- Words Miriam Balanescu
The alias of Steesh and LKP, PSiMiTAR has served up their latest funk-infused single “Better Believe It”.
Since 2020, the producer slash rapper Steesh and vocalist slash DJ LKP have been putting a new spin on hip-hop and soul. Lauded by BBC Radio 1, Grammy award-winning Brasstracks, BBC Introducing, and more, they are swiftly becoming a fixture of the hip-hop scape.
Former members of the BiG BEAT BRONSON, the Northern duo have worked with icons of the genre including T3, Guilty Simpson, Khrysis, and more, as well as hitting up major music events, among them BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Secret Garden Party and T in the Park.
“Better Believe It” is their eighth single under the alias of PSiMiTAR – a 70s drenched, tightly wound, highly charged new release.
The pair have explained: “Better Believe is about the little voice in your head that tells you to never give up, and how we have to have self-belief to succeed at anything.”
Steesh has spoken further on his career: “One of the first standout moments for me musically was myspace, I made so many contacts and friendships back then, I connected with some of my hip hop and musical icons, collaborated and made music with a lot of them too. It made everyone so easy to connect with and everything so easy for a brief spell. I ended up travelling to miami to meet up with Butta Verses, an artist who was signed by Maseo of De La Soul, I ended up meeting Maseo and producing multiple tracks for Butta Verses and making a lot of new contacts and friends in the process. Being asked to play festivals in Lithuania was pretty out there and amazing, alongside some amazing, huge names and artists in the incredible city of Vilnius. An inspirational moment for me was being chosen to play at BBC Radio 1s big weekend, hearing them talk about us on BBC Radio 1, such an insane moment to be thrown into that situation, sharing the bill with Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters and so many more.”