Producer/DJ/emcee Styly Cee has been instrumental in providing Son Records with fat hip-hop instrumentals from day one, and is responsible for many of the classic tracks on the label, including production for artists like C-Mone, Cappo, Midnyte as well as being one-half of group Lost Island. He is also behind the notorious comic creation Pitman, the misanthropic miner with a love of old-school hip-hop, which became something of a cult phenomenom in the UK, with a string of classic 7” singles, 2 albums, a recurring spot on a satirical topical affairs programme on BBC TV, and shows in front of packed crowds the length and breadth of the country.
''Brilliant. Its ludicrously funny, but its also pertinent, insightful, satirical and seriously funky. The Streets don''t even come close. Absolute class.''
''There is genius at work here, albeit of a curious & unhinged kind.''
(quoted from reviews for Pitman’s debut album ‘It Takes A Nation of Tossers’)
Aside from finding acclaim in the mainstream for his fusion of satirical humour and first class hip-hop production, Styly has always kept one Adidas clad foot firmly in the hip-hop underground and has been celebrated as one of the UK’s premier hip-hop producers, with releases licensed for various compilations, videogames (an unreleased track of his featured on the recent Xbox 360 game ‘Project Gotham Racing 3’) and films (a recent track of his appears on the new Universal-distributed film ‘Life & Lyrics’).
‘MIC LIFE’: LOST ISLAND EP (SON 002) (1998)
‘RETURN TO FOREVER’: LOST ISLAND EP (SON 006) (1998)
‘DEAR JOURNAL’: LOST ISLAND EP (SON 012) (1999)
‘HERE COMES SON’ from ‘SON: ‘YEAR ONE’ COMPILATION (SON CD009) (1999)
‘FORBIDDEN GROUND’: LOST ISLAND LP (SON 014/CD014)
‘DA REAL’ & ‘MINDTRAP’ (W/ HIBRID) from ‘RAGE’ OST (2001)
‘THE CRUSOE EP’ : STYLY CEE SOLO EP (SON 017) (2001)
‘KOFI’S NIGHT’/’JOYRIDER FEAT. MIDNYTE & C-MONE (SON 024) (2003)
‘IT TAKES A NATION OF TOSSERS’ ALBUM PITMAN (SON CD026) (2003)
‘ONCE & FOR ALL/WANT WHAT’S YOURS’ FEAT. DPF & SCORZAYZEE (SON 028) (2004)
‘PIT CLOSURE’ ALBUM PITMAN (SON CD031) (2004)
‘THE TEST MATCH’/’NO PIILLS, NO FRILLS’ FEAT. CAPPO & MIDNYTE (SON 036) (2005)
‘RENAISSANCE MAN (REMIX)’: QUAKES (SON 001)
‘THE VINTAGE (REMIX)’: CAPPO (SON 011)
‘I STAY THE SAME’: CAPPO (SON 016)
‘SPEAK THE TRUTH’ EP: MIDNYTE (SON 019)