Rapper back with new music mix
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.facebook.com/ DMCIX for more information on Darryll’s music or search for DMCIX on Soundcloud.