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
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