they want a man from brum – producer preditah readies us tour
Birmingham producer and DJ flies the UK flag in America.
Hot on the heels of Stormzy, Skepta and Little Simz, Birmingham producer and DJ Preditah is the latest British artist to be invited on a tour of the US. With the previously mentioned all selling out dates everywhere from Los Angeles to Atlanta, Preditah heads to the US in May to play New York, LA, San Fran, Baltimore and Denver, as well as Montreal. Particularly impressive given Pred isn't an MC or rapper - just a top don selecta and composer - and hails from Birmingham, rather than the grime-incubator that is east London.
Preditah is one of the most important musicians to emerge from Birmingham in recent years. The Boy Better Know affiliate, born Nathan Gerald, made his name with The Big Wok (which caught the attention of JME) followed by the seminal single Circles. He went onto remix everyone from Jessie Ware to Disclosure and Skepta (for whom he's also tour DJ), and has been behind, arguably, some of Grime's biggest hitters of the last 12 months - Solo 45's Feed 'Em To The Lions, Saf-1's She Wants A Man From Brum and his own smash, the Craig David sampling Selecta.