New Signing Draper Announces UK Dates; Listen To Socha EP Here

February 2, 2018 BY Nettwerk



Nettwerk is happy to welcome rising UK producer Draper to the Nettwerk Music Group’s label roster.

The talented, London based producer exemplifies the term ‘rising star’, who proves that producing is a true art form in its own right; with his intelligent song writing and distinctive brand of vibrant production.

In 2010 Draper released his first digital EP, The Introduction, which received online buzz and brought him to the attention of Bring Me The Horizon front man, Oliver Sykes. Following a successful live performance with the band at Brixton Academy in London, Draper began writing sections for the band’s live sets.

2012 saw Draper joined pop star Rita Ora at Capital Radio’s Summerball festival and performed to a sold out Wembley Stadium. Since then he has become one of the most in-demand production and writing talents, embarking on projects with the likes of Itch, Twin Atlantic and All Saints as well as furthering collaborations with Låpsley, having previously written and produced her BBC Sound Poll Shortlisted hit single “Falling Short.”

Draper reach new heights in 2016 with the infectious track “Break Over You,” a neat collaboration with Scottish indie band Prides, which was met with critical and commercial acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing. The track reached over 2 million Spotify plays and retail placements in excess of 8000 stores worldwide.

Over the last couple of years has seen Draper play a slew of summer festivals, growing his already expanding fanbase and galvanizing radio support from the likes of BBC Introducing and Radio 1. 2017 saw Draper continuing his love for collaborations with the release of his EP Luminous, with features Sam Sure (“Want You More”), Kyko (“IOU”) and MILCK (“Reaction”).

After witnessing a rapturous live performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Nettwerk quickly snapped up Draper for an international record deal. The first release with his new label home is the EP Socha, featuring a more laidback vibe then previous releases. Stream the Socha EP above.

“It’s a mindful journey into an expressive side of music that contrasts my usual style of music.” Draper explains. “I love writing in this area of music to untie all the complications of the pop/electronic world.” 

Currently writing more new material for 2018, Draper will be on a co-headline UK tour with Man Without Country this April.

“I’m extremely excited to put my new show and music to the test on my debut UK tour! It’s going to be a rager.”

Tour Dates (co-headline w/ Man Without Country):

April 7th – Stoke, UK @ The Sugarmill

April 8th – Hull, UK @ The Adelphi

April 9th – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade

April 11th – Leeds, UK @ Oporto

April 12th – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen

April 13th – London, UK @ Oslo Hackney

April 14th – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega

April 16th – Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert

April 17th – Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank 

April 18th – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s

April 19th – Liverpool, UK Sound Basement