Ray Keith

Ray Keith

Real Name:
Ahmud Farhad Dookhith
Profile:
DJ/ producer from Colchester, UK. From rare-groove to acid-house to hardcore to jungle, Ray Keith remained one of the most steady DJs on England's breakbeat scene during the 1980s and '90s. After a remix of Orbital's "Chime," he moved into production with apparent ease and became a respected drum'n'bass label-head as well. Keith began DJing soul, hip-hop and rare-groove around Essex and Suffolk in the mid 1980s until the acid house and hardcore explosion of the late '80s and early '90s. His first break playing house was at Oscars in Clacton-On-Sea. He then became a resident at The Crazy Club at the Astoria and latterly Innersense & Movement, as well as now owning the Best Of British organisation. He has had his own radio show on Vibe FM, alongside occasional shows on Kiss FM. By the middle of the '90s, he had become one of the most inspired drum'n'bass DJs and remixers. His own productions, including the jump-up anthem "Terrorist" began taking center stage by the mid-'90s and Keith formed three separate labels -- Penny Black, Dread and UFO -- in 1996. He has worked in close association with Gavin Cheung (aka Nookie) and also works at one of the premiere dance shops in Britain, Black Market Records (after leaving City Sounds). In 1997 he set up a new label -- Dub Dread --, and by 2003 had co-founded a DJ agency, Dread Entertainment Agency alongside his partner, Lena. Keith released the Penny Black collection Breakage, Vol. 1 in 1997, followed by a solo debut of sorts, 1999's UFO Presents Contact.
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Ray Keith Discography

Albums

Ray Keith Contact (Album) UFO UK 1999 Sell This Version
Ray Keith Vintage Dread 2000 (Comp) Dread Recordings UK 2000 Sell This Version
Ray Keith Alien Encounter (Album) UFO UK 2001 Sell This Version
Ray Keith Presents Twisted Anger Ray Keith Presents Twisted Anger - Mothership Dread Recordings UK 2002 Sell This Version
DREADUK005CD Ray Keith Presents Bladerunner Ray Keith Presents Bladerunner - Analog Bass(CD, Mixed) Dread Recordings DREADUK005CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
DREADDIG002 Ray Keith Dread Digital Volume 2(File, MP3, FLAC, WAV) Dread Recordings DREADDIG002 UK 2010
DREADDIG001 Ray Keith Dread Digital Volume 1(File, MP3, FLAC, WAV) Dread Recordings DREADDIG001 UK 2010
Ray Keith I Am Renegade (Album) Dread Recordings UK 2012 Sell This Version
DREADUK007CD Ray Keith Vs Bladerunner Ray Keith Vs Bladerunner - Dubplate Clash Dub Dread 4(CD, Mixed) Dread Recordings DREADUK007CD UK 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ray Keith Ray Keith Just Passing Thru Advance Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
ADV 003 Ray Keith Tapes(12", TP) Advance Records (2) ADV 003 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Armagedon* Featuring Ray Keith Armagedon* Featuring Ray Keith - News At Ten (Maxi) Absolute 2 Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
ADV 004 Ray Keith Destroy(12", TP) Advance Records (2) ADV 004 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ADV 005 Ray Keith Regrets(12") Advance Records (2) ADV 005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Direct To Metal / Ray Keith Direct To Metal / Ray Keith - Ragga Funk / Something I Feel(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
12094 Ray "K"* Nu Toys!!!!(Acetate, 10") Not On Label 12094 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PT 4 DJ Rap & R. Keith* DJ Rap & R. Keith* - Vol 4(12", W/Lbl, Promo, Sta) Proper Talent PT 4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PT 3 DJ Rap & R. Keith* DJ Rap & R. Keith* - Vol.3(12", W/Lbl, Promo, Sta) Proper Talent PT 3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RK01 Ray Kieth* Dubplate (The Terrorist Mixes - The Final Licks)(12") Not On Label (Ray Keith Self-released) RK01 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SHADOW 45, UK SHADOW 45 The Renegade* Featuring Ray Keith The Renegade* Featuring Ray Keith - Terrorist / Something I Feel(12") Moving Shadow, Moving Shadow SHADOW 45, UK SHADOW 45 UK 1994 Sell This Version
The Renegade* Featuring Ray Keith The Renegade* Featuring Ray Keith - Terrorist / Something I Feel (Remixes) Moving Shadow UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Ray Keith / Subnation Ray Keith / Subnation - Yeah Yeah / Scottie Remix(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none The Renegade* Featuring Ray Keith / Foul Play The Renegade* Featuring Ray Keith / Foul Play - Terrorist / Bonus Beats(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
Ray Keith & Nookie Meets S Gurley* Ray Keith & Nookie Meets S Gurley* - Express '95 Labello Blanco Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
Ray Keith Keep On Urban Gorilla Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version

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DJ_Naz

DJ_Naz

March 25, 2002
This guy's tracks can get a party hype like no other.
His Amen Smasher and Amen Rinseout sound is now the classic and one
of the defining characteristics of the Jungle genre. As
Keith has been in the biz for a while, he still hasn't lost
his touch, as his remix of Digital's "Waterhouse Dub" is
nearly as impressive and ear-pleasing as the original!
Anything and everything Ray Keith has done is good. He's
one of the few artists I can't find a track by that I don't
like. I'm really going to have to get his address soon.

Suggested Tracks: Alien Encounter, Now Is The Time, The Power, Chopper (feat. Shy FX),

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