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Loick ‘n’ Lab

Guest Blogger: Tina Hart

So, we’ve been introduced to Tinie Tempah who’s spawned the biggest selling single by a UK artist this year with Pass Out, produced and guest-vocalled by his talented mate Labrinth. Labrinth caught the eye of Simon Cowell and was subsequently signed as a solo artist to his record label Syco which is part of Sony. Super-producer Labrinth worked his magic on Sony label mate Loick Essien’s new single, and here we have a recipe for sure-fire upcoming smash hits graced by more new (to the mainstream at least) UK urban superstars.

Loick Essien

No stranger to the entertainment industry, 19-year-old Loick has been involved in it for years having been a singer/dancer/performer/presenter since he was an even wee-er lad. It’s like he was born ready! Having provided guest vocals for buddies Sway, Bashy and Chipmunk he’s now making his biggest solo break courtesy of the infectious Love Drunk which is destined to infiltrate the mainstream chart, I predict top 10 at the very least. It’s all over the radio, the video’s been out for a week, and it’s finally going to drop on September 12.

An album from Loick is also in the offing and having recorded with some local and international heavyweight producers we can expect a musical masterpiece from Mr Essien later this year.


Gaining a lot of attention from helping Tinie Tempah Pass Out and get Frisky (not in a dodgy way) everyone’s talking about multi-talented Labrinth. He recently worked with Professor Green (who he briefly appeared alongside at V festival last weekend), Ellie Goulding, JLS, Pixie Lott and Gorillaz to name a few and is now bringing his happy hippy debut solo single Let the Sun Shine to the masses a couple of weeks after Loick brings his, on September 26.

Currently swanning around LA filming for his new video, there’s a rumour floating around that when Labrinth returns we might even see him on X Factor thanks to the man he calls Uncle Simon…


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