Hardy Caprio – Artist
Regarded as the next to fly the flag for Croydon, Hardy Caprio has quickly proven why he is worthy of this title that is so highly anticipated, by gatecrashing and setting his own tone in the UK Grime, Rap and Garage scene.
Hardy’s ground breaking release came from the second instalment of ‘Hardy Season’ which was his Warm-Up session via SBTV over the prestigious ‘Wifey Riddim’. This exposed Hardy to overnight recognition from Industry related platforms, fellow artist and an online feature in RWD magazine. Hardy went on to issue the follow up of the Soundbwoy series with Soundbwoy 2, where once again demonstrates his ability over a very traditional sounding Grime beat, produced by Kid D. This release gained features from MTV, RWD Mag and various other respected online platforms.
the Biggest focal points for Hardy came in Summer 2017 with the arrival of the hit song ‘Unsigned’, which collected over 10 million streams and 5million YouTube views. This resulted in Hardy gaining chart success in the Official UK top 50 and #2 in the official UK independent chart. In addition to this, Hardy was recognised by Music week as #1 independent chart breakers. Despite these phenomenal points for an independent act, Hardy also broke through to BBC Radio 1’s C list, in addition to BBC 1xtra, Capital Xtra and Kiss Fresh A-list.
Speaking: Hardy Caprio in Conversation with SCULLY
18:00 – 19:00
A true meeting of minds, Keynote 2 will hear No Signal co-founder Scully in conversation with Hardy Caprio.
A figurehead of the afro-swing movement, Croydon’s own Hardy Caprio had his breakthrough moment in 2017 and has today amassed millions of streams. Also boasting a first class degree in Finance & Accounting, expect to learn about his journey to date, the highs and lows of being a successful recording artist, along with an exclusive look at what’s to come.