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Renegade Riddims: Kyrist


Kirsty Clarke aka Kyrist is a Drum & Bass producer and DJ originally from Luton now residing in Bristol. She has risen up through the drum & bass ranks with her unique spin of deep rollers and aggressive tech which have quite rightly earned her huge support from across the scene.

Kirsty was around 13/14 when she bought her first jungle CD after hearing older friends mix it. At 16, she bought her first pair of decks and really started to get serious about D&B. In 2009 she started to jump on the production bug after picking up the basics via various Music Technology courses. Before long Kirsty became Kyrist as she found her sound and began releasing on a host of respectable labels.

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Over the last few years Kyrist has built up a reputation for her trademark style which mainly focuses on the darker and more tech-driven side of drum and bass, and in the process, she has seen her tunes included in the sets of some of the scenes most respected DJ’s.

Now based in the Drum & Bass capital of Bristol after taking the role of label manager at the legendary Dispatch Recordings, Kyrist’s drum & bass career is growing ever stronger. With her live sets becoming as popular as her productions, Kyrist is getting bookings across the globe.

Labels such as Proximity, Nurtured Beatz, Vandal, Dutty Audio and of course Dispatch have been the foundation of Kyrist’s success, and releases on those imprints coupled with her razor-sharp mixing skills are the reason why she’s so highly rated and heavily tipped as one for the future.

Now, Kyrist joins our Renegade Riddims series with a mix that is synonymous with the style that has seen her rise quickly through the ranks. Check it out below and download it here!

Catch Kyrist playing as a very special guest at S.P.Y presents Dubplate Style – London this Friday at Studio 338, grab tickets from here


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