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Dux (pron. Dukes) is a Kent-based UK MC and producer who specialises in Hip Hop as well as exploring other genres of rap such as Grime and UK Garage music.
He showed an interest in creating rap music from the age of 16, and really began honing his skills during his time at university, from which he achieved a First Class Degree in music technologies. Whilst completing his course, he also worked on his own creative career alongside a producer and long-time friend, 'Aftermind' as part of a duo (Coalescent). The pair played at various venues in and around London and Kent (including many live sessions for BBC Radio Kent) and released a number of tracks during this time. Dux also worked on and released an EP with fellow coursemate and Hip Hop MC, 'Hughdem', titled ‘90s Kid’ in 2018 as well as his debut solo EP, 'We Made It', in 2019: written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by himself. This EP, as well as other projects/tracks over this time, have been featured on various radio stations including BBC 1Xtra, BBC Radio Kent and Flex FM.
A love for golden-era Hip Hop is what drives Dux. The lyrical intricacies of legendary MCs such as Eminem, Rakim, MF Doom and Nas inspire him to be the best he can when it comes to penning his own rhymes. In terms of production; Dux takes influence from the likes of Kanye West, Dr Dre, Large Professor and many more when it comes to producing Hip Hop beats around the areas of 90bpm. Increasing the tempo to the 130/140bpm zone; influence from producers such as Sir Spyro, Wiley and Mistakay can be heard. His sound has been described as being an ‘old School vibe with a new school flair’.
Dux's 2020 releases ranged from heartfelt and inspirational to vintage style Hip Hop, to new school skippy rap and even four-to-the-floor, Summer-flavoured funk; something for everyone. With his new singles this year as well as a new store for leasing his own beats, Dux is definitely looking to surprise in 2021.
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