Dee Patten

Real Name:
Darren McDonald

Dee Patten Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

DPEP 02, DPEP 002 Dee Patten - Techno Abuse E.P. album art Dee Patten Techno Abuse E.P.(12", EP, W/Lbl, Sta) Not On Label (Dee Patten), Not On Label (Dee Patten) DPEP 02, DPEP 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Dee Patten - Who's The Bad Man album art Dee Patten Who's The Bad Man (Single) Hard Hands UK 1991 Sell This Version
DP 03 Dee Patten - Spiritual Rhythm album art Dee Patten Spiritual Rhythm(12") Not On Label (Dee Patten) DP 03 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ZIK001 Dee Patten - Who Cares EP album art Dee Patten Who Cares EP(12", EP) Zik Neurologik Sound ZIK001 UK 1999 Sell This Version


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July 22, 2003
edited over 7 years ago
I remember when I first saw the Hard Hands label catalogue and I imagined Dee Patten as a female vocalist huskily whispering the line "whoooo's the baaaaad maaan?" ...but it turns out that Dee is a bloke, shattering my adolescent expectations of a breathy nightclub seductress, and that he was apparently given this nickname because of his habit of saying "that's a rough drum pattern" when in the studio.

He put out a few releases in the early 90's but he is easily best known for the classic <i>Who's The Bad Man</i> from '92 with its deep dub-styled bassline, Apache break and distinctive vocal samples (lifted from the end of Jamaican movie The Harder They Come). It was quite a seminal release and sometimes cited alongside Lennie De Ice's <i>We Are I.E.</i> as being a proto-jungle track. Its legacy still lives on too - a new version of it has been big in the London old skool hardcore circuit for the past year or so.

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