Jaye Balmer AKA Siege MC is a close friend and serious mic-controller, as well as fundamental part of the Soulvent Records family. Hailing from Bristol he represents two of the city’s finest in underground sound purveyors in the form of Alternate & Adaptive. Cutting his teeth early with appearances at events from Hospitality, Liquicity and Med School – he’s fast becoming an experienced MC with a strong knowledge of what it takes to be a a true wordsmith.
Starting over hip-hop in his school days, he soon moved to 170bpm at parties and hosting radio shows. From there, putting on his own parties around the UK, he was booked by UKF performing at the revered Thekla. Peer & close friend to Fred V & Grafix, Jaye’s love of drum & bass is easily explained, hailing from the genre’s second home and with such talented bed fellows – a foray into hosting was always inevitable.
A first-choice pick for Grey Code, Utile and the power-house that is Pola & Bryson, he had his first track feature on their acclaimed debut LP This Time Last Year out on Soulvent last year, with Way Back. Should you require a tasteful hype-man, look no further than this young Bristolian.