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New signings and rising stars (Jan–Feb 2020)

Pa Salieu, a new signing for the UK’s Echo Location Talent, is among the acts added to the rosters of international agents at the beginning of the new decade.

Find out more, including a full list of new signings, below…


Pa Salieu (UK)

Agents: Obi Asika and Jack Clark, Echo Location

Pa Salieu is a 22-year-old rapper from Coventry, England. He is proud of his Gambian heritage, fluent in Wolof and keen to represent his culture wherever possible. Pa has a deep-rooted belief that music is a calling bigger than him, whether that’s down to his family tribe’s folk music background, or the death of his close friend, AP, which drove him to write his first lyrics.

His new solo release, Dem a Lie, is a big step up sonically, helped by the production of Coolie, who is riding high on the back of his production on fellow Coventry local Jay 1’s hit record Your Mrs.

Agents Obi Asika and Jack Clark are looking at festival opportunities for Pa Salieu in summer 2020.


For full artist listings, including new signings for Primary Talent, UTA, ATC Live, X-ray, Paradigm, ITB and more, see the digital edition of IQ 87:

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