Diligent Fingers is a multi-talented Drum & Bass and Hip Hop artist and event/radio host hailing from Manchester.
With 15 years within the Manchester music scene under his belt, Dili ( as his friends call him ) has gone from dj’ing at free raves to hosting and performing at countless events across the UK and Europe, working with many big names within Drum & Bass and Hip Hop such as Trigga, Hazard, Audio, Prolix, Current Value, Liz E, Indika, DJ Hybrid, Saxxon, Kenny Ken and many more.
Too many names to list but resulting in releases with labels such as Millennium Jazz Music, G13 Records, Audio Addict, Nuusic Music, Juicy Fruit Recordings, Subwoofah Records, Run Tingz Recordings and forthcoming releases on Liquid Lab ( Brand new sister label to Colab recordings ), Short Circuit Records, Grid Recordings, Deep In The Jungle and many more to come in the future.
As a DJ, Producer, Host/MC, Rapper, Singer and budding Studio Engineer, Diligent Fingers is known for his high energy on the mic and behind the decks, melodic production and rhythmic, clever lyrics and flows.
Dili has hosted 3 different radio shows over the years ( The Mobbstar Show with Evidence on NWDNB.co.uk, Fusion Soundz on Ichi Promotions and the Subwoofah Show with Euphonique on Unity Radio ) and can currently be heard every Wednesday night on his new show Forward Motion 10pm - 12am on Bloc2Bloc Radio.
Outside of music Dili has stepped into the Videography world, directing and editing music and event videos for Bloc2Bloc Entertainment's youtube channel as well as starting his own youtube channel. Dili has also given back to the manchester community as a youth worker for Unity Radio and is now using his platform to help spread awareness on mental health with a focus on mental health in the music industry.
This has lead to his first speaking engagement during Black History Month, Oct 2019, at Salford University, where he joined a panel of three and gave his perspective on topics such as Mental Health within the Black Community, Cultural Appropriation and Black Representation in the Media.
Dili's plans for the future are to keep releasing music and to carry on using his platform to help spread mental health awareness as it is something that is very close to his heart, with a hope to be involved in more events and engagements on the topic.