Dee Patten

Dee Patten

Real Name:
Darren McDonald
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Dee Patten Discography

Singles & EPs

DPEP 02, DPEP 002 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 (Single) Hard Hands UK 1991 Sell This Version
ZIK001 Dee Patten Who Cares EP(12", EP) Zik Neurologik Sound ZIK001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DP 03 Dee Patten Spiritual Rhythm(12") Not On Label (Dee Patten) DP 03 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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July 22, 2003
edited over 5 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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