Skinny Pelembe

Award: Future Bubblers Alumni Bursary

Year: 2018

Genre: Dance/Electronic

Location: Yorkshire


With a sample-hunting, studio-meddling mindset, Skinny Pelembe’s music roams hazy, psychedelic tangents. Supported by Gilles Peterson and newly signed to his Brownswood Recordings label, he’s a sparkling multi-instrumentalist tapping into strains of Afro-tipped soul. Born in Johannesburg, growing up in Doncaster, Skinny poses a quadruple threat – he produces, plays guitar, sings and MCs, tapping into a unique, influence-weaving sound