Gig de­light

Rap­per back with new mu­sic mix

Rutherglen Reformer - - Cah For Kids - Jonathan Ged­des

A Cam­bus­lang rap­per is back with a new gig and a new al­bum.

Dar­ryll Cur­rie, who per­forms un­der the name DMCIX and stays in New­ton, will be at Nice N’ Sleazy to­mor­row night, Thursday, May 18.

He will be sup­port­ing Amer­i­can rap­pers Mega Ran and Richie Bran­son at the Glas­gow venue.

It is Dar­ryll’s first gig since he played King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut last year.

He said: “It’ll be in­ter­est­ing to see how it goes.

“It’ll be all new ma­te­rial that I’m do­ing be­cause I’ve been away for a bit since I was at King Tut’s.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to it as it’s an en­tirely new venue for me too, “I’ve never played Sleazy’s be­fore. “There’ll be some nerves be­fore­hand be­cause I’ve been away, but I’ve been try­ing to prac­tice as much as pos­si­ble and get ready for it.”

The new ma­te­rial will then be fea­tured on Dar­ryll’s next al­bum, De­clas­si­fied, which is due out later this year.

The rap­per be­lieves that his new songs are the most per­sonal he has ever writ­ten.

“A lot of hip hop has al­ways been built on some per­sonal stuff,” he said.

“I wanted to take my time and make sure it was some­thing I was proud of and perfect.

“The last time I re­leased some­thing was at the end of 2014, so I was go­ing over the new songs a lot, and some of them are the most per­sonal songs I’ve ever writ­ten.

“I’ve writ­ten about be­ing de­pressed and in a low mood, which is some­thing I haven’t re­ally dealt with be­fore.

“A lot of peo­ple my age do go through de­pres­sion and things like that.

“It’s not the only thing I’ve been writ­ing about though, there’s other stuff on it too, like how peo­ple use In­sta­gram and Face­book and try­ing to use that to seem pop­u­lar.

“I tried to change things from a mu­si­cal el­e­ment, so I’ve played around with some glitchy ef­fects and distortion, and it should be a bit dif­fer­ent from be­fore.

“It’ll be in­ter­est­ing to see how peo­ple re­act to it live - they might just be ex­pect­ing tracks for a rave!

“The al­bum’s called De­clas­si­fied be­cause I’m not hold­ing any­thing back.”

The 23-year-old, who used to stay in Fern­hill be­fore mov­ing to New­ton, is also keen to per­form along­side two Amer­i­can acts.

He said: “Mega Ran and Richie Bran­son are both from Amer­ica and they’re re­ally in­ter­est­ing.

“Richie does live sound for video games and has done mu­sic for the chan­nel Adult Swim, who do a lot of an­i­mated com­edy, and Mega Ran has talked about how he went through some creative strug­gles be­fore he got a deal with Cap­com (the video game com­pany) and started mak­ing mu­sic based around the Mega Man video games. “It’ll be cool to see them.” Tick­ets for the Nice N’ Sleazy show to­mor­row are £6. The show starts at 7pm.

Visit www.face­ DMCIX for more in­for­ma­tion on Dar­ryll’s mu­sic or search for DMCIX on Sound­cloud.

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