PD Syndicate

PD Syndicate

PD Syndicate is as the name suggests - a musical ‘syndicate’ of producer M J Cole, rapper Rodney P and featured vocalist Courtney Melody. Their first single ‘Ruff Like Me’ was signed by Public Demand to Warner for a six-figure sum, such was the impact of this urban anthem, which is currently one of the hottest street tunes. Taking Courtney Melody’s classic ‘Bad Boy’ chorus, this was reworked into 2002 style by premier producer M J Cole, and given a faultless lyrical treatment by Rodney P.
Public Demand tracked down Courtney Melody via reggae label Greensleeves, eventually finding him in the hills of Jamaica. He was then flown over to the UK where he laid down a brilliant vocal; the chemistry being perfect between himself, Rodney P and M J Cole. The final touch was added with a top-drawer remix by hit-making drum & bass duo Shy FX and T Power. PD Syndicate’s new track feat Elephant Man entitled “Zoom Zoom” is currently causing damage on the dance floors of the U.K.
PD Syndicate are now working on a new album, which boasts featured artists such as number 1 reggae don, Elephant Man, M4 & YT, and Cutty Ranks. Definitely an act to watch in 2003.

M J Cole

Individually the members of PD Syndicate already have a highly respected CV. Producer / remixer and DJ, M J Cole is known as one of the true ‘godfathers’ of UK Garage. Classically trained at the Royal College of Music, M J Cole began his career engineering drum & Bass / breakbeat tracks for the SOUR label, before breaking into UK Garage with Ramsey & Fen and United Groove Collective (then known as 2 As 1) on a series of now-classic anthems including all-time favourite, ‘Lovebug’.
He is now an established album artist in his own right, and has hit the top 40 with tracks such as ‘Sincere’ and ‘Crazy Love’, winning critical acclaim from across the music scene. M J Cole’s remixes are also enormously successful and his magic touch has covered Alicia Keys, Roni Size, Masters At Work and Goldie to name but a few. M J Cole is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures to have emerged from UK Garage and his highly musical style has been an inspiration to a whole new generation of producers

Rodney P

Fellow PD Syndicate member, Rodney P is without doubt one the most prominent and well-respected figures in the flourishing UK Hip-Hop scene. Rodney kicked off his career within the UK’s biggest selling Hip-Hop group, London Posse (singed to Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood's label Justice). He now hosts his own show on Radio 1’s sister label, 1xtra, with his partner in crime, Skitz. Rodney also holds his own Hip-Hop nights across the Capital. With UK Hip hop currently growing in stature and popularity, with many creative names emerging from the scene, Rodney P is held in high esteem for his influence and creativity.


PD Syndicate Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

PD Syndicate Ruff Like Me (Single) London Republic, Public Demand, FFRR UK 2002 Sell This Version
PPDT 100 PD Syndicate Feat: Elephant Man PD Syndicate Feat: Elephant Man - Zoom Zoom(12", Ltd, Promo) Public Demand PPDT 100 UK 2003 Sell This Version

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