Configa is a celebrated British hip-hop producer that has worked with numerous notable artists in the industry, crafting beats and composing music that has garnered critical acclaim and commercial success. Configa’s unique production style blends elements of classic boom-bap, soulful samples, and hard-hitting drums, creating a signature sound that resonates with fans and artists alike.
His commitment to delivering high-quality production, combined with his passion for the genre, has allowed him to connect with a wide array of artists, including being the producer/Executive Producer on the last two critically acclaimed albums from 2 x Grammy Award Winners Arrested Development, collaborating with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chuck D (Public Enemy), remixing for Tim Burgess of the Charlatans; as well as work with Hip-Hop legends Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Monie Love and The Sugarhill Gang amongst many others. His collaborations have resulted in successful releases and have further solidified his position as a sought-after producer.
Configa’s commitment to authenticity and his willingness to push boundaries have set him apart as a creative who is not afraid to innovate while paying homage to the foundations of Hip-Hop.
Beyond his work as a producer, a lifelong Hip-Hop head and intellectual thinker, Configa also obtained his PhD - in which he wrote his Doctoral thesis on the intersection of Hip-Hop culture and ethnicity - exploring the Hip-Hop scene in his home region.
He has also actively engaged in mentoring and promoting aspiring musicians through his Laidlaw Media PR outfit and runs his own record label, Configaration Records.
NEW RELEASE - "Summertime"
Drs Configa and Tommy Evans - the world's first producer-rapper-PhD combo - assemble for the first single taken from their forthcoming album Jolicoeur!
With their singular groove sound, the dynamic duo are bonafide triple OGs in the game.
“Summertime” is a timely up-tempo track to resurrect the sunshine back to Blighty!
Tommy Evans delivers that West London signature vibrant energy over Configa’s mellow wah-wah guitars, ascendant piano stabs and soul claps. This pitch perfect package is completed by an infectious chorus featuring the melodic vocals of Bajan Neo-Soul artist Matthew Allman.
NEW RELEASE - "Hot Like Me"
Configa reunites with LA songstress Sulpacio Jones for this sexy R&B hit.
“Hot Like Me” is taken from their forthcoming EP Up & Away.
Sulpacio's daring heat compliments soul music harmonies and melodies like "Pipes on the back of the Impala". Featuring a bonfire verse from up-and-coming rapper T Slack, this song truly is a pulsating love in the California sun; definitely for the grown and sexy folk! > https://www.youtube.com/@Configa/releases
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