Straight to the Point: Rowdy Superst*r0
Rowdy Superst*r gets all up in the Bodytonic face with some straight answers and a killer mixtape selection...
Rowdy Superst*r is the name of the London-raised non-conformist, who wilfully rebels against preconceptions to create work that transcends trends and guidelines. Of late a member of Atari Teenage Riot, Rowdy's solo work is now coming on strong - read on for more info, a Q&A and a dope mixtape.
"Rowdy Superst*r is like a meteorite that has crash landed from another musical planet and the performance matches the mood", says designer Fred Butler. "This unstoppable comet ball of fire ignites the stage with his experimental tracks, lights, costumes and moves".
Inspired by the likes of Prince, Bowie and M.I.A. and using light as his muse Rowdy's music embodies the ethos of early hip-hop, punk and 90's pop to concoct arrestingly bold songs, wily structures and melodic top lines.
After uploading a collection of demos called Avoid Lines, down tempo hip-pop track 'Tick Tock' and its art house video directed by Ollie Evans (The Gossip, Noisettes, The Klaxons) brought attention online, leading to collaborations with Patrick Wolf, Micachu and a feature with Zero 7. Rowdy continues to build a reputation on the underground in London for his riotous live performance art with dance duo The Hype Girls (Di and Fresh).
2010 saw Rowdy shot by Nick Knight for i-D magazine's 30th Anniversary issue alongside the "Now, Then and Next" of music and fashion and tipped by Clash magazine as a future one to watch.
Rowdy''s single 'Never Let Go' is out on 9th July on Matthew Herbert's Accidental imprint.
- NEWPOWERINTRO_ - Rowdy Superstar
- GUESSWHOS_2012 - Rowdy Superstar
- Idioteque_! - Rowdy Superstar
- IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND 4-3-12 - Dave O
- Give It 2 Me < - Rowdy Superstar
- L.O.V.E_2012 - Rowdy Superstar
- Mother's Word. - TrudieDawnSmith
- ROSES_(featuring Rowdy Superstar) - Cocknbullkid
- NOWHERE 2 - Rowdy Superstar
- stat___ic - Rowdy Superstar
- Divorce - X & Y
- AMILLIONDISTRACTIONS - Rowdy Superstar
- VOICES - Rowdy Superstar
- TROUBADOUR - The Decibel
Now, let's get Straight to the Point...
First 12" record bought...
Bobby brown - Don't be Cruel album
Last record I listened to was...
YMO - Yellow Magic Orchestra
The record I pretend I don't love is
Spice world. No shame. Ok well just a little.
The record I always go back to…
Prince - Parade
My biggest musical inspiration is...
At the moment the sounds of the subway in berlin.
My first gigging experience was…
In 2006....In an east London warehouse rave... Where i met patrick wolf and bishi for the first time..... That rave will never be forgotten or fully remembered. Haha
My worst gigging experience was…
Never had one. There's always a way to spin it around.
My best gigging experience was…
Stodola in Poland! The crowd go innnsane!
The person I would most like to share a stage with would be…
The Tupac hologram.
If I wasn’t a musician/DJ I would be a…
A cleaner, bar staff, porn star, shelf filler in sainsbury's (in house joke)..SERIOUSLY.... Id most prob be a film maker.
Favorite YouTube video...
Look into the light by some great emerging artist called Rowdy Superstar.
If you're floating around London on July 10th, you can check out a Rowdy show at White Heat at Madame JoJo's