Independent Artist Of The Week: SK SIMEON

June 19th 2017

From Melbourne-via-Uganda, SK Simeon combines reggae, dancehall and bass with a Jamaican style of singjaying that’s caught the attention of heavyweight producers including Machinedrum.

Incorporating singing and toasting in English and Luganda (his native language from Kampala in Uganda), SK Simeon’s music is infectious, energetic and filled with comedic flair.

After releasing his debut single ‘Melbourne Girls’ in 2013, Simeon has continued to link up with other artists from Melbourne’s dancehall scene, all the while garnering attention both here and abroad. He notes the likes of Philly Bongole Lutaaya, Super Cat, Maddox Ssematimba and Dennis Brown as early influences, and even has a Machinedrum remix to his name.

Since breaking onto the scene, SK Simeon has shaken stages across Melbourne and Sydney, including Island Vibes Festival – the first African festival in held in Melbourne and the most recent installment of Red Bull Sound Select, curated by FBi Radio. Keep your ear out for his second LP ‘Ram Dance Don’, the follow-up to his debut album ‘Digidance’ due out later this year.

Treat yourself to SK Simeon’s most recent single below.

Check out SK Simeon live in action at our FBi x Red Bull Sound Select party last month. Tune into Up For It every Monday morning to meet your new independent artist of the week!