Dillinja & Lemon D - an absolutely lethal combination if ever there
one. Beware as Lemon D lulls you into a false sense of security with his
jazzed out musical vibes, only to have Dillinja flip the script with the
dirtiest of basslines guranteed to re-arrange the organs in your
unsuspecting bodies. All those with a weak disposition better stay at home
with a warm mug of cocoa when these boys are in town...
There are few producers on the drum'n'bass scene who are as respected and
revered as Dillinja. With his trademark combination of dirty stomach
churning basslines and tighter than tight beats, his reputation has grown
steadily as one of the most influential drum'n'bass producers around today.
After his sound system obsessed early teenage years, Dillinja began
producing in 1991, and within a couple of years went on to form a myriad
of labels such as Cybotron, Deadly Vinyl, Logic and Target. He has
recorded for many other labels including V Recordings, Philly Blunt,
Hardleaders, Renegade Hardware and Metalheadz, and has been called upon
remix for the likes of Bjork, Faith No More, David Bowie, Soul II Soul,
Artful Dodger and Jeru the Damaja, as well as many many drum'n'bass
producers. The various aliases under which he has recorded include
Trinity, Capone and Cybotron. Dillinja signed an album deal with London
Records in 2000, a move which resulted in the production of the notorious
Cybotron" LP in 2001, an album highly acclaimed by the dance music
establishment, and securing Dillinja's position as one of the true leaders
in his field.
And meanwhile...with a style that can switch effortlessly from laid back
soulful jazziness to the darkest and grimiest of drum'n'bass beats and
b-lines, it is little wonder that Lemon D has firmly moulded his
reputation as one of the most versatile producers in drum'n'bass today.
started off by DJing under the name of Le Monde (French for "the world").
Pretty soon after, he was bitten by the production bug, and after deciding
to go it alone, with a little re-shuffling of letters, Lemon D was born.
Lemon D's first releases were all on his own dancefloor-friendly Planet
Earth label, and as well as his own, Lemon D has recorded for a variety
other labels, which include Kickin' Records' Conqueror and Hardleaders
labels, V Recordings, Metalheadz, Dread, Reinforced, True Playaz and
Belgian label R&S. He has recorded under several aliases, including
Souljah, Eskobar and Afro Kid. Lemon D has a range of impressive remix
work under his belt, having given remix treatment to the likes of En
Vogue, Beck, Ken Ishii, Future Cut and other drum'n'bass producers, and
has also worked with Michelle Gayle and Billy Cobham.
Lemon D's introduction to Dillinja in the mid 1990's lead to the birth
their co-owned label Valve Recordings in 1997. The label started as it
meant to go on with Lemon D's aggressively funky "12.01" backed
with Dillinja's brutal "Violent Killa". Test Recordings and new
label on the block "Beatz" soon followed.
Not content to stop there, Dillinja & Lemon D went on to design and
produce the Valve Sound System. Fed up with playing on second rate club
sound systems which they felt didn't do their tracks justice, the pair
decided to build their own - the Valve Sound System - the world's first
sound system designed and built specifically for drum'n'bass and its
frequencies of deep bass which were all too often ignored by most club
systems. The mighty 90k Valve Sound System made its mind blowing club debut
at London's Fabric nightclub in May 2001, and since then it has extensively
toured the UK, with plans for the system to be taken overseas in the near
In May 2002, Lemon D & Dillinja produced Valve Recordings' debut album
Big Bad Bass", an LP which aimed to reflect the ethos of the Valve
System, with the inclusion of ten dancefloor smashing tracks which
continue to enjoy club success some months on from the album's commercial