Steel Banglez’s discography reads like a who’s who of the breaking British music scene. At the forefront are his ground-breaking productions for Birmingham rapper Mist, with ‘Karla’s Back’, ‘Ain’t The Same’ and ‘Hot Property’ just some of the tracks that have amassed millions of streams in no time at all.
And yet the East London producer is no overnight sensation. Paying his dues over the course of almost a decade, Steel Banglez’s Midas touch can be heard everywhere, notably on tracks from Giggs, Ghetts, Wiley, Krept & Konan, Yungen and MoStack as well as his remix of Rudimental’s ‘Sun Comes Up’. Without doubt, Steel Banglez is a bona fide super-producer. Everything about Steel Banglez’s upbringing was subconsciously directing him to where he is today. The son of Indian parents who claimed asylum and uprooted to East Ham, he grew up in a house shared by three families and was surrounded by Punjabi music. Home was full of traditional instruments such as the harmonium, the tabla and the tumbi, but it was the keyboard that first captured his imagination. The young Steel Banglez had a natural flair for music, which was encouraged by a teacher who let him develop his skills on Cubase while the rest of the class stuck to the curriculum. Soon he was a regular on several key pirate stations such as Mystic FM, Déjà vu FM and Heat FM.