Timothy McKenzie also known as Labrinth is an English singer, record producer, songwriter and musician born on January 4, 1989 in Hackney, London England. McKenzie was grown up in a music oriented family especially gospel music, during their childhood days they created a group band that was called “Mac 9” together with his eight siblings. One of his sibling Mac 1 a.k.a A-Star who owned a new recording studio and became producer oriented McKenzie in recording music in his studio when McKenzie is 15 years old. Eventually, McKenzie was featured in one of the album of the artist Master Shortie on its album called “A.D.H.D” in which the song of McKenzie was “Dead End” which leads him loving his new career as a producer and most especially songwriter. He worked together with Devlin, Chip, the popular Wretch 32 and Maverick Sabre in the project called “Urban Development”.
McKenzie produced and was featured in Tinie Tempah’s single “Pass Out”, he also the co-writer of the album in which it became a big hit that was peaked at number 1 in UK Singles Chart, while number 70 in Australia and number 6 in Irish Singles Chart. The single was awarded as Best British Single in 2011 BRIT Awards along with Best Contemporary Song in 2011 Ivor Novello Awards. It was sold for about 600,000 copies and it was recognized as Certified Platinum by BPI. They collaborated for the second time for the 2nd single entitled “Frisky” at number 2 in UK; meanwhile, he wrote also lyrics for respected artists including Professor Green ‘s “Oh My God” (Alive Till I’m Dead) as well as “Love Drunk” and more.
In June 2010, He signed a recording contract with Syco label that was founded by Simon Cowell, McKenzie stayed in the label for 6 years long without its appearance as the talent of the label. However, he released his debut single called “Let the Sun Shine” in UK on September 27, 2010 that was peaked at number 3 in UK and number 32 in Ireland. He started working on his studio album on 2011, meanwhile he produced the songs of different artist like Yasmin’s “Finish Line” with “Neva Soft” by Ms. Dynamite. He was invited to perform in Children in Need 2011 along with Children in Need Rocks Manchester which is a single for a cause project.
McKenzie debut studio album was launched on 2nd day of April 2012 through Syco Music that was ranked at number 2 in UK Albums Chart. He collaborated with Emili Sande, Kano, Devlin and Tinchy Stryder. He performed around UK together with The Script and many more, according to McKenzie he is now working on his 2nd album that will release on the year 2015.