London, UK – August 22nd, 2014 /PressCable/ —
Skilf is a London based Rapper/Singer known for his heartfelt lyrics and distinctive vocals. From a young age Skilf was no stranger to the stage: a child actor performing at theatres and even starring in a full feature TV film. His passion for music was sparked a few years later as he started getting into Hip Hop and Garage, studying other rappers' wordplay and art of rhyming.
He began writing, recording and performing – jumping on the mic over Garage/Drum ‘n' Bass sets at house parties, open mic nights and pirate radio. His energetic delivery and ability to rhyme over different tempos and sounds grabbed people's attention and gradually Skilf started getting booked for club nights, university shows and festivals.
See his recent video: Dark Horse Cover – a Katy Perry Rap Remix:
Since independently releasing his debut album ‘Original Visions' in 2008, Skilf has received airplay on stations such as 1Xtra, BBC Introducing, BBC Asian Network and Kiss FM. He has shared stages with the likes of Pendulum, The Freestylers, Ghostface Killah (Wu Tang Clan), Tim Westwood, Chipmunk, Taio Cruz, Skream, Benga and Sam & The Womp to name a few.
His collaborative work spans from Dance music legends Adamski and Ashley Beedle to Dubstep star Youngman, producers Agent X and Hip Hop talents such as Genesis Ellijah, Serocee, Ceezlin, Dizraeli and Supar Nova. In 2013 Skilf teamed up with Irish production duo John Gibbons & Scimon Tist and made ‘Colder' which received extensive radio play and reached the top 40 in the official Republic of Ireland charts.
The same year Skilf also put out one of his strongest music videos to date ‘Shuffle'. The track was scheduled for release the same week as Halloween and he came up with the idea of shooting a horror style video. Skilf heard about an abandoned building on the outskirts of London with a few supernatural stories attached to it. The first time he went there he was alone, and was pretty spooked. It took a lot of effort and pain but they somehow managed to drag a generator and filming equipment across a field to the location. Check out Skilf's YouTube channel to watch the video.
Here are just a few of the quotes from music press and other online sources.
“Skilf stands out from the crowd with well crafted beats and strong wordplay” – RWD Mag “An exciting talent breaking barriers with his own agenda” – Clash Magazine “If I had to tip one act for the top it would be Skilf” – Hip Hop Connection “A respectable talent-assured artist with an evident hunger for his craft” – Lost In The Sound
As well as releasing original material Skilf is also compiling a series of cover videos on his YouTube channel. Recent cover videos include Katy Perry – Dark Horse and Tinie Tempah – Trampoline. He plans to release a new cover every one to two months with his unique twist of original lyrics over backing track from a well known hit.
View the video: Tinie Tempah Trampoline – Skilf cover:
Skilf recently retruned from Kavos, Corfu after filming his music video for ‘Riding The Waves' and starring in a new reality/doc style TV show called ‘Rise Of A Label'. It follows the lives of music artists, managers and promoters bringing upfront footage of what really goes down! The pilot of the show is scheduled for early 2015 and features Skilf's performances at Snobs club/street party, Bamboo Club and a Ministry Of Sound event.
Visit Skilf's website to find out more the TV show and other forthcoming events, interviews, releases and more.
Skilf's forthcoming album ‘Second Thought' will be dropping Autumn 2014 through SOI Records following the release of new single ‘Riding The Waves (featuring Kelly Barnes)'. The album is more upbeat and dance based than previous releases with bass driven Electro/House beats, soulful hooks and energetic rap vocals. ‘Second Thought' will be available on iTunes, HMV Digital, Amazon, Bandcamp and other digital download stores.
Name: Greg ‘Skilf' Rose
Organization: Greg ‘Skilf' Rose – UK Rapper
Address: London, UK
Release ID: 60162