Over MJ Cole
Although MJ Cole is renowned for introducing worldwide audiences to 2-Step, this West Londoner is a proven pioneer in not just one but two dance music styles. One of the forces behind S.O.U.R., a label instrumental in the early development of Drum 'n' Bass, MJ Cole and his label-mates produced cutting edge tunes back in their day. Cole's Drum 'n' Bass mastery laid the foundation for his slick 2-Step outings spiced with reggae, R&B and hip-hop. The release of the single "Sincere" and subsequent full-length on Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud label in 2000 secured MJ Cole's superstar status. During the peak of the album's popularity, Cole remixed songs by such widely varied act as De La Soul, Dido, Masters at Work and Mariah Carey.