Ed Solo

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Ed Solo
Birth name Ed Bickley
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Electronica, breakbeat, ragga jungle, dubstep, drum and bass
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, record producer
Instruments Turntable
Labels Emotive Records, Sludge

Ed Solo (born Ed Bickley) is a British disc jockey and record producer of electronic and dance music. He has worked with artists including Blak Twang, Deekline, MC Det, Fatboy Slim, Roots Manuva, Shy FX, DJ Swift,[clarification needed] DJ Trace and Eliabeth Troy.


Solo's first releases were "125th Street" and "The Danger", co-produced with label boss Dave Stone. Solo and Stone went under the name Click and Cycle and the tune[clarification needed] became the second-biggest seller on Emotive Records (SOUR's sister label).[1]

In 1997, he moved to Brighton and set up a studio with Stone. Solo started working with DJ Brockie and the pair made "Reprasent", Undiluted's first release, which reached number one on all the drum-and-bass charts.[citation needed] Brockie and Solo continued to make more songs, including "Turntable 1", "Echo Box" (on the True Playaz label) and "System Check".

Solo became involved in the Nu Skool Breaks in 2005; his studio was located above Krafty Kuts's old record shop. He then began working with Krafty Kuts and later the pair began co-producing music together on Krafty Kut's album Freakshow (2006). Within Nu Skool Breaks, Solo has also collaborated with musicians including Deekline, Darrison, Skool of Thought, as well as mixing down tunes for breakbeat artists including Freq Nasty and Splitloop.

Recently, Solo has been making dubstep music such as the anthemic "Age of Dub", which was released on Sludge, a label he established with Deekline.

He is also involved in a project, BattleJam, with British DMC[clarification needed] champ 2007 "JFB" and UK beatbox champ "Beardyman" which involves live beatbox, sampling, looping, video scratching as well as crowd-sampling interaction.

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  1. ^ Database (n.d.). "Ed Solo". Discogs. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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