Meet SG Lewis, The "Weird Kid" Who Ended Up Signed Alongside Disclosure & Jessie Ware
The next Brand New For 2016 nominee we're throwing the spotlight on gives us the shivers...in a good way...
Creating club music for the more chilled-out dance heads out there, SG Lewis - real name Sam Lewis - is another producer to get excited about for 2016.
Just one listen of 'Shivers' Ft. JP Cooper takes us to our happy place and to return the favour, we made him one of our Brand New For 2016 nominees. Wanna know more? Read on...
"I was that weird kid that spent too long in his room playing guitar instead of going out and doing stuff," he admitted, "but as I got older and was able to start DJ-ing in clubs, house music and electronic music in general became more of an influence I think.
"A lot of the stuff I make is influenced by club music but it's brought down in tempo by the influence of singer/songwriter genres and stuff like so it ends up being slightly slowed down and not designed just for DJ sets."
The magical moment when he was signed by PMR Records was a 'dream' he said: "It's been about a year since I signed to PMR so at the time I was just a student in Liverpool.
"It's been amazing. Before I signed to PMR, they were definitely one of my favourite labels anyway. They had the likes of Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Julio Bashmore who are all acts that, even today, are massive influences on what I do, so just to get the opportunity to work with the same team to be able to interact with them and even work with some of them, it's been like, just a dream really."
The experiences didn't stop there. "2015's been crazy," Sam added, "I got to meet Pharrell and I completely lost my cool like, 'Oh my god you're Pharrell!'
"Him and a guy called Scott Venner have a show on Beats1 that's called OTHERtone and they were just playing my music on there so that's how I ended up getting to meet him. He just said some really nice things about the music so I was really choked and like, 'Oh, hi, I love you!'"
As for the next 12 months Lewis revealed: "In 2016 I'm gonna be releasing my full length album which will be in the summer. It's just really exciting to be able to put together a piece of work that represents everything I do and perhaps show different sides that people wouldn't expect me to come out with."
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By Michael Pell
MTV Brand New For 2016 is presented by Emporio Armani Diamonds.
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