with jungle might liken it to an advanced electronic evolution of reggae and emerging techno, using the same threads and bass but quickened to 180 bpm (beats per minute). In 1997 he set out as an emcee, needing outlet for the poetry streaming through his head and inspired by the aggressive new sound jungle provided. By this time he had already taught himself to dj and moved between rhyming and spinning, while continuing to write his own music. 1998 proved a year of reckoning and direction. He started performing regularly at the Snake Pit on a night then called Plastic Thursdays that offered techno one half of the night and jungle the other. During this period Dino gathered his musically-inclined cohorts and formed a solid group called Urban Aboriginee. The idea behind Urban Aboriginee was to promote the various but sometimes neglected talents (emceeing, spinning records, etc) of his intimate circle. The name alludes to modern day tribesmen surviving the streets of a concrete jungle (the city). Urban Aboriginee is recognized throughout Denver for its dedication to Jungle music. For five years running, UA has sponsored Kombat Battle, a party that allows young deejays and MCs to showcase their talent and provides an opportunity for up-and-comers to perform live in an actual party atmosphere. Besides the obvious electronic movement that so dramatically shaped his personal musical efforts, Dinos other prominent influences include Prince, Roni Size and Santana. Exposure to these along with an upbringing encouraging all music is especially evident in his individual work, emceeing, and collaborations with Urban Aboriginee. Given such opportunity to hone his skills, MC Dino has emceed for the greatest names in Drum and Bass, including Andy C, Shimon, Rinse, Flux, Diesel Boy, AK1200, Dara, Bad Company, Danny the Wild Child, Teach Itch, and Craze, to name a few. And, of course, he performs weekly and occasionally nationally with his local cohorts, DJ Fury, Ecco and Sabotage. Dino has been featured on tracks produced by DJ Icee, and has co-created other works with WishFM, among others. His own music as well as recordings of sets performed with DJ Fury can be found at all Denver-area stores. Recognized for his high-energy lyrical prowess on the microphone, MC Dino is a crowd favorite on the mic and is an asset to any DJ he rhymes alongside.