True originators are thin on the ground but 4hero’s claim is more robust than most. As pioneers of jungle and drum n bass, they massively changed the face of 90s music and made a huge contribution to dance culture.
Forging ahead with new beats and new techniques, the London duo have released a steady stream of precious moments and crafted a sound which is entirely their own.
In 1989 Marc founded Reinforced Records and produced the first release ‘Risin Son’in 1990. Reinforced Records stood at the forefront of the cutting edge Jungle/drum and bass scene throughout the 1990’s and hosted the strongest line-up of producers and DJ’s and gave some of them their introduction to the music industry. Some of the many artists to serve time with Reinforced included, Goldie, DJ Randal, Grooverider, Kemistry & Storm, Ronie Size, A Guy Called Geralad, Photek and of course Marc’s own groups such as 4hero, Manix and Tom & Jerry.
Marc’s endeavour to explore new genres inspired a generation of producers, their land mark album ‘Two Pages’ marked a new era of Nu-Jazz and Beats and received both a MOBO award and a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Never content to sit back and admire creations Marc continues to push boundaries and explore the orbital space around many genres example are heard from Marc’s hip hop ventures including his Visioneers project, his Techno alias Nu Era to his Afro-latin productions as Natures Plan.