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Doc Scott (b. Scott McIlroy), was the recipient of the first release on the influential Metalheadz Recordings — which he co-founded with Goldie — and an early inspiration on the jungle star, Doc Scott began producing records in the early days of the ’90s, when jungle was in its tender infancy. The ever-joyous strains of rave and hardcore were gradually giving way to darker sounds, more influenced by hip-hop, and few producers did more to birth the dark mid-’90s sound of jungle than Scott. A resident of Coventry, he was early inspired by the heady moods of the Blade Runner soundtrack as well as Detroit figures such as Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, and after receiving a pair of turntables at the age of 18, he began DJing. Scott played live dates at raves during 1989-90, and soon after gave up his job as a telephone worker to enter music full-time.

His early recordings for Absolute 2 like NHS, NHS, Vol. 2 and Surgery made him one of the top names in the emerging hardcore scene, and Scott soon became part of the Reinforced Recordings crew, which included Dego and Mark Mac of 4 Hero, and later, Goldie. Scott’s 1992 EP for Reinforced, Nasty Habits’ As Nasty as I Wanna Be, set the template for darkside drum’n’bass with the classic “Here Come the Drumz.” He and Goldie recorded several tracks together while at Reinforced, then formed Metalheadz in 1994.


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  • ymmgeir

    Indeed man, you know the drums!

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • edvvc

    Doc Scott was the King of original dark drum and bass. His 'Early Plates' retrospective confirms his mastery of the beats.

    23 Mar 2011 Reply

    Been listening and playing into the mix the Doc Scott tunes. Great stuff, to the Doc. "

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • madrfadr

    FUTURE BEATS VOL3 is killer!

    7 Sep 2010 Reply
  • dukon

    tokyo dawn!

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • phatucini

    2009 mixes are fuckin sick!!!

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • reimusho

    docscott's oldskool dnb tunes are the best!

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • Phetikus

    Absolute legend from day dot.

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • syrus

    Drumz '95 and cybertron are just kickass tunes.

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Spinafro

    Any Drumz you have, is good!

    21 Nov 2007 Reply
  • dpn_

    I want the Champion Sound remix so badly, can't find it anywhere :(

    16 Jun 2007 Reply
  • morsobwoy

    tokyo dawn <3

    29 May 2007 Reply
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