Dazee

Dazee

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Dj, Producer, Label Owner, Broadcaster and original Jungle Pioneer, Dazee brings her wealth of experience plus a big charge of energy to the dancefloor. Her style is a bouncy mix of jungle rollers and steppers with a peppering of jump up and classic vibes : the sound that is becoming synonymous with her label, Ruffneck Ting records.

Dazee first took to the decks in 1992 and co- founded the original Ruffneck Ting club night with Markee Ledge (Kosheen) In 1993. She’s performed at celebrated events past and present (and featured in the tape packs!) including Universe, Dreamscape, Helter Skelter, Hysteria, World Dance, Fantazia, Slamming Vinyl, Innovation and Raveology. Her pioneering sound has taken her around the globe and she has featured on Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, VH1 HTV and ITV.

Dazee’s productions and co-labs have seen successful releases over two decades on independent dnb labels Breakbeat Culture, Colourstone, Siren Records, Hocus Pocus and of course Ruffneck Ting. From “Damn Right” released in ’96 to 2016’s co-lab with Jinx, “Bring It Down” she continues to champion her distinctive sample-led and bass heavy sound. She stepped up to manage Ruffneck Ting Records after the relaunch in 2013 with the 1990’s classics album RNT20. Since then her own tracks and the works of the talented roster of producers now representing, including Jinx, K jah and The Force, have enabled the label to go from strength to strength. As well as a succession of EPs topping independent dnb download charts, 2016 saw the release of the huge 24 track concept co-lab album with accompanying vinyl and comic, “The Xtraordinary League Of Junglists”

No stranger to broadcasting throughout her career, Dazee began in the mid 90’s with shows on Bristols pirates, Ragga and Passion FM, alongside her then partner in crime, MC Jakes (Hench). This was soon followed by a weekly dnb chart mix on Galaxy 101 and several performances on BBC Radio 1’s One In The Jungle. In 1996 Dazee featured in “The Sounds Of The West” documentary alongside Roni Size and Krust and in 2001, HTV’s “The Session” that featured her dnb music project, Eden. In the mid 2000’s, Dazee performed and produced tracks with all-female collective Dutty Girl. As well as frequent gigs together in Bristol and beyond they released the “Call Of Dutty” mixtape featuring their own productions and mixed Genna G’s winning mixtape for 1xtra’s “Homegrown Challenge” . They also appeared on ITVs “Fixers” performing their track “Dark Places” and co-hosted a weekly show on Bristol’s award winning radio station Ujima 98 FM. Dazee is now busier than ever on the airwaves, hosting the fortnightly “Ruffneck Ting Takeover” on Ujima 98 FM, guesting regularly on London’s legendary Kool fm, and recently featured on Ray Keith’s popular Radar Radio Show. Archived Radio Shows On MixcloudDazee And Jakes On BBC Radio 1 “One In The Jungle” Nov 96

Dazee’s long time passion for her music is evident and she was nominated for best Female Jungle DJ In the We Love Jungle Awards 2015 and 2016. She currently enjoys residences for Ruffneck Ting in Bristol and Birmingham and Fantazia nationwide. Events such as Glastonbury, Love Saves The Day, Shambala, Run, Jungle Jam, West Fest, Wonkavision, Alternate plus recent gigs in USA, and Europe continue to take the Dj Dazee/Ruffneck Ting sound to a wider audience.

Looking to the future Dazee aims to continue to build the label’s profile and events as a platform for Ruffneck Ting artists to grow in the scene. With a solid release schedule ahead for Ruffneck Ting plus some very special events celebrating her 25 years in the business of junglism, Dj Dazee will be busier than ever repping the sound she loves in 2017

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