Dominic Owen is a producer, writer, DJ and owner of Smokersblend Records.
He released his first record in 1988 under the alias Dj Quick & Fizal EFF, and started Sing-A-Song Records an early UK Hip Hop Record Label in 1989.
An early convert to hip hop, Dominic spent a decade in the 1990s in New York. Initially with Hitman Howie Tee at his home studio in Flatbush, where he produced three songs on Little Shawn’s debut album ‘The Man In The Mirror’, alongside production for Special Ed, Chubb Rock, Lady Kazan and E.S.P.
In 1993 his musical home became High Class Productions in Brownsville, Brooklyn. At this infamous studio Dominic produced ‘Things Done Changed‘ on Notorious B.I.G’s ground breaking classic Ready To Die. During this time he produced and wrote songs for Rakim, PMD, Lil Kim, Anthony Hamilton, Damage, Nonchalant as well as other local and international artists.
In 1998 he produced the Bugs Bunny theme song from the Space Jam soundtrack at the legendary Hit Factory Studios with Billy West and Jay-Z. The album has sold over 9 million copies worldwide, making it the third highest selling soundtrack in history.
On his return to England he recorded albums with Black Grape offshoot Manmade vocalist; Jeffrey Darnell for Talkin Loud and Inspiral Carpets singer Tom Hingley. His music has featured on various compilation’s with support from Nightmares On Wax, Nihal, Giles Peterson and Tim Westwood.
Dominic has produced several television adverts, including an award winning British Telecom advert, as well as several documentaries, his music appears regularly on The History Channel and National Geographic.