Dr Syntax + Pete Cannon
Dr Syntax (MC) and Pete Cannon (producer/DJ/MC) have been making music and touring together since 2010. They are well renowned for smashing shows all over the UK, and at festivals such as Boomtown Fair (UK) and Outlook (Croatia).
Both reputed solo artists in their own right, their collaborative releases, Killer Combo’, ‘Elaborate Anoraks’ and ‘The Tonic’ combine witty, insightful lyricism and gob-smackingly banging beats to great effect. While their sound is rooted in hip hop for the most part, their riotous live performances showcase their versatility with ventures into bass music, old skool hardcore and jungle.
Dr Syntax has been a well-known name in the UK Hip Hop scene since he appeared on Foreign Beggars’ ‘Asylum Speakers’ album in 2004. Since then hehas released numerous albums including his classic 2007 debut ‘Self Taught’, and ‘Scene Stealers’, his 2008 collaboration with Ed Skrein (Deadpool/Game Of Thrones) as Skreintax. More recently, his name has been synony mous with acclaimed Manchester band The Mouse Outfit. He appeared on their albums ‘Escape Music’ and ‘Step Steadier’, and has toured with them relentlessly across the UK and Europe since 2012.
Pete Cannon is an incredibly prolific and versatile producer, having collaborated with Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson, Del The Funky Homosapien, Rizzle Kicks and Lunar C to name a few. He has worked extensively with UK hip hop’s best known label, High Focus, notably producing tracks for Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter and Verb T, and entirely producing the ‘High Focus Remixes’ album. As versatile and skilled behind the decks as in the studio, his jungle sets at High Focus events have become the stuff of legend.