HIPMAN JUNKY is a fresh Indie pop singer/songwriter whose music is a unique blend of British street style with a twist. He’s performed all over the UK, incorporating all his experiences into his music and song writing.
Hipman Junky is currently finishing his début EP- a melting pot of sounds mirroring his diverse musical style and tastes.
Hippy grew up in a musical household, Dad was a DJ and mum always had music playing. Soul, Reggae and 80’s pop were the lifeblood.
He discovered pop at an early age and loved acts as diverse as Oasis, Phil Collins, Artic Monkeys and The Prodigy.
This led him to writing his own material at an early age and even in Church he was always singing and humming along to his own beat.
At 14 years old he entered an MC competition and won. From then on he realised this was the direction he wanted to go in. The roar of the crowd gave him an adrenaline boost and Hipman Junky was born.
Growing up in West London in Kensal Green, an area that has always been populated by creatives and music people, Hippy became part of that whole scene and that London feel is something that today sets his music apart.
He had a few turbulent years, where he, like so many others, got in with a bad crowd but then realised he had to get it together and follow his dreams and get his music career back on track.
In 2011 Hipman supported N-Dubz on their Love,Live,Life Tour as well as Dappy on his Rockstar Tour later that year.
His musical CV also sports the Mobo Tour 2012, the MacMillerUK Tour 2012 and in 2014 he opened for The Game & also that year supported Snoop Dogg.
He is a prolific songwriter and has had cuts with The Streets, Sway, Ashley Roberts, Benny Banks, Wiley and K Koke.
As a solo artist his influences are an eclectic mix and include Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Ian Drury, The Streets, Skepta, Bob Marley, Tupac, Lauren Hill, Beyonce, The Prodigy and Ludacris.
His current music shows these influences but brings a new edge with relevant lyrics.
Hippy could be described as a modern day spoken poet whose hooky melodies bring alive his music. His new EP has been produced by the team that collaborates with Rudimental, MNEK etc.
Prepare to be surprised, this is seriously FRESH, there is nothing like this out there and his live performance is gonna rock your world to its foundations.
The new single features world famous rapper K. Koke, a British rapper of Greek Cypriot descent from Stonebridge, North West London, He is best known for his Fire in the Booth freestyle on Charlie Sloth’s show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, which has accumulated over seven million YouTube views
The brand new single from Hipman Junky is “HOLD ON” featuring K Koke to be released on Matchbox Recordings with distribution via Universal Music Operations on 27 June 2016.