UK dancehall artist, Stylo G recently released the official video for ‘Yu Zimme’ (featuring Chip), the first single made available from his forthcoming ‘Ten Years Later’ EP. Out now on 3 Beat, ‘Yu Zimme’ reunites Stylo with Chip, and is the first of a series of collaborations from the EP; the four-track release will also feature Shakka and Banx & Ranx (on next single ‘Under Construction’), Nia and Jr Blender (‘Stone Cold Lover’), and Beenie Man and Fanatix (‘Ten Metric Ton’).
The track was given a world exclusive first play on 6 June courtesy of MistaJam on Radio 1. It’s a collaboration that reunites the South London artist with Chip, with whom Stylo released ‘Dash Out’, and who featured at both his recent Electric Brixton shows, and the Red Bull Culture Clash. An early version of ‘Yu Zimme’ first appeared last December, apparently becoming a club and then fast growing streaming hit.
Born Jason McDermott in Jamaica’s Spanish Town, but a Londoner since the age of 15, the past year has seen Stylo G’ s star rise; the result of talent, hard work, and the international appeal of his music in the streaming age. The ‘Ten Years Later’ EP is his largest body of work yet, the diverse nature of the collaborators and tracks themselves reflect Stylo’s music, while each one shows him hitting his stride. Such is the demand for his fresh take on dancehall, he’s played an international tour schedule in the past 12 months, including headline shows in the USA, Japan, France, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Israel, Switzerland, Ghana, Colombia, Croatia, Belgium, Jamaica, Dubai, and beyond.
Son of the reggae artist Poison Chang, Stylo G has followed in his father's musical footsteps, making his mark in the UK when Grime was at its first generation peak and developing a style that bridges UK hip-hop and dancehall. Apparently tipped as one of the most important black British artists of this decade, his singles including ‘Soundbwoy’, ‘My Yout’, and ‘Call Mi a Leader’ have given him chart, streaming, and radio success alike. He’s signed to 3 Beat, the label home of Sigma, High Contrast, Star.One, and more.
Stylo’s increasing profile has seen him work with Clean Bandit, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Shaggy, Wretch 32, Chip, Giggs, Lady Leshurr, Sneakbo and more. And, reflecting his friendship with one of the world’s greatest athletes, the track ‘Chariot’ by Will Simms Feat Stylo G, is on the soundtrack and movie for the new Usain Bolt film ‘I Am Bolt’.