Considered by many to be a relatively fresh face in the world of Drum and Bass, MC Fokus is no stranger to the stage. With a lifelong passion for words and sound, he has experimented with music from a young age. Having earnt his stripes on the pirate radio and club circuit in the Home Counties, the Hitchin based lyricist emerged onto the London scene in 2004.
Hosting a weekly show on Origin FM, Fokus soon caught the attention of the city’s promoters, earning himself a residency at the award-winning ‘Traffic’ and the legendary Renegade Hardware events. With a growing reputation he has gone on to play for crowds all over the UK and worldwide and regularly represents for both Dispatch Recordings and Sofa Sound.
In the studio Fokus has worked alongside an array of producers including Skeptical, DLR, Tephra & Arkoze, Bredren, Black Barrel, DBR UK and Homemade Weapons. With an extensive back catalogue and plenty of fresh music waiting to be released, it’s clear that he is keen to push himself to the forefront of Drum and Bass lyricists. Fokus is an MC with experience and dedication. A new breed of MC whose lyrics have meaning, rhythm and substance. Recognised for his versatile and creative style, he continues to work alongside a wide range of artists; from the deep and progressive to the dark and twisted. Fokus aims to weave his voice into the music, complementing the beats without overpowering the DJ.
In his own words: “I think it’s important for an MC in the Drum and Bass scene to evolve with the music and avoid the clichés. I like spending time on my written rhymes, but I also try to freestyle as much as possible. It’s more spontaneous and the crowd can really vibe off it. For me, a radio show is the perfect environment to chat some deeper rhymes, as people can hear every word and appreciate the story or message within the lyrics”.