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Craig H!Tman Long

United Kingdom | DJ-League London (Artist)

DJ-LEAGUE.NET | Craig H!Tman Long

Craig is a West Coast Producer from the UK. Being born and bred in the heart of East London (Newham) he is a true ‘EastEnder’.He is originally a professional musician, starting playing drums at the age of 3 and beginning his professional career at the age of 7. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Liam Gallagher, The Dirty Pretty Things and Amina Buddafly amongst many others.

Back in 2012 he encountered a career and life changing injury whilst playing drums in Ibiza. This came in the form of a neurological problem called ‘Focal Dystonia’. This condition is very rare and affects around 3% of musicians through their career. It develops from an overuse of the musicians hands and fingers which causes involuntary muscle spasms in the arm and clawing of the hand when playing their instrument.Since he encountered the injury he has been trying to fix the condition with many types of help, including arm surgery, hand surgery, cortisone hand injections amongst many other treatments. He is still trying to fix this injury to this day!Since he hasn’t been able to play drums, he resorted to what he describes as ’Plan B’ of becoming a West Coast Producer as a musical outlet whilst fixing his drumming injury.

Craig has fast become one of the most recognised music producers of West Coast Hip Hop in the UK.During his producing career he has worked on tracks with the likes of Baby S, Mr Shadow and Demrick amongst others.Craig is also one of the most featured Talkbox artists in the world at the moment, being featured on records with Mr Capone E, Big Percy, Koache and many other artists. Craig plans to keep his momentum moving forward by releasing his own music, collaborating with other artists and producers, and enjoying himself in the process.“All I wanna do is make music, play my drums, and have a fucking great time while I’m doing it!…That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do”.

Craig continues to treat and hopefully fix his drumming injury until he finds the success he’s looking for to lead him back to the stage, and in the meantime continues to become a respected music producer and Talkbox artist.