West African boys in the UK repping large!
Silvastone and MoeLogo kick it on this latest song and video titled “Over“.
Taken from his outstanding “LEVELS” EP London-based African artist/producer SILVASTONE once again illustrates his infectious signature blend of Afrobeats with other popular genres.
The self-produced “Incredible” features a vocal assist from fast-rising star Ike Chuks. Together they pack this banger with vibrant energy to the brim.
The song and Visioniare directed visual is a celebration of the our incredible beautiful and curvaceous plus-size women.
Off his up coming EP, ‘LEVELS’, Uk Producer and Afrobeats artist Silvastone releases a new single called ‘Do My Ting’.
‘Do My Ting’ has been described as Afro Trap vibey, energetic and perfect for dark rooms with colorful reflective lights and sweaty people.
With so much anticipation surrounding the yet to be released EP, this single serves as an ‘instant gratification’ for fans who get ‘LEVELS’ on Pre Order.
Taurus Musik proudly presents the official ‘One Touch’ video by Urban Hype, the fastest growing music group in the Zambian music industry featuring Silvastone, a fast rising London based African artist and producer. Urban Hype is made up of Fumbani Changanya (F Jay), Lweendo Mweemba (Ajay) and Reuben Sakala (Badman Shapi). Their music is a fusion of RNB, Dancehall and Hip Hop. The three individuals have come together to form what is set to become the greatest music group of its time in Africa. They are responsible for hit songs like “Skele” and “Touch and Go” which were widely appreciated both regionally and internationally. They are on a highway to success and they are not stopping until they get there. One touch is a sexy feel good song set to depict the power of a touch as compared to money and riches. It is a catchy tune that will linger and resonate in the mind of the audience. Urban Hype perform a fun and easy Agbada dance that makes the video fun to watch. One Touch was produced by Silvastone and shot by Stanz Visuals, a top Nigerian producer in a studio around different designs and sets
Silvastone’s sound is one that mixes traditional African sounds with Uk street vibez, and in anticipation to the release of his ‘Extended EP; LEVELS, we thought; no better time to get all up in his business than now. He has been steady releasing single tracks off the EP to get everyone nicely warmed up for the full work.
Radio producer and Journalist Titilope Adesanya had a brief back and forth with the incredible multi-skilled and talented artist.
T: Before we get all professional and talk about your upcoming projects , let’s get to know Silvastone and I would like to start with the significance of your name?
Ss: Well, my name is of Biblical background, you know, being a man from the church. The name Silvastone means the underdog. Basically the person, people never expect much from but who always surpasses existing standards and sets new bench marks. This does reflect my journey so far so I think it’s befitting.
T: Oh beautiful. Now for a little bit of a historical background, you are a mix of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean but with an English upbringing. Would I be right?
Ss: Yes I am a mixed African. That is correct. I was born in South London where I grew up initially. Then my father and I moved to live in Freetown where I went to school from the age of 11 till 16 at which point I had to leave because of the civil war at that time. I was basically a refugee running from the violence back home.
T: That must have been an experience that stays with you. Which background would you say you are more of?
Ss: I am right bang in the middle. I am no more Sierra Leonean than I am Ghanaian. Only difference is that living and schooling in Freetown in my teenage years solidified my Sierra Leonean side. However, my mother is a proud Ghanaian woman in every way and that culture is very strong in our household and upbringing even to this very day.
Yes, I often fly and represent the Sierra Leonean flag but that’s mostly because its under-represented in the music scene.
T: How much of an influence would you say your origins (Ghana and Sierra Leone) have on your style of music?
Ss: I would say Ghana is reflected more in my music. I grew up listening to a lot of high-life and still do. However, I also listened to quite a lot of local acts from Sierra Leone who had international acclaim; the likes of Bunny Mack, Dr Oloh and King Masco, so we can say a little bit of both.
T: Silvastone; amazing talented African based in the United Kingdom’, how was the hustle in the early days in comparison to today?
Ss: It’s a continuous uphill struggle. I try not to compare back in the day to what it is right now because no matter what you think you’ve achieved there is always something more to attain and we keep reaching for it.
T: Now let’s talk LEVELS, you are calling it an ‘Extended Ep’ even though it’s got just over 13 tracks. Why this choice?
Ss: Haha. Well, being an independent artist, you can make the rules so why not? My next body of work might be an album…I do have quite a bit of content enough to put one together and I am looking forward to working on new stuff and sharing it.
I’m happy to really keep music running, fresh music coming and it’s a blessing to be able to do that. Right now though its all about sharing ‘LEVELS’.
T: ahh I see, so just because you can?
Ss: Yes to put it simply.
T: Okay good point. Describe LEVELS in one word.
Ss: Diverse! Yeah, its a very diverse collection of music styles on this project.
T: How long did it take to get the entire project ready to share with the world?
Ss: About 18 months. However, there are a few songs I began working on for my debut; ‘Transitions’ EP but they never got drafted in and I revisited them for LEVELS. If you count that, it would probably be up to 2years and then some, but we aren’t counting, it’s not a race, there can be no hurry.
I recorded it in between all the activities I was doing to promote ‘Transitions’. So some of the songs were written and even recorded whilst on the road – or in the air, doing shows in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, USA, etc.
T: This is arguably an unfair question to artists, but we want to know which is your favourite track from ‘LEVELS’
Ss: Hmm probably ‘Still’. with Vicky Sola It’s got this energy that is simply amazing; warm and fuzzy and so if I had to pick one, it would be ‘Still’.
T: Let’s talk specifically the video of ‘Incredible’ featuring Ike Chuks, we love the plus size models by the way, was this a conscious decision, are you trying to make a statement of sorts?
Ss: Yes. A very conscious decision at that. I am an African man and I don’t think we generally like ‘diet’ sized bodies but society has made the lot of us think differently, like we have to see things in one way. So yeah I thought it was about time we show some love to our women. We love big women and this was a definite conscious choice.
T: How much physical presence have you managed to retain with your home countries?
Ss: Decent I would say. I went to Ghana for the first time as an artist in 2016 and I mean an artist who now has his own repertoire and not songs I had produced for other acts and that was pretty amazing.
I was also back in Sierra Leone in 2015, shot some music videos there and it was crazy. I love Sierra Leone.
T: You’ve got big gigs coming up in the next few weeks, SXSW in March and O2 Academy Islington in April, which are you looking forward most?
Ss: Definitely O2 Academy. My team and I have worked hard on this and it’s something that has my personal footprint on it. It’s mine. I mean I am looking forward to SXSW, it’s going to be amazing! but O2 Academy is mine and as such there is an anticipation I feel which I don’t get when I think of SXSW.
T: Thank you for your time and the chat, looking forward to LEVELS going live!
Ss: The pleasure is all mine and I can’t wait to share it and see what the world thinks.
Silvastone has worked with a wide range of artists around the world including; Rita Ora, D’Banj, Damian Marley, Fuse ODG, Davido, Mark Morrison, Yemi Alade and Ace Hood among others.
Silvastone’s LEVELS is due for release world wide on the 10th of March. However he has made single tracks such as available with ‘Incredible‘ out on the 24th of Feb, ‘Do my Thing’ on the 3rd of March, ‘Still’ and ‘Kele Wele’ on the 6th and 8th of March respectively. And because he is super generous with his music, you can listen to a snippet of the entire album here:
And while we wait patiently for the 10th of March, you can go ahead and pre-order yours
UK based artist/producer SILVASTONE announces the release of his ‘extended EP’ titled Levels set for the 10th of March.
Widely seen as an elite pioneer in the spread of Afrobeats and the mix of rich African vibes with UK street sounds and global tunes, Silva stone’s works are associated with DBanj, Yemi Alade, Fuse ODG, Davido, Rita Ora and quite a few more.
Levels, produced by Silvastone, is a 15 track ‘long-form’ project out now on pre-order, featuring Moelogo,Vicky Sola, Rory Sky, Frank T Blucas and Ike Chuks.
Prior to the release of his much anticipated second EP #LEVELS London-based African artist/producer SILVASTONE prescribes you its first dosage, “Remedy”.
The EP’s official jump-off single is a sweet remedial blend of African beats with infectiously appeasing soulful R&B melodies, sprinkled with nostalgic G-Funk touches. A perfect cure for those still longing for those extensive summer vibes.
Already enjoying daily consumption via several radio networks “Remedy” is also available on all major streaming and purchasing networks including Spotify, Tidal, AppleMusic etc., where it can already be found in some key playlists. Its freshly released accompanying video is on the popular LinkUpTV channel and VEVO. The Concept5 visual features cameos from UK’s Angel, WSTRN, etc. Check it out here
The Sierra Leonean/Ghanaian SILVASTONE has spent much of 2016 recording and preparing this sophomore EP. In addition to several collaboration highlight (Ace Hood, Bugzy Malone, Sarkodie, Illbliss, Navio, etc) the recent MOBO Awards “Best African Act” nominee has been busy carrying his sound to several big stages this year including performances at SXSW Festival in Texas, A3C Festival in Atlanta, numerous performances across the UK and has forthcoming bookings in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), etc. He announces his own headline show at London’s popular O2 Islington Academy to very soon.
SILVASTONE is a popular fast-rising London-based international African artist/producer whose unique Afrobeats sound is a creative hybrid of African Beats, UK Street Sounds and Global melodies. The cheekily catchy “Real Man” is his banging latest release that has already been enjoying early support from key DJs everywhere.
The self-produced heater employs his signature blend of big infectious vibes over sweet banging beats and lush global melodies to great effect. Also along for the joy ride is the talented artist/director GORY (Concept 5 Films) who takes a pause from producing dope music videos to bless the track with a hot sweet 16. This is definitely one for the radio and the clubs plus the speakers and the headphones. And now available for your screens in glorious 4K is the glossy accompanying music video.
The hotly-tipped MOBO Awards and Urban Music Awards “Best African Act 2015” nominee SILVASTONE has continuously enjoyed heavy support on radio, television and online from some of the most influential DJ’s, broadcasters and bloggers worldwide. SILVASTONE’s widely acclaimed debut EP “Transitions” earned him a spot on the coveted “BBC Radio 1Xtra Hot For 2015” ones to watch list and attracted him performance bookings at Glastonbury Festival, Dance Afrique at Wembley Arena billed alongside Akon, P-Square, Mafikizolo, Yemi Alade, Shatta Wale, etc. Renowned for his energetic and charismatic live performances he has also been official support act for UK concerts by Davido, Kiss Daniels, etc and was official tour support on the Fuse ODG full UK national tour, etc. SILVASTONE also featured on numerous other major events and festivals worldwide including SXSW Music Festival 2016 (alongside Davido, Tekno, etc) in Austin Texas, Shoko Festival in Zimbabwe, etc.
Born to Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean parentage SILVASTONE has officially produced/remixed/collaborated with some of the hottest artists from Africa and around the world including Yemi Alade, Chidinma, Sarkodie, Davido, 2Face, Ace Hood, Rita Ora, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Mark Morrison, Damian Marley, Afrojack, Sneakbo, etc. He has also worked been commissioned on projects by some of the most prolific global brands including Coca-Cola, Emirates Air, Guinness, Star Beer Nigeria, Kenya Airways, Nike, Warner Bros., Redbull,etc.
“Real Man” has already been receiving early support on popular UK stations like BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, CapitalXtra, The Beat London, Reprezent, Radar, New Style Radio and internationally in Jamaica, Australia, Germany, USA, Australia, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, etc. It is the warm-up to SILVASTONE’s much anticipated sophomore EP that he will soon be announcing …. Stay tuned!”