Taking his early queues from back in Bristol as a teenager, Redlight has certainly come a long way as a producer, DJ and artist in his own right over the course of his career. For the most part self-taught, much of his musical education stemmed from a wide range of interests - reggae, hip-hop and even horror films being some of his earliest and ultimately most important - but his recent output nods to a producer with far more than just a varied set of influences in his locker.
Now London-based and head of his own imprint Lobster Boy, Redlight has gone on to pen records with some of the world’s most iconic artists, including Mary J Blige, legendary rap figure Raekwon and most recently rising star vocalist Tinashe, with whom he joined forces on latest single ‘Pretend’. Currently putting the finishing touches to debut artist album project X-Colour - itself a glossy, thoughtfully curated body of tracks that encompass a myriad of different club-centric sounds - Redlight feels more than ready to build on the success of crossover singles ‘9TS’ and the anthemic ‘Gold Teeth’ too.
With plenty of pedigree on the touring circuit, including a recent run of dates in the US supporting BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Redlight’s genre-blurring approach - as evidenced by his willingness to mix anything from garage, grime, hip-hop, house and even techno - also sets him apart as one of the UK’s most innovative selectors.
- Bristol, England
- February 19, 1980