Picking up from where LTJ Bukem left
D-Bridge AKA Darren White’s first introduction into the music scene was in 1992, when he formed ‘Sewage Monsters’ with his older brother (signed to MCA and Island Records as ‘Steve Spacek’). After releasing one 12” on their own label, they disbanded; and Darren went on to work with ‘Armshouse Crew’ of ‘We Are E’ fame… this was to last for a further two years.
In 1995 Darren met Jason Maldini through a mutual friend and was soon to be working alongside him at Trouble On Vinyl. In 1996 whilst experimenting with beats the pair wrote their first release on Renegade Hardware - which had been set up purely as a result of this new symbolic sound. This 12� was Flash Gordon/Jeep Beats. During this period, many such anthems were to emerge including Dead By Dawn, Constant (a collaboration with the infinitely naughty DJ Fierce), and The Germ (under the guise of Genoforce with fellow ex-Hardware artist Genotype).
It was during this period that Daniel Stein AKA Fresh was beginning his apprenticeship in the camp, and similar ideas were leading to collaborations with the pair, the first and last of which to be released on Hardware was The Code and Fugitive before differences with management led all three leaving Hardware for new beginnings. It was here that Fresh introduced Darren and Jason to Michael Wojcicki AKA Vegas and Bad Company UK began in earnest.