Huddersfield’s very own Brit hop hero Savvy is set to release the new single ‘Powerskills’ on 6th April.
The ultra-catchy tune produced by Camp America sees Savvy collaborate with Athlete’s Joel Pott, who lends his vocal talents and Russell Lissack from Bloc Party who is on guitar duty. The result is a unique fusion of jazz-spiced indie Brit Hop that will please fans of both hip hop and indie guitar music.
Savvy has already had the support of DJ Sarah Love (BBC 1Xtra), DJ MK (Kiss FM / Roots Manuva) and Laurent Garnier to name a few. Under his previous moniker of Asaviour, Savvy has a rich history of critical acclaim going back to 2001. Through the 2005 album ‘Borrowed Ladder’, 2008’s ‘Play to Win – Volume 2 and 2009’s ‘The A Loop Theory’, Savvy has gathered an impressive list of radio and press support (Gilles Peterson, Ras Kwame and many more), “The production shows deft touches” – Q Magazine. New single ‘Powerskills’ looks set to keep Savvy’s career on an upward trajectory.
A seasoned live performer with his band The Savoir-Faire, Savvy has performed alongside acts like De La Soul and KRs One, Groovrider, Goldie Lookin Chain and Jehst.
“It all started with a random email from Athlete about working on some side project stuff that never actually saw the light of day in the end. But I guess they liked my style and recommended me to a producer call Camp America.
He sent me the original track and I really liked it! I wrote it and sent them a really really badly recorded demo, but somehow Joel (lead singer of Athlete) dug it and despite the hiss and crackle he invited me to come down to his studio in South London to record.
When I first heard it I don’t think Russell (lead guitarist of Bloc Party) was on it but by the time I got to Deptford he was and his parts brought the track together nicely.” – Savvy on working with Athlete and Bloc Party.
The package includes remixes by Masters of None, Noji and Sticky Edit and is available on pre-order 23rd March (exclusive to iTunes).
Savvy – Powerskills feat Bloc Party & Athlete http://soundcloud.com/savvy/powerskills
Savvy – Powerskills EP snippets http://soundcloud.com/saving-grace-music/sets/powerskills-ep
Savvy – Twitter