Real name: Mark Clair & Dennis McFarlane
Effective period / Period of releases: 1990 - 2009
Members: Gus Lawrence, Dennis McFarlane, Iain Bardouille, Marc Clair4hero was formed by Dollis Hill (London, UK) residents, Marc Mac (aka Marc Clair) and Dego (aka Dennis McFarlane), in 1989. They all met whilst studying at college, and founded the pirate station Strong Island FM prior to forming 4 Hero & Reinforced Records. They also had experience running the sound systems Solar Zone & Midnight Lovers. Ian & Mark also played on the Girls FM pirate station.
Around since the early 1990's, 4hero have influenced many styles under many monikers; from jungle to drum'n'bass, from hip-hop to techno. The genre "broken beat", it could be argued, was virtually created off the back of their album "Two Pages" (1998).
They have also produced for many artists large and small, including the likes of Jill Scott, and Ultra Naté, et al.
Over the years, they have set-up many labels, each one often reflecting the various music scenes they were in at the time: Reinforced Records, 2000 Black, Twisted Funk, Omniverse, and Raw Canvas Records.