Downtown Music Publishing Signs U.K. 'Grime' Producer/Songwriter Zdot
June 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PT)
DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING has signed cutting-edge U.K. producer/songwriter ZDOT. A cornerstone in the U.K. Grime scene, ZDOT has worked with the likes of WILEY, STORMZY, LADY LESHURR, KREPT & KONAN, DEVLIN and KANO, among others.
After producing multiple songs on U.K Grime MC BUGZY MALONE's chart-topping 2015 debut album, "Walk With Me," ZDOT most recently produced two tracks on MALONE's second album, "Facing Time," which charted at #6 on the Official U.K. Album Chart. He also had multiple cuts on WILEY's 2014 album, "Snakes & Ladders," and produced STORMZY's breakthrough 2015 single, "Know Me From," which was featured on BBC RADIO 1.
ZDOT is managed by NEALE EASTERBY of EMPIRE ARTIST MANAGEMENT.
Commented DOWNTOWN U.K. A&R Manager TOM GRAHAM: "We're thrilled to be working with ZDOT. He's incredibly talented, hard-working, ambitious, and defines what we're all about at DOWNTOWN. We're equally excited about working in partnership with EMPIRE -- solid management makes all the difference."
ZDOT's productions have been a popular choice among brands. He had a huge impact with "Queen's Speech 4" by LADY LESHURR, which was used in the SAMSUNG GALAXY's NORTH AMERICAN 'It's Not a Phone - It's a GALAXY' advertisement. His track "Just Desserts" with CHARLI XCX was used in a TOM FORD campaign two years in a row, and he was also credited with composing the theme song for TEAM SKY's TOUR DE FRANCE 2012 campaign.
Outside of his production work, ZDOT is also working on releases for his own joint venture label, 101 MUSIC, in conjunction with SONY RCA. This year will feature diverse collaborations including STORMZY, SACHA SKARBEK, PLAN B, WOLF ALICE, SLAVES, JELANI BLACKMAN and JIN JIN.