Stylo G proved his status as the UK star of dancehall last night by winning Reggae Act of the year.
Watch his awesome acceptant speech here.
His new single ‘Call Mi A Leader’ celebrates the enduring legacy of reggae legend Bob Marley and his anthem ‘Could You Be Loved.’ Stylo G gives the track a high energy spin with a bouncy, vibrant bass line alongside Stylo’s neat rap which references his 2011 underground hit ‘Call Mi A Yardie’ to make this single the dancehall-pop song to close the summer. On remix duty we have UK dance dynamos Raphael ‘Raf Daddy’ Rundell and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard as the 2 Bears who deliver a bass heavy, tropical re-work of Stylo’s reggae swirled single.
It’s safe to say that since ‘Move Back’ Stylo G has had a pretty incredible 2014. He recently teamed up with British electro 4 piece Clean Bandit for the single ‘Come Over.’ Mixing strings with dancehall the track was A-listed at Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital FM and Kiss FM, and hit number 12 on the UK Dance chart. The single came with an epic video to boast and was shot across various locations, from the Arctic Desert of Svalbard near the North Pole to Morocco and the Sahara Desert.
Jamaican-born Stylo G, moved to the UK at the tender age of 12 with his younger brother, Kodi Starr, following the following the murder of their father, the dancehall artist and producer Poison Chang. Since arriving in London, Stylo has creatively been involved in the UK underground urban scene, infusing his Jamaican heritage sound, inspired by his father’s music along with Ragga heroes such as Shabba Ranks and Supercat.
Throughout the summer Stylo G has performed show stopping sets at The Great Escape, Reading & Leeds Festival, Bestival, and Outlook. He’s also been in the studio collaborating with reggae royalty – Damian Marley and will be featuring on Dillon Francis’s forthcoming single to be released via Diplo’s Mad Decent label. With fans ranging from Usain Bolt through to Idris Elba and the likes of Diplo and Basement Jaxx .
Call Mi A Leader is released via 3Beat on November 9th.