VIDEO: Watch STYLO G's Underwater Performance of STONE COLD LOVER
UK star Stylo G has released an incredible underwater performance video for 'Stone Cold Lover', the latest single from his 'Ten Years Later EP' (available now on 3 Beat).
Filmed at The Underwater Studio, Basildon, Essex (a location used for James Bond films no less), Stylo performs most of the song underwater - an impressive feat rendered all the more incredible by the fact that he learnt to swim at the shoot itself. Directed byKevin Hudson (Chip, Wretch 32, Bugzy Malone, Nadia Rose, Beenie Man), and produced by WY (The Motionists), the promo also features synchronised swimmers, Aquabatix (as seen on Britain's Got Talent).
The 'Ten Years Later EP' features guest appearances from Beenie Man and Fanatix ('10 Metric Ton'), Shakka and Banx & Ranx('Under Construction'), Nia-V and Jr Blender ('Stone Cold Lover'), Junior Reid ('BreadMan'), and the streaming hit with Chip,'Yu Ziimme', which was championed by Nicki Minaj, and later came with an All Star VIP featuring Lisa Mercedez and Ms Banks.Off to a flying start, 'Under Construction (feat. Shakka)' was premiered by MistaJam on 1Xtra, and '10 Metric Ton' (feat. Beenie Man) was Target's Record Of The Week (also on 1Xtra).
Born Jason McDermott in Jamaica's Spanish Town, but a Londoner since the age of 15, the past year has seen Stylo G become a global rising star; the result of talent, hard work, and the international appeal of his music in the streaming age. Such is the demand for his fresh take on dancehall, he's played a relentless international tour schedule in the past 12 months, including headline shows in theUSA, Japan, France, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Israel, Switzerland, Ghana, Colombia, Croatia, Belgium, Jamaica, Dubai, and beyond.
Son of the legendary 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 pioneering style that bridges UK hip-hop and dancehall. 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, Callum Beattie, 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 recent Usain Bolt film 'I Am Bolt'.