Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:07 am

Music What's Happenin'

Introducing Salique in his debut "Let Me In" featuring Mumzy Stranger

Salique is an exciting new British talent set to release his debut single ‘Let Me In’ on Thursday, 24th October. The 23 year old Londoner is an upcoming artist discovered and signed by independent UK record company, Black Label Records. He is a multi-talented singer-songwriter and fitness model who is following his childhood passion for music with the launch of his first release ‘Let Me In’, a collaboration with award winning British Asian star Mumzy Stranger. Check it out!

‘Let Me In’ brings a distinct sound with a fusion of R&B, Asian and Arabic harmonies giving music fans a flavor of Salique’s soulful, Punjabi and Arabic influences. The record is produced by Mumzy Stranger and also features a verse from the East London singer and rapper, who adds his trademark urban touch to the talented newcomer’s debut single. Salique says:

“I was 10 when I first realized my passion for music. Singing in the bathroom as most children do, I came out and my mum asked me to repeat what I had sung. Her exact words being ‘Do that again for me’. My very first fan had encouraged me to take this further, so I did, whenever and wherever I can and now I am proud to be able to launch my first single ‘Let Me In’”

Salique - Single CoverSalique takes inspiration from many artists including Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, Usher, Boyz II Men, Chris brown and the UK’s very own British Asian star Jay Sean. He continues:

“Growing up as a British Asian I have listened to and been inspired by artists from the East and West. This has encouraged me to make music which combines the best of both worlds. I’d like to bring a sense of innovation to my music whilst staying true to my roots and give 100 per cent in doing what I love.”

Salique is currently working with UK Top 10 and MOBO Award winning producer 2Play (Wesley Johnson) who has produced for the likes of Raghav, Jay Sean, Akon and many more. He is also in the studio with Asian Music Award winning Mumzy Stranger. Mumzy Stranger adds:

“I first started working with Salique a couple of years ago. He’s a talented young singer and has got a nice buzz building around him, definitely one to watch. I think everyone is going to really like what we’ve done with “Let Me In”, it sounds fresh and has a different vibe to what’s out there at the moment.”

Salique 1Having worked with 2Play and Mumzy Stranger, both producers have provided Salique with an urban sound that reflects his musical interest combining a British and Desi influence which pays homage to his cultural background, so expect more exciting sounds coming soon from one of the UK’s most promising new talents. Salique’s debut single ‘Let Me In’ featuring Mumzy Stranger is available to buy from iTunes on Thursday 24th October.