Clyde, is a Derby original. In his teens he was in several local bands, and it's noteworthy that as part of The Underdogs he supported UK chart toppers Dr & the Medics (The Underdogs were much better, even if Clyde's axe was feeding back like a mutha fu**a). Clyde also played an integral role in the setting up of Mantis Recordings, and remixed Atjazz on the first ever release. He made further musical ripples with his remix of Mikeal Fitzpatrick's ‘Wish' on Yellow Productions, and appeared on Mantis again, this time with a shadowy and anxious mix of Kimbu Kimra's ‘Raise the Dead'.
After spending years trying to convince Clyde to give the world more of his distinct style of music, Mantis finally persuaded him to write an album, by bribing him with food and breasts. The debut single 'Serve it Up' featured San Francisco-based rapper Capitol A who's flowing rhymes told a familiar tale of a night out at the club. It certainly struck a chord with many dancefloors, both musically and lyrically, spawning many tracks in a similar vein to hit the club soundsystems.
The debut Clyde album ‘Hyper Reality' is now at long last completed, Capitol A once more stepping to the mic on several tracks including the second single ‘Broken Slang'. Clyde himself has... Read More|
... also flexed his own vocal stylings on the album. His voice may be familiar to those who've recently heard Brooks, as Clyde co-wrote and sung tracks on his second album, Red Tape. He is also writing and singing with Rhythm Plate and Atjazz for forthcoming releases.