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Bryan Gee is, simply, one of the most significant figures in drum ‘n’ bass history. As co-founder of the V Recordings family of labels, and as a deejay with an apparently bottomless crate of dubs, he’s changed the game on multiple occasions.
His career trajectory is as unique as those exclusive plates he can play. Starting out way back in the seventies as a reggae soundsystem selector in his native Cheltenham, he eventually made his way to Brixton where he teamed up with Jumpin Jack Frost. As a deejaying partnership, they championed the emerging acid house sound. Bryan became well-known as a man with his finger on the pulse, earning him a job pushing the new rave-orientated music for the Outer Rhythm label, newly formed as an offshoot of Rhythm King.
This experience learning the ropes of running a label clearly paid off. As jungle took over from hardcore in the early nineties, Bryan Gee encountered Roni Size and Krust and a legend was born. V Recordings was established in 1993, instrumental in nurturing that “Bristol Sound” style of jungle drum ‘n’ bass. This was the sound which many contemporary A-list producers credit as their first inspiration to become part of the scene.
Even as Bryan’s family of labels expanded to include Chronic, Philly Blunt, and Liquid V, the quality control never dropped. Legendary artists like Dillinja, Ray Keith, Adam F, Ed Rush & Optical, Marky, Peshay, and a Who’s Who of others have all released on a V imprint over the years. No wonder, then, that a Bryan Gee deejay set is peppered with never-before-heard dubs that drop like tactical nukes in a dance.
Adding event promotion to his CV with the semi-mythical Movement and, more recently, the epic Planet V raves, Bryan Gee has proven he’s an unshakable pillar of the DnB community. Four decades deep in the evolving landscape of British underground music, every tune he signs, every set he plays, and every artist he champions is one more piece of evidence that he’s still at the top of his game and rising.