We love seeing our students get signed to labels. One of our BIMM Birmingham students SIPHO. has recently inked a deal with Dirty Hit, an independent record label based in West London.
The 1975 were the label’s first signing, reaching mainstream success and carving a path for many artists to follow. Other artists to grace the label are BIMM alumni Pale Waves, Wolf Alice, beabadoobee, Rina Sawayama, Leo Banji, AMA, Mac Wetha, and now, SIPHO.
SIPHO. had this to add about joining the Dirty Hit roster:
“Kris Tomkinson from BIMM initially introduced me to the guys at Dirty Hit and just helped me and my team keep the flame going. The study aspect just let me see the boundless options that come with the creative process as well as business-wise. It just helped me consider all the commerce of what I’m making. As much as you’re an artist, you’re also a brand and business.”
The multi-instrumentalist and multi-faceted musician is only 21 but has been making music since he was a child. Growing up in Birmingham, SIPHO.’s music is not just ‘good’ RnB, ‘good’ Gospel or ‘good’ electronic – it’s just categorically good and is able to reach people from all walks of life.
His latest release ‘MOONLIGHT’ is a dynamic two-sided single that speaks to his conflicting sides; the pair of songs make up both faces of the SIPHO. coin. It’s a solid introduction to the man himself.