Sapphire BEATSZ

As the son of a member of Afrostar Sound, Sapphire learned about timing and blending sounds by spinning beats. In around 2014 Sapphire stopped DJ-ing and started teaching himself to produce.

Sapphire is now looking at a long list of features with the likes of 67, K Trap, Headie One, Zone 2 & Mular Juice. You may not know these names however this is the forefront of UK Rap.

Before being an influencer of the UK Rap scene Sapphire had a penchant for Dubstep and US Rap which lead to early productions in the Trap genre.

Sapphire’s hard work paid off when his instrumentals started appearing in Tim Westwood Crib sessions, Blackbox Freestyles and features on compilations such as Drillmentary.

Lookking forward into the future Sapphire is looking at more providing the sound design for mainstream names that are cutting through on both sides of the Atlantic.

Affiliations: Brigade, GottiOnEm, Zone 2, 67, Shallow on the beat

Genres: Rap, Trap, Afroswing, UK Drill

Influences: Dubstep, Video Games, Dancehall, DJ-ing

Tools of the trade: Fruityloops 10 / 11