Bobstar is an exciting new artist who has managed to cultivate a unique sound of his own based on a fusion of Afrobeat, bashment and grime. His double A side release “Loving Last Night”/ “Blame On Me” will most definitely drive its listeners to the dancefloor. Bobstar’s an upcoming artist with the potential to shake up the club scenes of England and beyond by demonstrating mastery in the creation of urban music as epitomised in the track “Loving Last Night”
Bobstar has collaborated with Afrobeat artists such as Ace and producers such as Rolio D and Rare G. The multifaceted nature of his songs derives from both his ethnical background as well as his extensive interest in different kinds of music.
Robert Gabriel Okoro AKA Bobstar has been passionate about playing music from an early age. Being brought up both in Nigeria and South London has contributed to the fact that his musical approach is thriving from a variety of different cultural impacts – his style has developed from genres that range from Reggae, Hip Hop, Afro House and Jazz to Pop. Bobstar has been soaking up musical inspiration from the likes of Shabba Ranks, Elton John, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley amongst others. With his songs being primarily Hip Hop based Bobstar’s music is comparable to the work of Future and Mavado.
His musical ambitions range from song writing to performing as well as producing, a skill he acquired over the years from owning his own recording studio.
Release date for “Loving Last Night”/ “Blame On Me” is 8th January 2016LINKS:
UK Grime artist swaps gang culture for the studio, aims to inspire others to change their lives
Now one of UK grime’s most promising artists, midlands MC Fangol was in a very different place in 2012. Embroiled in UK gang culture at the time, Fangol hit a turning point at age 19 when two of his friends – one in Nottingham, one in London – were shot and killed.
Just two years later, Fangol tells the motivational story of how he’s turned his life around with debut album/mixtape ‘Wake Up’.
With lyrics inspired by his colourful transition from UK street life to musical ambition and success, he is an artist who is working to prove that with the right motivation people can get work to get themselves out of difficult situations. By focussing fully on the music and film industry in the last couple of years, Fangol has gone from living in danger every day to producing some of the most promising Hip-Hop in the industry at the moment.
Typified by single ‘Things Have Changed’, which you can watch the video for here:
Set for individual release on 18th April – his music blends underground grime sounds with R&B and hip-hip styles, specialising in tight melodies and rhythms. Rooted in the reality of his previous situation, the overall tone is an uplifting one, aiming to inspire others in difficult situations that they can change their path with the right motivation and positive action.