The first artist signed to Simon Cowell's Syco label who hadn't materialised via a TV talent show, Labrinth has developed from one of the UK's most talked about young producers and songwriters into a chart-topping urban pop star in his own right. Taught to create music by his producer brother Mac 1, Timothy McKenzie (aka Labrinth) worked with Master Shortie, Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk before featuring on Tinie Tempah's Number 1 hit Pass Out. Cowell came calling in 2010, and his debut single Let The Sun Shine became an immediate summer anthem with its effervescent positivity and building, dance floor euphoria. Full of bouncy electro and heartfelt R&B, album Electronic Earth shot to Number 2 in the UK charts and produced the top five hits Earthquake and Last Time, as Labrinth became one of the breakthrough stars of the 2012. Beneath Your Beautiful - his romantic duet with Emeli Sandé - brought him his first Number 1 single and he started his own label Odd Child Recordings by signing up Etta Bond as its first artist.