Creating beats and basslines that can only be described as the ‘Champion’ sound.
A man with a penchant for low-end basslines and dazzling rhythmic patterns, Champion is no stranger to innovation in his productions and made his mark on the UK underground with the breakthrough release of his debut effort, the scintillating Motherboard EP on Terror Danjah’s Hardrive imprint in 2011. With musicality being the focus of his work it’s no surprise that the East London beatsmith has managed to produce seminal music that touches upon House, UK Funky and Grime with effortless attention to detail and without dilution – as heard on his releases for Butterz (Crystal Meth) and Roska Kicks & Snares (Rainforest EP). Whilst only in the embryonic stages of his career he can already count tastemaker publications such as The Guardian, Pitchfork, The Wire, FACT, XLR8R, Dummy and The Quietus as firm admirers of his craft. Whilst his DJ peers such as Mark Ronson, Diplo, Annie Mac, Benji B, Four Tet, Skream & Benga, Redlight and Ben UFO have all been clamouring to fit his latest productions into their sets. Not content with all the fanfare received from others he has turned his attention to running his own label, Formula Records. The label has been a hub for his much sought-after creations such as Lighter, Sensitivity and Crazy and has earned the label a residency at London’s East Village – where he has invited the likes of Ossie, Funkystepz, Royal-T, Ill Blu and Swindle to join him on his bass odyssey. With all this wind in his sails, fans of the prolific producer can look forward to landmark releases in 2013 on Digital Soundboy, Hyperdub and of course Formula Records – which are all set to etch Champion’s name in stone as one of the leading lights of the next generation of UK producers.