Definitely the first and most likely the last hip-hop artist to sample Westlife, the multi-talented Ironik is among the rising talents from the U.K.’s urban music picture. Delivered Michael Laurence in 1988, Ironik began DJing at age 13 at his uncle Steve Gordon’s TwiceasNice celebrations and later gained a support slot machine on Therefore Solid Crew’s U.K. tour. At 16 he was creating for various performers, with 20 he agreed upon to the Asylum label, an offshoot of Atlantic/Warner Bros., beneath the moniker Ironik. Accumulating a devoted Internet pursuing, he was voted the main unsigned musician on MySpace for 90 days and his first one, “So Great,” became a staple for the metropolitan music Route U. Nonetheless it was his second discharge, “Stick with Me,” that became his breakthrough strike, charting at amount five in the U.K. Discussed his anxieties for his ten-year-old sister developing up within a culture rife with blade crime and assault, it bizarrely sampled “Written in the Celebrities,” a monitor from Westlife’s Unbreakable, Vol. 1: THE BEST Hits album. Influenced by U.K. grime performers Wiley and Dizzee Rascal, and U.S. hip-hop celebrities Kanye Western and Lupe Fiasco, his debut recording, No Stage in Spending Tears, was planned for launch in 2008. Ironik also offers his personal radio display on Xtreme FM and is defined to release his personal label, Venemous Information.