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Southern Style Ballin(16 tracks)
The Second Time Around(18 tracks)
Southern Comfort(10 tracks)
(TCN) My World My Life (16 tracks)
(Exclusive) 4th & 12 (20 tracks)
(Laidback) A life Time Hustle (16 tracks)
Comming Soon KANE How It All Started ( 40 tracks )
( this will be a double cd )


Feeling a bit camera shy



Deatrice Barclay, known to his friends as "D" and better known on the microphone as Kane made the move from spinning other peoples music as a DJ to creating his own music when the digital revolution occurred. Originally from Talladega, Alabama and now living in Anniston, AL. his first serious musical project is a Hip Hop group from Anniston, Alabama called D~S~B: Down South Boyz.

D~S~B: Down South Boyz, Dirty South Boyz, Dem Southern Boyz--it's all in the mix as D~S~B. , D~S~B started as Raw Deal with 4 men in their twenties from Anniston, Alabama: Kane, Tella, Verzatyle and Romeo. The group was formed in 1992 for fun while Kane was making the rounds as a club DJ. In 1995 they got serious about putting the "Double A" (Anniston, Alabama) on the music industry map. In between families, jobs and life in general members of D~S~B (Raw Deal) wrote, rehearsed, choreographed, produced and recorded what they call "the southern underground street party mix." Their first public appearance before a major audience was at the 1999 Juneteenth Heritage Festival in Anniston during the talent contest. Performing an original song they rapped, sang and danced their way into an undisputed first place.Under Kane's leadership, creative outlook and collaboration with members of the group about their musical direction, D~S~B has managed to gain recognition at home and elsewhere through appearances at major music events, college and night club shows.

Under Kane's management and production D~S~B has appeared at area nightclubs, community events and major festivals in Alabama and the Atlanta area with a concert style show. Their public appearances are well suited to entertaining family audiences as well as a more demanding night club crowd. Original members of the group, plus some new voices added in the Spring of 2002, have performed at Jacksonville State University and the S.C.L.C. Spring Break (Anniston), opened club dates and concerts in Northeast Alabama for major Hip Hop recording artists Dirty, the Ying Yang Twins and Last Mr. Bigg and have had to hold an audience's attention when appearing on the same stage as Tank, Ray J and Jaheim.

D~S~B has gotten crowds "crunk" at events like Atlanta's Soul Food & Music Festival, Great Atlanta Music Fest, Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival, Tampax Total You Tour Talent Showcase in Atlanta and in Alabama at the WMGJ HipHop Fest (Gadsden), Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee Fest, Tuskegee Springfest/Player s Picnic, WEUP Black Arts Festival (Huntsville), Juneteenth Heritage Festival (Anniston), LoMo Magazine Show (Birmingham), Birmingham Heritage Festival, the Jubilee Cityfest (Montgomery), City Bling (Hobson City), and the Bayfest Music Festival in Mobile, Al. They were also featured in the 2002 Southern Playaz Ball at Club Studio 231 in Gadsden, Al. Thanksgiving night. D~S~B has the repetoire and stamina for performance time slots lasting over an hour. They also did club concerts at Reflections Night Club in Anniston, Studio 231 in Gadsden, Lakeside Lounge in Guntersville, and Club Spinz in Jacksonville, Al. They were also featured at the HIP HOP for Christmas Charity Show on December 20th held at Studio 231 which raised canned goods and cash donations for needy familes this season.

How to describe the D~S~B sound? Their music is more than just a back beat of drums and bass lines. It's a blend of Hip Hop beats with Reggae, Soul, Rock and even some Classical orchestration--strings, horns and some choral voices. In 2001 Kane produced D~S~B's first album, and 18-track album entitled "Southern Style Ballin" on his own label Double A Recordz which is named after their hometown, Anniston, Alabama. Songs are published through Capitol K Publishing (BMI) owned by Kane. In March 2003 they completed their second album titled "Tha Second Time Around" and a compilation CD was done entitled "Alabama's Finest" with new labelmates T.C.N. and other local artists in November 2003.

When asked about what keeps his music juices flowing Kane explains, "My music is about enjoying the pleasures and overcoming the pains of life. Dirty South Ballin' is everybody coming to party and enjoy themselves Southern style--from factory workers to field hands, from grits to bar-b-que, from Stacy Adams to stocking feet it's just how we do it down here." He says the name D~S~B just puts it all in the mix. Their performances bring audience members to their feet and to the stage. It's not uncommon to have new fans jump on stage to dance with them. Kane is currently stepping up Double A Recordz activities with his solo album project and Double A Recordz is looking for more opportunities to bring his "southern style ballin" party to a larger audience.

Peace & 1 love--------kane

kanebarclay@yahoo.com or ( 256-525-5328 )