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Derrick "EMPIRE X" Murph, Was born in Sarasota FL. where he was raised into a family of musicians and music producers by a Mother well known for her talents as a singer. Derrick began making music at an early age where he gathered pencils and cans and beat away to make the rhythmic sounds of drums. At the age of 15 he was putting on live shows for young audiences rapping and rhyming lyrics at venues with a group of teenage performers called The Last Boyscouts. Read more on Last.fm
Derrick "EMPIRE X" Murph, Was born in Sarasota FL. where he was raised into a family of musicians and music producers by a Mother well known for her talents as a singer. Derrick began making music at an early age where he gathered pencils and cans and beat away to make the rhythmic sounds of drums. At the age of 15 he was putting on live shows for young audiences rapping and rhyming lyrics at venues with a group of teenage performers called The Last Boyscouts.

This was just the beginning of X many musical talents. Since the day he was old enough to realize the "art" of music, X knew he had something in him musically that he was not going to let be unheard or unknown. He was introduced into the Breakbeat scene originally where he found himself Break dancing to a beat that he loved. He met a local DJ in 1993, Chad Allen that caught his interest.

X found himself very intreagued with the ability a DJ had to capture the mind, body and soul of every person in the club by spinning vinyl and performing talents that he never knew existed in a DJ. He started his quest practicing at his cousins? loft on two turntables spinning Hip-Hop. Day and night he was working at building something for himself, a name as a DJ. Soon after starting with Hip-Hop he realized it wasn?t the genre he wanted to focus on.

His main focus became Breakbeat.(Thanks to mike & Charlie M.A.C.) In 1994 he started spinning out at clubs and parties turning out Breakbeat records like he never thought he could. After a few years of spinning Breakbeat though he began to get tired of all the drug abuse associated mainly in the Breakbeat scene. X met Ron "DJ Bakini" who played Drum and Bass and that is how he began his search into the Drum and Bass World. He always loved the feel of Drum and Bass music and the people associated with it.

X was asked to play at a Stateside Collective show with Sage and Marco back in January of 2000. That was all it took for him to turn over all his Breakbeat records and start a new collection of Drum and Bass music! Since his life of Drum and Bass began EMPIRE X has become a member of many organizations and recording labels:Freak/Obscene UK, VSL 1200 of Tampa, Technorganic Recordings of Tampa, and BWSS (a Big Worm Production) of Sarasota. X began making his own DNB productions early in 2001 at a local studio in Sarasota where he produced his first remixed track. His first released track was with Hot Wax Recordings of Tampa, FL in 2003.

Throughout his musical DNB career X has played with many big names such as Panacea, Craze, Dieselboy, AK1200, Sage, Marco, and Aphrodite. If anyone deserves respect in the Drum and Bass scene for what they have done and accomplished it is Empire X. He has been through the good and bad, the ups and downs and has surely paid his dues. It has definitely been a struggle through the years to get to where he is at right now but he would not have made it without all the hard work and effort that he puts into the love of the music.

email- DJEMPIREX@gmail.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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