D-Saro is pretty on the nose when he suggests in his new single ‘Conundrum’ that he ‘ain’t your average joe from London’. He has previously worked (under a different artist name) with grime collective Roll Deep, alongside the likes of Wiley, DJ Target & J2K, as well as supporting The Game and Flo Rida. However, he soon became frustrated by the red tape and politics that are endemic to the urban scene and decided to set up his own label with a friend, catalysed by a brush with death in 2016 when he suffered from a heart attack related to a rare heart condition.
‘Conundrum’ is his third release as D-Saro, following on from his salvation-themed ‘Save Me’ and the touching, celebrity-backed (Stormzy, Harry Kane) charity single ‘Fight Like Micky’, written to raise money for a local youngster struggling with a rare form of leukaemia. ‘Conundrum’ has a lighter feel than previous releases, tapping into the current musical zeitgeist with an upbeat and bouncy afro-beat sound. The track is produced by Term, celebrated for his work with Skepta, Devlin and Maverick Sabre and has amassed over 7.6 million views.