Every now and then, a track comes along that unites a scene – a rare anthem that all the DJs, producers, MCs and, most importantly, fans unite behind and elevate it out of the underground. At the start of 2014, a few months after it was first uploaded to SBTV’s YouTube channel, that track is undoubtedly Meridian Dan’s Grime anthem ‘German Whip’.



Having racked up over half a million YouTube views already, ‘German Whip’ is currently on the Radio 1Xtra and Rinse FM A-lists, and has picked up big specialist support from the likes of Radio 1, Kiss and Capital. Now, following a freshly-inked deal with Acton’s finest PMR Records, ‘German Whip’ will get an official release on 31st March.


It marks a new chapter for the Tottenham-based MC and former boxer who’s been a key member of the North London collectives Meridian Crew and Bloodline, alongside the likes of President T, Skepta, JME, Big H, Bossman, Paper Pabs and Milli Major.
It also marks an exciting new chapter for PMR Records, with Meridian Dan being the first Grime act to be signed by the label who work with some of today’s most vital new artists, including Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Cyril Hahn, Dornik and Javeon. Following the release of ‘German Whip’ PMR will release Meridian Dan’s debut album later in 2014.


Dan comments: “I am over the moon about signing with PMR, and to be an artist on their super roster. We share a vision for broadening the scope for Grime music”
Raised in North London, Meridian Dan, has had a passion for music throughout his life due to the strong influence from his Dad. It was in his teens that he decided to take it on himself, writing his own lyrics and rapping, slowly becoming an artist.


In the early 2000’s, Meridian Dan and his peers decided to get together and form a rap group which consisted of other UK artists such as President T, Skepta, JME, Big H, Bossman Birdie and Paper Pabs. From there, they started performing regularly on Heat FM and arguably became the best around.


This success took them to Déjà Vu FM where they performed alongside other East London rappers such as Dizzee Rascal. This station played an important part in Meridian Dan’s career as it became the ultimate platform for emerging MC’s and was said to be the ‘go to’ radio station.


However, in 2004 Dan decided he wanted to quit music and pursue his other main hobby; boxing. Dan was soon persuaded not to by the inspirational messages from his fans and words from his close friend President T, who told him that his talent was too good to go to waste.
From that day, Meridian Dan joined a new collective called, Bloodline, which consisted of other members such as Bossman Birdie, President T, Big H, Paper Pabs and Milli Major. This group allowed him to emerge further in the underground rap scene.


Now in 2013, after a long journey of hard work and perseverance, Meridian Dan’s release of his hit record ‘German Whip’ ft Big H & JME, gave him the final push he needs.


So far, it has successfully gained a strong backing from the public and an unexpected response from both TV and radio; making it onto Radio 1xtra’s playlist as well as being Charlie Sloth’s Record Of The Week and Mista Jam’s ‘Jam Hot’ song choice. Dan’s impact on the music scene has grabbed the attention from industry experts who are eager to hear what else he has to offer.


The New Year will bring Meridian Dan’s first street album, ‘I Am London’, which will hopefully be the start to an exciting future.