LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ Push & Run Records)
"Absolutely brilliant" Huw Stephens
"You'll understand what the hype is all about after you hit that play button" MTV
"Set to make his mark" The Independent
Having already caused a stir on the underground music scene, the time has come for Context to come up for air. The Norwich raised MC is bringing his award-winning flow to the capital in April for a long-awaited London show following the release of his single 'Drowning' - out April 22nd.
Since the release of his first EP in 2008 Context has gone from strength to strength, the buzz recently culminating in his being announced as the ONLY unsigned act EVER to win a coveted place on the MTV Brand
New for 2012 list, beating thousands of other applicants and joining the ranks of previous nominees Lady Gaga, Tinie Tempah
and Wretch 32.
Context's sound channels Mike Skinner, classic garage tunes, and the vibe of that late-night taxi ride home from a club. His music takes the gritty beats of someone like Burial (a big influence, who Context honoured in the title of his single 'Listening to Burial') and slams elements of drum and bass, huge synths and his raw, from-the-heart MCing on top.
The new single 'Drowning' is released on the 22nd of April with production from Great Skies. The accompanying video (directed by Louis Ellison) was premiered across MTV's broadcast and online platforms on Friday 16th March.
Hotly tipped by everyone from SB.TV, The MOBO Awards, The Independent, 1Xtra, Kiss and, incredibly for an unsigned artist who works out of his bedroom, been daytime playlisted by both BBC Radio
1 and MTV Base - it seems 2012 is the year for Context to rise.
What the press says:
"Destined for big things" - SB.TV
"Fragments of post-dubstep combined with that 'sound' of the city that Mike Skinner captured so perfectly" - The Huffington Post
"This is his year" - MOBO Awards
"Absolutely brilliant" - Huw Stephens
"You'll understand what the hype is all about after you hit that play button" - MTV
"Set to make his mark" - The Independent.