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A Quick Catch Up with Linguistics


Drawing on inspirations from grime, hip-hop and garage Linguistics quickly transferred his ability to speak lyrics over beats to the drum n bass genre. Although he names “Knowing when to shut up” as one of the key assets to being a going dnb MC, you can be sure he’ll get the crowd pumped up at Shogun this weekend. He’ll be on the mic duties for the back-to-back set between Joe Ford and Fourward – It’s on!


What got you started as an MC?
I started out writing over grime music then moved onto hip-hop, worked out that I could roll out my hip-hop lyrics over dnBband kind of just went from there really!

What influences you lyrically?
Influenced by pretty much anything around me, past experience, future
hopes etc…. I think you can pull inspiration from the strangest of places.

What is crucial to being a good dnb MC?
Knowing when to shut up.

Who do you rate as an MC and why?
SP:MC is pretty much why people like me can do dnb sets nowadays, he elevated his own style and sound which set the tone and changed things up in my opinion. Someone I’ve definitely learnt a lot from.

What do you think an MC brings to a DnB set?
Energy, lyrics, crowd interaction. A voice for the music at the right time.

What do you hope happens with your music this year?
I hope my music sells enough so I can buy the whole world a pint.

If you were to MC over a set that isn’t dnb, what would it be?
Hip-hop, or a nice little old school garage set would be nice!



Shogun Audio London
Friday 25/04/14
10pm – 6am
Fire London

South Lambeth Road
London SW8 1UQ

Calyx & Teebee
Fourward b2b Joe Ford
Sam Binga

Hosted by

SP:MC, Linguistics, AD, Mantmast.

Advanced Tickets: £10 – £25 + bf
Early Birds SOLD OUT!

In association with Mixcloud //

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