AGGRO SANTOS

Genres: UK garage, Hip hop music, Dance music

Albums: AggroSantos.com, Girls, I Am On Holiday, Streetdance, Bravo Hits 70

Record labelMercury Records

 

Yuri “Aggro” Santos (born 12 October 1989) is a Brazilian rapper who lives in Balham, London.

Santos was discovered by UK underground TV channel ChannelAka (then known as Channel U), after his underground anthem ‘Free Yard’ soared to #1 on the TV station for 17 weeks in 2006. Having built an underground following, his material was shown to Take That‘s Gary Barlow and he was signed to Barlow’s label Future Records in 2010, an independent imprint of Universal Records before releasing his second mix-tape, “Rhythm N Flow” in 2010 where he collaborated with Ironik, Giggs and North London’s Marvell.

In 2013 Santos signed to FOD Records which is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Italy. He announced via his Twitter, website and Facebook fan page he will be recording a new album with the label. In June 2013 the rapper set off to Miami to begin recording with Lu Diaz of the Diaz Brothers, who is most famous for being one of the best record mixers in the USA and also for signing Cuban rapper Pitbull (rapper). They began writing the album at the notoriously famous Miami power house, The Hit Factory. During that session songs such as ‘Love Like This’, which went on to being #1 on the club record charts in Ibiza and #2 & #8 in club charts in Greece and the UK. The video for this single which was shot in Miami by David Rosseau (Pitbull, lil Wayne etc.) was uploaded to Santos’ VEVO account in August 2013.

In 2014 Santos carried on writing parts of the new Album having sessions in Sweden with Quiz and Larossi, Miami with Lu Diaz and Munich with Milk & Sugar. The album writing process is still on going. On the 23rd of March, he shot the video for a new humorous hearted but fun song entitled “Selfie Selfie Selfie”, A soft warm up release which Santos himself described as ‘A joke song taking a jab at the new selfie culture in a light hearted way’.