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Dublin-based Detboi (Desmond McGouran) produces a wide range of mutated U.K. bass music, from rousing ragga-garage to abstract jungle. Debuting with a digital EP on Craig Walsh's On the Brink label and continuing with EPs on big beat heavyweight Skint and Hervé's Cheap Thrills Records, Detboi's earliest releases were relentless party starters that fit in with the "fidget house" scene popular at the time. In addition to his solo releases, Detboi participated in Machines Don't Care, an electro-house supergroup that also included Drop the Lime, Sinden, and Toddla T, among others. Detboi's debut solo album, Sliding Floors, was released by Cheap Thrills in 2010, and was a little bit slower and more spacious than his earlier singles, but was still an energetic, creative set of U.K. garage. Two more party-friendly Curse of the Voodoo Drums EPs followed, as well as the appropriately titled Darkside, which appeared in 2012.
Following "I Can't Take It" in early 2013, Detboi was silent until Scatter was released by Dusk + Blackdown's Keysound Recordings in August of 2015. A bold reinvention for his sound, the EP contained four tracks of midtempo deconstructed jungle that played with familiar elements of the genre but recombined them in unexpected ways. "Patterns" followed on Nineteen Ninety Four Records at the end of the year, and Detboi signed with the legendary Metalheadz label, a significant influence on his sound. Joyride, his debut release for the label, appeared in June of 2016; its title track was a collaboration with Goldie, the label's co-founder. Secrets, featuring some of Detboi's most uptempo drum'n'bass tracks to date, followed in 2017. Another EP for Metalheadz, Ice Cold, appeared in early 2018. ~ Paul Simpson

HOMETOWN
Dublin, Ireland
GENRE
Dance

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