Imagine joining the UK’s most revered crew on the strength of your musical knowledge. This was the catalyst that brought D’nyce into our homes. This unassuming, methodical mind has been navigating the musical landscape for two decades introducing the UK masses to artists such as Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Jazmine Sullivan, and has music woven into every grain of her being. Hardly surprising when you consider music has been constant friend throughout her life. The only girl and youngest in a family of 5, one of her earliest memories of her London home was her brother bringing the ceiling down playing his drums too loud! Her brothers are responsible for feeding her desire for music in a way that only siblings can; they constantly bombarded her with a spectrum of music such as funk, soul and reggae.
“As a teen, I started collecting music. I remember saving to buy decks – but I don’t even know how I knew about decks, I must have done some research – and then all my friends were like, come and play at my party, that’s how it all started.” D’nyce started her rite of passage.
Talent recognises talent and a chance meeting with Treble T on holiday gave D’nyce the platform she rightly deserved.
“I went on holiday to Ayia Napa one year with a good friend, met these guys and I didn’t really know who they were because I wasn’t on the scene. I had been doing my own thing. I’d heard of Rampage because of the Notting Hill Carnival, but didn’t know what they looked like as I could never get onto their road!. I was in a club and have always veered towards the DJ box and so stood by the speakers. Treble T was playing and I think he thought I was a groupie. he put on a record and I said ‘You don’t want to play that!’ and he was like ‘Is it?!’ I suggested an alternative track and he played that instead.”
D’nyce had inadvertently left her mark. Treble T introduced D’nyce to Mike Anthony who asked her to call their manager when she returned to London and there began a new chapter in Rampages legacy; they had their first lady – as all great projects do.
Her chance meeting meant the trajectory of D’nyce’s career changed; catapulting her from pirate to regional radio, the playing field had changed. From Choice FM to Radio London to Bang FM and now Mi-Soul radio with the weekly Soul-D-Out Radio Show, her journey superseded her wildest dreams; it’s almost like the fates groomed her for it. When something is predestined, the pieces fall into place without conflict. It would be easy to believe that D’nyce has had a charmed career, however, this is down to simply knowing her craft and a belief system that knows no bounds. Her’s is the name that rolls of the tongue of some of the world’s hottest artists; Mark Ronson, Wiley, Swizz Beats, Ryan Leslie and Lloyd to name a few.
When she’s not at Notting Hill Carnival, at Rampages legendary sound system, she’s on the airwaves reminding us of true musical classics and uncovering that diamonds in the rough of the UK’s music scene. D’nyce’s passion is like an unexpected jolt of electricity, leaving you feeling it’s ricochet long after your paths have crossed. She applies that passion to her live music night, Soul-D-Out UK Live, which has had British stalwarts such as YolanDa Brown, Donaeo, Elisabeth Troy, Jermaine Riley, Cleo Sol, Shakka, Incisive and Don-e grace the event.
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D’nyce is a truly creative person and this talent is prevalent in all that she does. D’nyce is also an Internationally trained Make Up Artist receiving her qualifications in Las Vegas under the tutelage of the world famous Buntricia Bastian. D’nyce’s natural ability and her understanding of how to make people feel and look incredibly stunning has led to work within the beauty industry. D’nyce is currently being trained by the fabulous Pauline Briscoe Make Up Artist to the stars.
What is clearly evident, is that even with such success, D’nyce is as humble as they come; powerful but with no airs or graces. Plus, the ride isn’t over yet, she wants the world to hear her voice, with her sights set on international syndication of her radio show Soul-D-Out Radio Show. Do you know what the amazing thing is? She’s the DJ that wants the world to hear your voice too.