D-Zone Old Skool Takeover
D-Zone was started in an Essex bedroom in early 1990. It was a way of releasing harder dance material from founder Dré’s original label, Dance Zone. The label started the careers of many artists including including Micheal Gray, Jon Pearn (Bodyrox), Tim Laws (Gabrielle & Lighthouse Family), Kevin Beber & others and they also worked with Suburban Base, Reinforced, Strictly Underground and other labels exporting their tracks around the world.
The Ratpack; Evenson Allen (MC) and Lipmaster Mark (DJ) have been instrumental in the development of dance music since the mid eighties. From London, UK (although Evenson was born in Montserrat), they were the first DJ and MC duo – which has now become a dance music institution in its own right – and were pioneers of the “OldSkool” concept and “NuSkool” breaks.
General Levy is a true veteran of the UK urban music scene. He has worked with various producers such as Sly & Robbie and Sting International, Shaggy, Steelie & Cleevie, Artful Dodger, Jetstar, Ajang, Joe Grind, Gussie P, Stingray, Heartical Records, to name but a few.
The renowned artist Baby D gained musical notoriety with ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy which reached number 1 on the UK charts in November 1994. The success continued with “(Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime) I Need Your Loving” (a 1995 cover of The Korgisclassic), “So Pure” and “Take Me to Heaven”, all included in the album Deliverance. At the first MOBO Awards show in 1996 Baby D won in the category “Best Dance Act”.
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