Real Name:
Clive Astin
Clyde, is a Derby original. In his teens he was in several local bands, and it's noteworthy that as part of The Underdogs he supported UK chart toppers Dr & the Medics (The Underdogs were much better, even if Clyde's axe was feeding back like a mutha fu**a). Clyde also played an integral role in the setting up of Mantis Recordings, and remixed Atjazz on the first ever release. He made further musical ripples with his remix of Mikeal Fitzpatrick's ‘Wish' on Yellow Productions, and appeared on Mantis again, this time with a shadowy and anxious mix of Kimbu Kimra's ‘Raise the Dead'.

After spending years trying to convince Clyde to give the world more of his distinct style of music, Mantis finally persuaded him to write an album, by bribing him with food and breasts. The debut single 'Serve it Up' featured San Francisco-based rapper Capitol A who's flowing rhymes told a familiar tale of a night out at the club. It certainly struck a chord with many dancefloors, both musically and lyrically, spawning many tracks in a similar vein to hit the club soundsystems.

The debut Clyde album ‘Hyper Reality' is now at long last completed, Capitol A once more stepping to the mic on several tracks including the second single ‘Broken Slang'. Clyde himself has also flexed his own vocal stylings on the album. His voice may be familiar to those who've recently heard Brooks, as Clyde co-wrote and sung tracks on his second album, Red Tape. He is also writing and singing with Rhythm Plate and Atjazz for forthcoming releases.
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Clyde Discography Tracks


m8mc004da Clyde Hyper Reality(12xFile, MP3, 320) Mantis Recordings m8mc004da UK 2008

Singles & EPs

Clyde Featuring Capitol A Clyde Featuring Capitol A - Serve It Up! (Single) Mantis Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
SK109 Capitol A / Clyde & Capitol A Capitol A / Clyde & Capitol A - In The (Re)Mix / Serve It Up(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK109 US 2006 Sell This Version
Clyde Feat. Capitol A Clyde Feat. Capitol A - Broken Slang Mantis Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
MANT 037 Clyde Hyper Reality Sampler(12", Promo, Smplr) Mantis Recordings MANT 037 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
M8MC007DS Clyde Roll Of The Beast(9xFile, MP3, EP, 320) M8MC M8MC007DS UK 2009
MANT 028 A, MANT 029 A Kimra / Clyde Kimra / Clyde - Essential Things / Broken Slang(Acetate, 12") Mantis Recordings, Mantis Recordings MANT 028 A, MANT 029 A UK Unknown Sell This Version


MANTCD007 Clyde Hyper Reality(CD, Promo) Mantis Recordings MANTCD007 UK 2008 Sell This Version
M8MC005DS Clyde Featuring Jane Hamilton Clyde Featuring Jane Hamilton - Read My Mind(File, MP3) M8MC, Mantis Recordings M8MC005DS UK, Europe & US 2009

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