Proclaiming a resilient demeanour Tino Kamal has been climbing through the ranks and he elevates to his highest level so far with his latest release ‘Mistaken’, featuring producer and artist Dukus. Taken from his ADHD album release, Tino’s eclectic edge is an incarnation of trap and pop and his flow oozes with a melodic and rhythmic edge providing a versatile twist to the artist. His flair for merging different genres allows him to develop a sound that lies on the cusp of the mainstream and underground scene.
Hailing from West London, Tino has catapulted onto the radar of key industry heads including the likes of fashion photographer Nick Night OBE and Atlantic Record’s A&R Twin B. He launched into the scene with his single ‘London Baby’ and has since released bangers such as ‘Shooters’, ‘London Kings’, ‘Go’ as well as his project ‘Young Salvador’. He also appeared in Charlie Sloth’s infamous ‘Fire In The Street’ series back in 2014. In addition to his musical endeavours, he also delves into the world of fashion where he models and was featured in Wonderland’s Dolce AW14 campaign.
Music has been the catalyst for his creativity and it has provided the gateway to allow him to freely vent and express his thoughts. Not only does it provide him with the canvas to showcase his vision but it allows him to have a sense of freedom, something he is not only grateful for but respects too, following a stint in prison that saw him face the prospect of life imprisonment due to a case of ‘Mistaken’ identity. “Freedom is everything to me, creatively, all that s***. ‘Mistaken’ is just my black & white way of telling you where I’ve come from as of lately and how I was feeling at that moment in time. Being locked up in a cage for 23hrs a day for 20+ yrs isn’t a life I planned on seeing but I guess I gotta thank those four walls for the time spent within them because my music’s powerful!”