Glasgow-based LuckyMe protégée S-Type set for live shows

Glasgow-based LuckyMe protégée S-Type set for live shows

Remix schedule includes work for Aluna George, Jamie Lidell and Lianne La Havas

LuckyMe protégée S-Type, aka Bobby Perman, has been necking a combo of sick hip hop stimulants. ‘I’ve just had a bowl of porridge and a cup of tea,’ admits the ingenious electronic producer, warming up in his Glasgow studio. ‘I’ve only recently started eating breakfast, and I’m way more productive and focused. I used to prefer working in the night, but it throws off my entire next day. Also, because I’m travelling a lot now, I need to look after myself more. Let’s see how long that lasts.’

Let’s hope it prevails indefinitely, because S-Type is loaded with ultra-funk promise. In between touring Europe and working on a new EP, the pianist, drummer and beat-maker remixed the new Aluna George single, ‘Attracting Flies’, and Jamie Lidell and Lianne La Havas remixes are forthcoming (among others).

Last year saw the release of S-Type’s heroic, synth-blazing ‘Billboard’ EP (his LuckyMe debut) and star on Rustie’s Radio 1 Essential Mix – and over the past decade, Perman has issued tracks via Phuturelabs and Surface Pressure, the latter of which is run by his brother (and FOUND pop-wizard) Tommy. S-Type’s sense of kinship extends to LuckyMe. ‘It always on the cards,’ he says of signing with the brilliant Glasgow hip-hop collective. ‘I’ve known them since before the label. We’re family.’

Indeed, S-Type and LuckyMe ally Hudson Mohawke traded beats as kids. ‘We were MSN buddies for a few years before we met,’ Edinburgh-raised Perman recalls. ‘We talked about the usual teenager shit. We laughed about terrible Scottish rappers.’

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Edinburgh-born hip-hop producer Bobby Perman from Glasgow's respected LuckyMe stable.