'I have a natural urge to create music' says rapper and producer DDark

Published: 09 January 2015 | by Pippa Mann
'I have a natural urge to create music' says rapper and producer DDark
DDark - Photo supplied
The UK urban music scene has produced some great artists and these include Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal and Wiley.

Most of the artists rise to prominence after many years gaining a huge following on the underground scene.

British producer and rapper DDark is one such star after he started working in the music industry at quite an early age. He played the piano and then in secondary school he got into music programming, MCing and rapping.


DDark - I'm Here


DDark has been involved in the UK urban scene for a long time and in an interview with OneVybe he said: "That led to me having a show on pirate radio, then legal radio and music videos on TV channels etc…. I've always loved music and sounds and have a natural urge to create music."

Almost a decade ago, the fast rising musician was working with the now notable rapper Tinie Tempah and eventually he started featuring on BBC 1xtra and Kiss FM and has worked with rapper Chipmunk and produced tracks for Wretch 32.


Bruza - Do'in Me (Remix) ft. S Kid, Tinie Tempah and D Dark


To date, the rapper has had a headline show in Camden, London and has also featured on many underground songs such as 'On The Block' and 'Temptations', which was broadcast on Channel U, Flava and MTV Base.

DDark does not specialise in only one genre but is involved in Hip-Hop, R&B, Grime and Dubstep, Funky House, Electro and Pop and he told OneVybe that it has all happened quite naturally.

"I would say it's an influence of all the music I love listening to plus a hint of my character and personality in there too…I'm inspired by so many things so add it to my music to give it life and a unique edge," said the rapper.

His inspiration comes from the music he listens to, his life experiences and surroundings and he said "I don't have a favourite genre, I just like good music. If it gets me moving or I sense a vibe from it then I'm good to go."


DDark - All Day Everyday


The rapper will be releasing some music later this year and other projects that he has been involved in include the 'Smokeys Barbers' a hit Youtube sitcom.

'Smokeys Barbers' has been hailed as refreshing by The Guardian because in it, urban culture is represented 'through something other than rap music or gritty council estate dramas.'

The sitcom has quickly gained a loyal online following and reached hundreds of thousands of views.

Another hit show DDark has been involved with is 'Diary of a Badman' which has also gained a loyal online following.


DDark's RFM interview


For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/ddarkonline
https://twitter.com/ddarkonline
https://www.youtube.com/user/DDARKTV
- OneVybe

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