Jungle pioneer Ray Keith is releasing a biography, Dark Soldier

Essex jungle pioneer Ray Keith is set to release a biography.

Written in collaboration with journalist Dave Jenkins, Dark Soldier is a 650-page account, described as a “unique multi-layered tale that shows the true soul behind Ray’s many aliases”.

Featuring contributions from the likes of Fabio & Grooverider, Goldie and more, the biography is said to be a “story of UK Culture, jungle music, personal growth and self-development” tracing Keith’s “adverse and challenging” childhood to his rise in UK club culture across three decades.

Dark Solider is published on Friday, 26th November. Pre-order here.

Working primarily in jungle and drum & bass, Keith has released nine studio albums to date, and has performed under aliases including Renegade, Armageddon and Babylon 5. He is also the uncle of Peter O’Grady aka Joy Orbison.

Revisit our feature delving into how Keith’s 1994 classic ‘Terrorist’ (producing as Renegade) created a blueprint for jungle music.

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