Cooly G (Merrisa Campbell) is a vocalist, producer, and DJ -- a fixture of England's esteemed Hyperdub label since 2009.
That's the year she issued the the 12" "Narst," featuring a battering A-side backed by "Love (Dub)," a soft collision between lovers rock reggae and contemporary R&B. By the end of 2009, she shared a split 12" with Mala as part of Hyperdub's series of five-year anniversary releases. The following year involved another Hyperdub 12" and a second split, this time shared with Scratcha DVA on DVA Music. Her "revoice" of King Midas Sound's "Meltdown" -- retitled "Spin Me Around" -- was one of the standouts on King Midas Sound's 2011 Without You compilation. The steamy vocal she recorded for it pointed the way to Playin' Me, her first album, released in July 2012 on Hyperdub. She has also remixed tracks by Zero 7 ("Medicine Man"), V.V. Brown ("Game Over"), Ke$ha ("Tik Tok"), and Speech Debelle ("I'm with It"). ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi