MC $PYDA is a “legendary” name within the DnB/Jungle scene but started out as a dancehall MC in the early 80’s, which is where he built up his distinctive reggae style of MC’ing.

His first D&B release ‘Mo Fire’ by Bad Company and The Rawhill Crew got him on many people’s radars and soon he was making tracks with the likes of DJ Fresh, Benny Page, Matrix & Futurebound and Aquasky. But it was his guest vocal and the use of his alias ‘Black Tarantula’ that got him noticed by the mainstream when he appeared with Pendulum on their debut album ‘Hold Your Colour’.

Also known as the ‘Black Tarantula’, he has performed at just about every major event, in the UK and the international scene.