Reece Samuels, better known as Abnormal Sleepz, is a multi-talented artist emerging amongst a new wave of Manchester excellence. His imminent “Kaleidoscope LP” – on Lenzman’s boutique label “The North Quarter” – showcases the full range of his artistry. Mostly self-produced, the debut – which features the much loved single “Textures” – sees Sleepz combine a cutting edge musical palette with honest, introspective lyrics that will undoubtedly make Abnormal Sleepz a household name in the UK.
Obsessed with a wide range of genres from an early age, Sleepz has spent years developing his craft. What started with spitting bars on playgrounds and recording DJ sets in his bedroom eventually led to studying the engineering game at a local studio and earning a residency as a DJ in Ibiza.
As an artist he took his time to develop his sound. Along the way he formed “The Abnormal Substance” movement with Mac & Padda 1. He also released numerous mixtapes with Mac Real on production. As he became more versed in the studio and experienced as an artist, Sleepz managed to organically combine his love for Hip Hop, Soul and Grime into a clear vision, a signature sound. This resulted in the release of his first solo mixtape: “The Meditape”. Based on the ’10 Paramis (10 perfections)’ revised within the Buddhist culture, he gives us a carefully thought through concept project that reinforces the mellow, experimental character he’s well known for amongst his developing fan base. This was followed by “The Meditape Two” which, while an extensions and sequel, also demonstrated his growth and progress in just a year.
Currently he effortlessly moves between Djing, production for other artists, such as Pip Millet (….) to releasing his own unique brand of music. The future is bright for this musical chameleon as is just getting warming up.