After a 2016 that saw Avelino nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards and be named on BBC 1Xtra’s Hot for 2017 list, the Tottenham rapper launches into 2017 with the release of explosive new single ‘Energy’ featuring Stormzy and Skepta. Listen now on the Shoot Matchday Stadium Playlist!
Staking his ownership of the track; Avelino launches into ‘Energy’ with his trademark flow and unmistakeable dexterity before inviting his long-time friends; grime trailblazer Stormzy and Mercury Prize-winner Skepta to bring their heat to the beat. ‘Energy’ is the first track to feature verses from both grime heavyweights.
After bubbling away on the UK underground rap scene, Avelino’s breakthrough came with the release of his debut mixtape; leading to a coveted support slot on Stormzy’s first UK tour and a phenomenally successful collaborative mixtape with Wretch 32, Young Fire Old Flame.
Ever-prolific, Avelino has consistently released cuts showcasing his innate lyricism and innovative productions. His 2016 F.Y.O EP received support from a wealth of tastemaker publications including Pigeons & Planes, HUNGER, FACT, Complex and more.
‘Energy’ stands Avelino forefront to two of UK grime’s biggest names; a powerful statement of intent from this undeniable act to watch.
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