Fast-rising London-based artist/producer trio TEAM SALUT are having a stellar game-changing 2018 already, and we are just three months in. They are the forces behind the excellent new Yxng Bane single ‘Vroom’, which has already amassed 7 million plays on Spotify and YouTube, and they also produced Afro B’s new viral hit ‘Drogba’, which has nearly 4 million plays under its belt, without a music video, after causing a massive stir on social media with the #DrogbaChallenge. Today, the trio are proud to debut their brand new single ‘Buss It Up’ featuring Big Tobz and Deefundo, premiered via Highsnobiety and BBC 1Xtra.
With over 50 million plays already under their belt, co-signs from Spotify, BBC 1Xtra, Channel 4, Red Bull, and Boxpark, among others, two UK Top 40 singles and BBC Radio 1 A-list to their name, collaborations with the likes of PARTYNEXTDOOR, Stefflon Don, ZAYN, Rita Ora and Emeli Sande, and production credits on some of the country’s biggest records, TeamSalut have been reshaping the British music landscape and culture over the past 18 months.
While the likes of J Hus, Kojo Funds and Yxng Bane have undoubtedly been at the artist forefront of the fast-rising UK ‘Afrowave’ movement, Team Salut are, without question, one of its most pioneering behind-the-boards figures, having produced some of its biggest hits – from Eugy and Mr. Eazi’s summer smash ‘Dance For Me’, to Tion Wayne’s breakthrough record ‘Minor’, to Afro B’s ‘Stay Winning’ featuring Grammy Award-nominated rapper Wale and Sneakbo.
More recently, Team Salut have stepped out into the forefront, as artists in their own rights, with their ‘Hot Property’ single and accompanying video, which features Tion Wayne, Afro B and Eugy. Already looking like another game changer for the UK ‘AfroWave’ scene with nearly a million plays already, the single has been championed by BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, MTV UK,Rinse FM, Radar Radio, Wonderland Magazine, The FADER, Highsnobiety, Notion Magazine, Earmilk, GRM Daily, Link Up TV and the MOBO Awards, among others.
Having completed a stint of three sold-out party residencies for Boxpark as well as a sold-out Christmas party withBirthdays in 2017, Team Salut released their second single ‘Wagon’ featuring Afrotrap star Naira Marley in December, which has already surpassed 500,000 plays. The artist/producer trio have just announced a new event at Bussey Building called Dance N Motion which coincides with the recent launch of their new dance video series of the same name. Dance N Motion the event launches on May 24, with a line-up that features Team Salut, alongside special guests DJ Neptizzle, Hagan, and special guest Eugy.
Having been widely revered as one of the pioneers of the UK’s Afrowave and Afrobashment scene, Team Salut are swiftly staking their claim, now as artists in their own rights, and as one of the leading producers of this burgeoning landscape. Delivering hit after hit, their brand new single ‘Buss It Up’ as well as the previously released ‘Hot Property’ and ‘Wagon’, showcase their trademark perfect hybrid backdrop of Afrobeats, UK Rap and Dancehall music. Watch Team Salut take 2018 to new peaks with the release of their highly anticipated debut EP later this year.