There is more than one artist named Pascal. 1. UK-based drum & bass producer DJ Pascal, Like countless other producers in the genre, Pascal's involvement in drum and bass came through a love of hip-hop. From breaking to electro and honing his DJ technique through following Cash Money and Jazzy Jeff, he went on to lay down his own material onto a four track through cutting records on a pair of turntables.
Although he had been dismissive of acid house, a close friend introduced him to the rave scene in the early nineties - drawn in by the hip-hop samples and influences, which had crept into the music over time. From DJing he became involved in production; following the white label "Fubar EP" with a couple of singles as Bad Influence before eventually hooking up with Sponge to form Face Records in 1992. His first solo outing acted as testament to his skills as a producer, "Johnny Jungle" going on to be remixed countless times and a record heavily influential to the 'dark' period which came to dominate the music of the time with its unforgiving sounds, technical percussives and horror film aesthetic. A series of singles led to "The Face of the Future" album featuring artists as diverse as Goldie and Alex Reece with tracks for Suburban Base raising his profile still further with "Flammable", "Killa Sound" and "Move On" still sought after today.
Two years later saw an amicable split, Sponge going on to work with Marvellous Cain at IQ and Pascal establishing his own Frontline imprint. The label was a runaway success, releasing its 50th record in the summer of 2000 and with a back catalog which boasts countless hits - "P-Funk Era", "6 Million Ways" and "It's Like That" amongst them. The "Still Smokin LP," a collaborative effort with Hype's Ganja imprint encouraged a step to the next level, the pair hooking up with Zinc to set up True Playaz. The label has gone on to be one of the most diverse in drum & bass music; with consistently high sales achieved through the trio's own productions and Hype's ear for A&R.Make Pascal Playlist