Desimal was the moniker of Canadian drum and bass producer Graham March. Creating a highly unique style of neurofunk, his work was signed to a number of important drum and bass labels. With a sound and style all his own, Desimal has the ability to obliterate a system in a matter of seconds. Within the first few bars of any of his tracks, you know immediately its his work and what you are in for.
The Inner Battle
In 1999, Graham March was diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality and by significant social or occupational dysfunction. A person experiencing schizophrenia is typically characterized as demonstrating disorganized thinking, and as experiencing delusions or hallucinations, in particular auditory hallucinations.
I always tried to get Graham to explain to me what it was like inside his head. This is what he told me: “It’s like, 200 hundred channels of Television all on at once and you can’t turn them off, nothing but unwanted noise and thoughts.”
I never knew or could understand what he went through suffering from this disease, but I do know he loved his family and friends very much. I hope one day they can find answers to treat this horrible disease.