A reclusive British hip-hop producer who was turned on to jungle by mates Marc Royal of T.Power and MK Ultra, Wayne Palmer's recordings as Sureshot embrace the darker, tech-slanted side of drum'n'bass but not without a certain atmospheric lilt. Born in London's West Ham, Palmer moved to Basingstoke and later Aldershot as a child, borrowing a friend's sampler at the age of 18 to make his first production. While working as a computer technician by day and DJ/producer by night, he was introduced to MK Ultra at the Phoenix Festival. Palmer soon learned the ropes of drum'n'bass, and was set to release a single on Marc Royal's Deep Thought Records until a chance introduction with Ninebar Records boss Darren Hales led to a contract. For Ninebar, Sureshot released a 1996 single and then his debut album Underground Symphony, an album with alternate portions of dense paranoia and exquisite beauty. Palmer also returned to his hip-hop past by working with several rappers, and has also collaborated with Jon Tye (of MLO and Twisted Science).
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