Spikey Tee is one of London city’s original rude boys. As a pioneer of the UK Hip Hop he’s been recording and spinning tunes for over 20 years and he’s witnessed Drum n Bass grow from its humble beginnings on London pirate radio, to the worldwide phenomenon it is today.
Whether it’s in his blood – he is related to Bunny Wailer – he was first involved with reggae sound systems at the age of 13 acting as a guest selector in soundclashes when he joined hip hop pioneers, The Sindecut. Spikey was soon to join Jah Wobble’s Invaders Of The Heart and was lead vocalist for five years.
All the while Spikey continued to DJ in and around the UK, redefining hip-hop, R&B, ragga, and drum’n’ bass. Spikey made hit tunes for numerous producers, most notably with the hit Dark Heart for Bomb The Bass.
After a chance meeting with Mr Scruff he teamed up with the Manchester hip-hop label Grand Central for a number of tours & collaborations, including Scruff, Horace Andy, Morcheeba and Mark Rae.
He is now back in the studio recording his new album in Berlin on a drum ‘n’ bass tip.