Having been performing for ten years already, 2017 has been one of the most jam packed for the 25 year old Basingstoke rapper, Signal. Appearances on BBC Introducing, nightclubs in the south, Basingstoke Live Main Stage and the front page of the Basingstoke Gazette are just the tip of things.
Signal studied at The Academy of Contemporary Music (gaining a Music Production degree) and quickly established himself as one of the most dedicated and hard working musicians in the south.
After the release of E.P. Make It Happen- Signal’s 5th release- the young star has grown more assured and astonishing with each new offering. Inspired by contemporaries Wretch 32 and Bugzy Malone- in addition to ‘90s acts like Eminem and Biggie Smalls- Signal offers something both fresh and familiar: music that will not only appeal to hard-core fans of Hip-Hop, Rap, and Grime- songs that transcend borders and tastes. Throw in support slots with the likes of Chipmunk, Sneakbo; Wretch 32 and Paigey Cakey- quite an impressive and accomplished C.V.
At the heart of things is Dan Amps (the man behind Signal) and his warm, down-to-Earth personality. Somebody committed to music-making and spreading his message: that drive, determination, and passion are starting to reap rewards.
Signal’s 6th studio project release ‘Progression EP’ was released last month and received rave reviews in the press, featuring the smash hits ‘Down’ and ‘What Goes Around’. It cannot be long before his talent is recognised and he becomes one of the mainstream artists of the future.