Valenciz is the East-London songwrite-vocalist merging Reggaeton with the dynamic sounds emerging from multicultural London, to create a new and enigmatic style of Latin infused music. He could be laying down English bars on a distinctly Reggaeton rhythm, flowing between English and Spanish — on tracks like ‘Passion’ — or blending genres, like on his fresh new release ‘We Are the Generation of Change’ — a Spanish-infused drill freestyle that pays homage to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
Born and raised in Colombia, Valenciz moved to East London with his family at the age of 8. Growing up in Canning Town, Valenciz was exposed to the emerging Grime sound and spent a lot of time immersed in the culture. Being around the early pioneers of the movement also inspired the young artist as he began to dabble in freestyling at local events and daytime parties. On the other side of the world, in his native Colombia, the Reggaeton sound was exploding. Valenciz’s first trip back,
as a teeanger introduced him to artists like Don Omar, Daddy Yankee and Zion y Lennox who were all over MTV and local radio stations.
2019 saw Valenciz take the main stage at the UK’s biggest Latin festival, La Clave Fest and perform to a crowd of 30,000 people. He recently featured on the newly formed Trace Latina, hosting ‘Valenciz’ Reggaeton Sofa Party’ — a 2 hour takeover slot where he ran through some of his favourite Reggaeton party jams.
A pioneer within his community, Valenciz is someone people can be inspired by, as he continues to make moves and break down barriers. Valenciz has proved his versatility time and time again in his music and the future is bright for this trailblazing artist.