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D.Pierre: Unsigned Hype From London Town

“Haters are going to hate let em’ try, though; I was never bothered by a typo.”

— D. Pierre

We’re about to go across the pond right now and feature a brother by the name of D.Pierre. He’s a relatively new artist, with only a handful of tracks available, but the handful holds some serious weight. He wears a ton of hats — as a producer, an artist, and a director; in fact, he directed most of his visuals. His sound has a serious UK aura to it, and is a playful blend of the ever popular grime movement, straight up hip-hop, and EDM elements. The result is quality joints that are radio/club ready.

He also has the image to match; with a flat top, and almost nerdy appeal (i.e., the pixel glasses in his promo pictures), he sets himself apart visually. Sonically, he’s ready to go. The catchy — commercial — the sing-song appeal of songs like “My Love,” and “I Want It,” are undeniable. On his “Speakerbox Riddim” joint, though, he shows that he has bars on deck. The same can be said for “More,” where he deals with heartbreak on wax, and one of the highlights of his page, the swagged out “Queen,” which sees D.Pierre dropping some Caribbean flows on a grimy dancehall flip. I was also partial to the piano-laced, and probably most personal joint, “From Time.”

“With influences that include Skepta, Popcaan, Katy B, and — oddly enough Styles P of the LOX — his goal in the industry is, in his words, to “make relevant music that people enjoy listening to.” He’s currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on his debut EP while prepping new singles. D.Pierre is rank with potential and is a great find for you readers looking for some international talent.

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