P.C.T in 2010
|Genres||Hip hop, electronic, dance|
|Labels||Danger Money Records|
P.C.T is a London-based independent recording artist/producer who produces Hip-Hop/Electronic music (with some R&B and soul influences). "P" has released numerous singles, freestyles, an EP and performed around Greater London.
Growing up in London, England, P.C.T first took up music as a hobby during his time at primary school, where he took lessons in playing both the recorder and the guitar (in addition to occasionally writing songs of his own).
After primary school (and having always been more enthusiastic about football), "P" fell back into music in Summer 1998 as it was the only school class that still had places available when he arrived late on GCSE subject selection day. Nonetheless, it was here that 'P' was formally introduced to composing and writing songs. Making music eventually grew from being a mere hobby into a genuine passion.
In April 2001, after noticing a lack of originality in the work of some popular Hip-Hop acts of the time, P took on the moniker 'Trik' and began to write and perform his own Hip-Hop songs. P eventually replaced the name 'Trik' with "P.C.T" (to show that rather than a musical 'act', he was merely being himself).
After developing his music industry knowledge via some part-time work as a roadie / A&R for a popular DJ in 2002, P continued to develop as a producer. That said, after completing a 6-month music / business course, he took up a career within the industry by establishing independent record label Danger Money Records.
P's first "Freestyle"/unofficial promotional single, "You Know What To Do", was never released although it was played by various DJs on numerous underground radio stations during Winter 2004. His second unofficial promo single, "Danger Money Black Gang Shine" (a collaboration with local producer Poppa Sprinkle) was also never released, although it was played by various DJs on both underground and commercial radio stations (including DJ 279 and Phoebe One on Choice FM, Dan Greenpeace on XFM and others). The track was also played at the 'Sound' nightclub in Leicester Square, London, during Summer 2005.
P's third promo single, "Block To The Bar" - a collaboration with local producer Dnyce (and local rapper Strategy) which was played by various DJs on a number of underground radio stations, was released on 28 March 2006.
P's fourth promo single, "Life Is A Gift" (a collaboration with Liverpool artists Defiance, Young Kof and Pyro), was played on stations such as BBC Radio 1Xtra and numerous underground stations, further to being released as a free download via all featured artists' "MySpace" webpages in Summer 2006.
P's first official single, "Here We Go (Finally)" was released on 7 May 2007 and the promotional music video for it was played on Sky Digital (UK & Ireland) channels such as Channel U and BEN Television.
P's second single, "Keep It Gully (v.2)", which was released on 14 January 2008, was played on commercial radio stations by DJs such as Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 (it was also played by other DJs on various underground radio stations).
P's third single, "Shooting Star", was released on 9 June 2008 and played on commercial stations such as BBC Radio 1Xtra, as well as various underground ones too.
P's fourth single, "Drift Away", was given a limited release from 12 July 2010 (a month after "The Digital Lyrical Miracle EP" it appeared on) until 14 October 2015 [a Legal Battle is currently being fought to have it removed from sale by a German Digital Distributor that Breached its Contract with Danger Money Records].
P's fifth single, "Bubbles Go Bang", which was released on 21 November 2011, was broadcast on commercial radio stations such as Kiss (UK), further to which its video was also aired on television channels such as The Box (UK) and Virgin TV (UK [it has been viewed 63,695 times on YouTube]).
P's sixth single, "My Desire", was released on 20 February 2012, and was played on commercial radio stations such as Kiss (UK), further to which its video was also aired on television stations such as Kiss TV (UK [it has been viewed 7,436 times on YouTube]).
P has appeared in publications such as RWD (2010), Touch Magazine (2007), Whats Poppin (2006), Invincible Magazine (2006), StreetCred Magazine, BaseAd etc. Also, having been on a hiatus from music production since 2012, he is currently working on an EP and Tour set for release/commencement in 2018.
P's music has a futuristic sound, via its electronic aesthetic and the avant-garde songcraft that underpins it. Its themes include life, the world, people etc., all of which are complemented by P's eclectic musical taste (e.g. elements of Reggae / Classical etc.). That said, P's music is still unique / relateable.
|Date of release||Title||UK Top 40 Chart Position||Billboard 200 Position|
|21 Jun 2010||"The Digital Lyrical Miracle EP"||-||N/A|
|Date of release||Title||UK Top 40 Chart Position||Billboard Hot 100 Position||Album / EP|
|7 May 2007||"Here We Go (Finally)"||-||-||N/A|
|14 Jan 2008||"Keep It Gully (v.2)"||-||-||N/A|
|9 Jun 2008||"Shooting Star"||-||-||N/A|
|12 Jul 2010||"Drift Away"||-||-||The Digital Lyrical Miracle EP|
|21 Nov 2011||"Bubbles Go Bang"||-||-||N/A|
|2 Feb 2012||"My Desire"||-||-||N/A|
|Summer 2018||"[Single]"||-||-||[EP, Winter 2018]|