Award: Recording And Releasing Music (Do it Differently)

Year: 2020

Genre: Hip-hop/rap

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: West Midlands

Born and based in Birmingham, West Midlands I have been working as a producer under the moniker ‘Screama’ for over 10 years.

I have built a respectable name in music with an impressive count of production credits including George The Poet and Knox Brown. My music journey started during the early Grime and Bassline/Garage scene and I have worked with pioneers in the genres such as Kele Le Roc, Jamie Duggan, T2, Sub Zero and Trilla Jermaine Trilloski. Previously, I signed a publishing deal with District 6 and a distribution deal with ADA Warner music group, both of which I am no longer in.

I have received continued industry support for my work by industry DJs and tastemakers such as Kenny All Stars, Toddla T and DJ Target for example. My key career achievements include; having my productions featured on several Ministry of Sound compilations such as The Sound of Bassline and The Ayia Napa Reunion, with tracks like ‘yea, yea, yea’ ft. Asher and Shorty and ‘Kiss Me’ ft. Merkury and Farah. More recently, in 2019 my track ‘House Rules’ with Anderson 100 (50% shares) had major radio play on stations such as; BBC Radio 1, BBC 1xtra, and Capital, and I was a guest DJ on Rinse FMs ‘The Marcus Nasty Show’ which aired in April 2020.

The commercial success of this track sparked interest for licensing deals and official remix requests from major labels such as Columbia. In 2018, I collaborated and produced projects with LA based band The.wav which saw notable success with tracks like ‘4 Seasons’ and ‘Hands Free’ , accumulating nearly 800,000 streams on Spotify along with international media coverage on leading popular music platforms like Complex. I have a nomination for ‘Best Music Producer’ (Birmingham Music Awards 2020). I also work as the label producer and in-house studio engineer for Daniel Sturridge’s independent label, Dudley Road Records.

Alongside producing, I am a music educator and mentor for young people. I have been involved with a series of outreach music-making projects such as Capital Xtra’s Music Potential teaching music production to young people from vulnerable backgrounds.

As part of my creative and professional development, I took time off from releasing music to study Music Industry Practice at the University of Wolverhampton. I am now at a pivotal point in my career where I am ready to invest time to create and develop new projects. I am confident that the experience built from working with industry professionals across all levels has given me the tools I need to strengthen my success in music. Now, more than ever, is the time for me to increase my visibility as a producer and expand my portfolio with a music catalogue that reflects my present identity as a music creator.
This help as been greatly apprieciated, with the world being in such a weird place. Help musicians have provided me with hope and support which I am very grateful for!