Talks UK Garage music, GRM Daily’s Rated Award, and his collaborations
Producer of the year
Meet Steel Banglez, London based music producer who has been making waves in the music industry for over 12 years. He started making beats on Fruity Loops, made hits behind the scenes, today Steel Banglez is putting his brand out there. We at PAUSE met up with Banglez to discuss his beginnings, GRM Daily’s Rated Award, countless collaborations plus how he met MIST and MoStack.
How did you meet MIST and MoStack?
I heard MoStack in my studio and it made me think cause I caught him early, like super early so I hit him up on Twitter and he came through and made his first mixtape called Gangster with Banter and that whole project was executive reproduced by myself and it started really popping. Then I heard about MIST on the New Year’s Eve of 2015 going into 2016 my cousin came down from Leicester and he was always playing me people from up north and me being ignorant guy I was, I was telling him to turn it off because I’m from London, but when I then heard MIST saying Asian words I was like, jackpot, because I realised no rapper in the UK had incorporated such a massive community into their music and as like this guy has done it. I learned that from going to American and seeing the Mexicans and the black Americans connect with each other to help their cultures grow, and I found that in MIST and I, so I was like oh shit it’s going to pop off! I was like I’m Asian and I know how to throw a couple sounds that could make Asian people feel a little bit more love. So yeah that was the turning point of my career when met MIST and MoStack it was that magic.
What can we expect from you in 2018?
I’ve got a project coming with literally everyone. MISTS’s EP is coming and I executively produced that and there are some mad collabs on there. There are also a few more singles from me. Obviously, Fredo’s project is coming. I will also just be furthering my own record label at Warner Brothers which by the way is the first UK rap label on Warner Brothers as they usually focus on Rock so we kind of made history there! Also, I have a publishing company so we will be signing producers and artists the right way and aiming for expansion.
You know I’m just trying to secure everything because nothing lasts forever, so I’m trying to plant everything right now so it’s around me for the long run.