MC Verse's career in Drum and Bass started in 1996. Based in Leeds, he secured his first residency (which ran for five years) at a night called DOPE (Development Of Progressive Energy). It was at one of these nights that Verse met Clayton from Trouble On Vinyl and since 1998 Verse has been working alongside various DJs across London, Europe and the world. He performs throughout the UK and extensively throughout Europe, Japan, America and Canada.
Verse holds residencies in London at The End for Renegade Hardware & Ram. He also works regularly at Fabric, Bar Rumba, Colosseum and the Mass. Working for major labels in Drum and Bass has given Verse the opportunity to MC alongside A list DJs in the scene.
Verse's musical influences come from the broad spectrums of music today, hip-hop through to acid jazz, funk and dub. In 2003 Verse worked as the mc for Suv (full cycle) On his live show. In the studio, Verse has had releases on Renegade Hardware , Refuge Audio, Outbreak , Sanctuary and Architecture and in 2004 Verse launched Crunch Recordings, his own label.
In the studio he has collaborated with D-Kay (crunch 001 ), Keaton (crunch002) and D-Bridge on the (crunch003) forthcoming collaborations include Bad Company UK , Loxy and Ink, Rhyme Tyme and Dom and Roland. Each release features a collaboration on one side and a solo track by Verse on the flip.
Verse has gained from and built upon the experience that comes with the work he has done on stage and in the studio.Verse is currently working on material for his debut album. His mc ing style is original and unique and he has the ability to read and analyse a set, complementing the music without stressing it and working up the crowd whatever language they may speak.