Rowdy Superst*r is the name of the London-raised non-conformist, who wilfully rebels against preconceptions to create work that transcends trends and guidelines.
“Rowdy Superst*r is like a meteorite that has crash landed from another musical planet and the performance matches the mood”, says designer Fred Butler. “This unstoppable comet ball of fire ignites the stage with his experimental tracks, lights, costumes and moves”.
Inspired by the likes of Prince, Bowie and M.I.A. and using light as his muse Rowdy’s music embodies the ethos of early hip-hop, punk and 90’s pop to concoct arrestingly bold songs, wily structures and melodic top lines.
After uploading a collection of demos called Avoid Lines, down tempo hip-pop track ‘Tick Tock’ and its art house video directed by Ollie Evans (The Gossip, Noisettes, The Klaxons) brought attention online, leading to collaborations with Patrick Wolf, Micachu and a feature with Zero 7. Rowdy continues to build a reputation on the underground in London for his riotous live performance art with dance duo The Hype Girls (Di and Fresh) as well as touring the world as a member of Atari Teenage Riot.
2010 saw Rowdy shot by Nick Knight for i-D magazine’s 30th Anniversary issue alongside the “Now, Then and Next” of music and fashion and tipped by Clash magazine as a future one to watch.
Rowdy’s debut album was co-produced with electronic pioneer Matthew Herbert (Björk, Róisín Murphy, Merz) and came out in 2012.