Ben Grant, known as PEDRO 123, 18 year-old producer/DJ from South-East London, making and playing music somewhere between 2-step, Grime and UK Funky.
" When you hear one of PEDRO 123’s tracks you will know it. Despite his youth, the young London-based producer has honed the kind of individualistic style that other producers continue to strive for well into their careers. With a sound that references classic grime productions and new school bass music in equal parts, his sparse tracks are made for those stop-you-in-your-tracks moments in the dance. Building his tunes from the ground up, his idiosyncratic take on rhythm and unique way with melodies carry the spirit of grime’s early innovators while shot through with an unabashed sense of fun.
Early works like ‘Coolant’ (BYRSLF004) and ‘Pritt Stick’ showcased the sound of someone revelling in doing there own thing and are all the better for it, and one listen to his remixes of Trim ‘Notice Now’ or MIK ‘Donny Don’ and you will see what he can do with a vocal. Often jarring and never predictable, his leftfield vision of grime is starting to gain a lot of support, and deservedly so.
With 2 EPs set for release on B.YRSLF this year as well as a number of other projects in the pipeline, it sounds like this is just the start for him. "
Words courtesy of Sam Elswhere
Artwork by Simon Bernheim - crust.free.fr
Mastering by Clément Coll - flavors.me/mrlicious
released 20 November 2012
PEDRO 123, KON, B.YRSLF DIVISION