Whether it is on the mic or behind the decks, Serocee has carved a name for himself synonymous with the musical forefront of club culture. His ability to navigate seamlessly within the Hip Hop, Dancehall, and UK Bass movements has made him a mainstay talent across worldwide festival and club circuits.
Serocee, born Jerome Thompson, stomped onto the scene as a rising star in the UK Hip Hop and Dancehall scenes with his 2006 debut single, ‘Life’. The stand-out track began a successful musical career that has seen him release a number of solo projects on his independent label, Jambrum Records. ‘Work’ featured hot production from Shaggy collaborator Brian Gold and ‘You’ll Never Find’ confirmed him as a musical force to be reckoned with. Serocee was then called upon to utilise his mic skills by an array of groundbreaking Dance artists including Basement Jaxx, MJ Cole, Redlight and Zed Bias. He also collaborated with Reggae pioneers such as Spragga Benz, General Levy and Lloyd Brown, as well as UK Hip Hop veterans TY, Roots Manuva and Seanie T.
Hot from touring with the likes of Busta Rhymes, The Roots and Public Enemy, as well as taking his own show on the road, he released ‘Badeng’ with his old production partner, Urban Monk on board. Following a great response, ‘Badeng’ was re-released with an all-new remix package to more acclaim. Soon after, the award winning ‘Sound the Vuvuzela’, another funky Dancehall banger, became the unofficial anthem to the 2010 World Cup. In 2011 Serocee continued to release more dancefloor bubblers, most notably ‘Oh Na Na’ with the 4 time Grammy award winner Tony ‘CD’ Kelly.
After a successful partnership with Radio 1 DJ Toddla T, Toddla’s career flourished and become synonymous with Serocee’s. As partners in rhythm they have given us ‘Manabadman’, ‘Soundtape Killin’ ‘Shake It’ and ‘Badman Flu’, all of which have elevated their careers as a new wave of artists taking club land by storm. The contagious elements within their music have caused dance floors and festivals to erupt all over the globe.
More recently, Serocee has been moving the shakers, not with his vocal presence, but with his DJing prowess. From the slopes of Snowbombing to the fields of Glastonbury, as well as Boomtown and Exit Festivals, Manchester’s weekly nights, The Murkage Club & Ballin’ on a Budget, even Bristol’s Ruffneck Diskotek his blend of bass heavy rhythms and soulful steppers go down a treat. Serocee has also lent his incomparable Selecta skills to the UK’s number 1 Bashment sound, The Heatwave, appearing at many dances and never failing to keep the crowd moving.
Listen out for a lot more from Serocee in the coming months.