Few voices have navigated us through as many styles with as much clarity as that of Delroy Pottinger. MC, poet, story teller, vibes dealer, blues man; the Manchester artist known best as DRS is one of the most distinctive and influential MCs across both drum & bass and UK hip-hop.
DRS is one of the true foundation MCs to bring a deep, musical style to the then burgeoning drum & bass scene and push the ideas of how artistic and creative a host can be at 170 beats per minute. DRS’s signature singing style, deep soul, acerbic flows and emotional throes leave him cited and respected as one of the most vital mic craftsmen in the field.
Delroy explores way beyond the board. His roots in hip-hop run just as deep as his drum & bass foundations as, alongside Konny Kon and Strategy, he helped put Manchester on the map with the cult crew Broke N English. As well as spawning three massive careers, the crew also gave us Estate
Recordings. Co-founded and run by Delroy & James Mernagh, Estate was responsible for all Broken N English singles before developing into a wider community-based label. Encouraging and supporting many Manchester manoeuvres from the next generation of the city's innovators such as Chimpo, Skittles and Dub Phizix.
Still navigating us through the many styles and packing even more clarity than ever before, Delroy Pottinger is creating a space for even more of his prolific creations across even more movements.