Wizzy Wow

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Isra Andja-Diumi Lohata (born June 12, 1989), better known as Wizzy Wow is a songwriter, musician and music-producer under the Renowned Label. He is responsible for such songs as Chipmunk's "Role Model" off the platinum-selling[1] debut album "I Am Chipmunk", Wretch 32's "Never Be Me" featuring Angel from gold-certified[2] "Black and White", Tinie Tempah's "Lucky Cunt" featuring Big Sean off the "Happy Birthday mixtape", Chrisette Michele's "Cherades" featuring 2 Chainz and Taio Cruz's "Dirty Picture" featuring Ke$ha. Other artists he has produced for include Estelle, Roll Deep, Boy Better Know, Mz Bratt and Kano.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sweden of African heritage, Wizzy Wow moved to Tottenham, North London, United Kingdom at the age of 10. He speaks of first being inspired to produce music at the age of twelve after being inspired by South London Grime collective So Solid Crew. He started out producing on fruity loops, a production software strongly tied to the underground rise of Grime music. Growing up in Tottenham on the notorious Tiverton estate alongside rapper Wretch 32, Wizzy Wow also helped form the Grime Collective 'Combination Chain Gang'. Being a self-taught keys player, Wizzy Wow also studied music at Conel College in Tottenham.

Early career[edit]

Wizzy is most known for his work alongside the UK’s leading Grime pioneers and rap artists from the likes of Kano, Wretch 32, Chipmunk, Roll Deep and Tinie Tempah. Early recognition was given when his productions appeared on Wretch 32’s Wretchrospective mixtape [Be Cool + Be Cool Remix] and Chipmunk’s debut platinum-selling "I Am Chipmunk" album [Role Model + I Am Interval].

Current Works[edit]

He currently produces across a range of musical genres including Hip-Hop, R&B, Grime and bespoke music. His productions have been used for advertising campaigns including ‘Hard Court High’[3] also featuring Chipmunk for Adidas/Footlocker and Adidas’ and also ‘Take the Stage’ 2012 Olympic Campaign [4] also featuring Wretch 32. His recent writing collaborations have seen him writing and producing on both sides of the Atlantic with Tinie Tempah, Big Sean, Wretch 32, Taio Cruz, 2 Chainz, Chrisette Michele, Estelle, Kano and Roll Deep, his works have amassed over half a million records sold.

Discography[edit]

Song Artist Credit Album Release Date UK Chart
Know About Me King Space Production Know About Me (Heisenberg) - Single 19 November 2013 N/A
Alter Ego Wretch 32 feat. Kano & Mercston Production Wretchercise 15 August 2012 N/A
Be Cool Wretch 32 feat. Wizzy Wow Feature & Production Wretchrospective 12 November 2012 N/A
Be Cool (Remix) Wretch 32 feat. Wizzy Wow, Tinie Tempah, Scorcher, Bashy, Sway & Chipmunk Feature & Production Wretchrospective 12 November 2012 N/A
Cherades Chrisette Michele feat. 2 Chainz Production Audrey Hepburn: The Mixtape TBC N/A
Dirty Picture Taio Cruz feat. Ke$ha Joint-Production Rokstarr 12 October 2009 6
I Am (Interval) Chipmunk Production I Am Chipmunk 23 April 2010 N/A
Killing Them Mz Bratt feat. Wizzy Wow & Roses Gabor Feature & Production Elements 5 July 2011 N/A
Lucky C**t Tinie Tempah feat. Big Sean Production Happy Birthday 16 December 2011 N/A
Never Be Me Wretch 32 feat. Angel Production Black and White 22 August 2011 N/A
Let Yourself Go Wretch 32 Production
Role Model Chipmunk Production I Am Chipmunk 23 April 2010 N/A
Swagga Roll Deep Production N/A N/A N/A
The Life Estelle Production All of Me 24 February 2012 N/A
You Ain't Fresh Like Me Bigz feat. Wretch 32, Scorcher & Wizzy Wow Feature & Production Flight of the Navigator 2009 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chipmunk :: Transition :: Jive Records/Sony Music". Rapreviews.com. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Wretch 32 'Black And White' goes gold". Music-News.com. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ Running time: 03:01. "Hard Court Hi - Chipmunk ft Wizzy Wow - SPAZZZ.COM | Video Youtube - NMETV Latest Music Videos and Clips". Nme.Com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Wretch 32 leads adidas' Take the Stage: all 2012 advert [Video". SoulCulture. 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-11-07.