LOCAL rapper Signal has released a new single in advance of his forthcoming EP.

Make It Happen is the first single from the six track hip hop / urban EP of the same name.

Signal, whose real name is Dan Amps, has been rapping for almost 10 years. He has been represented by Titans Entertainment since 2013 and has supported the likes of Krept & Konan, Sneakbo, Chip, Kano and Wretch 32.

Last year, the 23-year-old, who is a former pupil of The Vyne Community School and now boasts a degree in music production from the Academy Of Contemporary Music, reached the finals of Reading's Got Talent.

He was also crowned Vocal Networking champion in 2013 for gaining the most YouTube views of his performance at a Reading event.

The Make It Happen EP, which will be released in October, features Willo Wonder, Ruby Grixti, Inspekta, Bless and Jay Picasso. The latter is also the EP’s executive producer.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Signal commented: “I am very excited about the EP release – the front cover is my little sister in cartoon form.

“It is heavily influenced by current UK hip hop and has that contemporary feel as well as a mixture of a commercial and underground sounds. The production is based on big drums, orchestral strings and bass lines.”

Signal recently performed on the Sunrise Stage at Basingstoke Live and also performed one song, Grime, on the Main Stage as part of the Network Bands set.

Grime, which features rapper Bless, will be the next single release from Make It Happen.

He is also exploring different avenues regarding a potential EP tour, launch night and open mics in different areas to help promote and expose his sound to a wider audience.

Signal continued: “I have already started planning the next project with producer Jay Picasso. My future plans consist of EP projects, collaborations and an album in the distant future.

“I work very hard trying to make my dream become a reality - I truly believe in making it happen, providing the work is put in.”

Signal’s single can be found on all of the usual online music retailers. The accompanying video can be viewed on Link Up TV.