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A Little Bit of Luck




DJ Luck & MC Neat are the pioneering British duo who blend house and UK garage to achieve widespread acclaim.

Known for hits like 'A Little Bit of Luck', DJ Luck & MC Neat rose to fame with top 10 UK chart successes between 1999-2000.

DJ Luck & MC Neat, a British musical duo comprising Joel Samuels (DJ Luck) and Michael Rose (MC Neat), has been a significant force in the UK's music scene. Blending house music with the distinctive rhythms of UK garage, they have created a unique sound that resonates with both underground and mainstream audiences. Their journey began in the late 1990s, a period marked by a surge in the popularity of garage music. This duo stood out with their innovative approach, intertwining catchy beats with engaging lyrics. Between 1999 and 2000, they achieved an impressive feat with three consecutive top 10 hits in the United Kingdom, showcasing not only their musical talent but also their ability to appeal to a wide range of listeners.

Their breakthrough hit, 'A Little Bit of Luck', exemplifies the duo's creative prowess. Initially released as a promotional dubplate for a mere £5, it soon catapulted to number 9 on the UK charts in January 2000. This track, with its infectious rhythm and memorable lyrics, laid the groundwork for their subsequent successes. In 2000, they released 'Masterblaster 2000', a reimagining of Stevie Wonder's 'Master Blaster (Jammin)', which featured the vocals of JJ. This track, their highest chart entry, peaked at number 5. Following this, their adaptation of Ollie & Jerry's 'Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us', rebranded as 'Ain't No Stoppin' Us', reached number 8. Their capacity to reinvent and rejuvenate existing tracks while maintaining the original spirit speaks volumes of their ingenuity and musical versatility.

What further distinguishes DJ Luck & MC Neat is their collaborative approach, particularly with the underground musician Shy Cookie. Post their initial chart success, the duo transitioned from sample-based music to original, programmed compositions and live instruments. This strategic shift, largely attributed to Shy Cookie’s influence, allowed them to maintain their underground credibility. This credibility, in turn, fuelled their mainstream appeal, illustrating their ability to bridge different musical worlds seamlessly. Their debut album, a culmination of these collaborative efforts, showcases their evolution from the dance floor to more intricate musical compositions.

By 2002, the duo, known more succinctly as Luck & Neat, had firmly established themselves in the music industry. Their journey reflects an admirable balance of maintaining roots in the underground scene while achieving mainstream success.

Still one of the busiest acts around, DJ Luck and MC Neat play sell out shows and festivals all over the UK and are much loved as a result.

Contact Polar Talent to book DJ Luck and MC Neat for your event.

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