The well established UK producer has recently raised his profile big time working with Mist, but has worked with the cream of the crop over the years! He speaks to DJ Dubl on a range of subjects including Vash from Play Dirty excluding his tag from a range of his biggest beats!
Also he discusses touring with Drake, and about music on the way with Future, J Cole and more!
Aiming to provide an alternative talent platform to mainstream offerings like The X-Factor and The Voice, Salute Music Makers is a pioneering enterprise redefining the face of the music industry.
Entrants to the Salute Music Makers competition stand the chance of winning £50,000 cash top prize, while 5 other shortlisted finalists will each receive £10,000, no strings attached.
The idea behind the project is to create an accessible and fair opportunity for a diverse range of songwriters and music producers to showcase their talents, tapping into the DIY generation of music making.
Salute’s competition is like no other; whilst representing the multi-cultural diversity of the UK and covering all genres, Salute will fuse social media and Digital TV, utilising Facebook and working in partnership with Unilad to ensure entrants get unprecedented amount of exposure to a global audience.
Always great to see a new entry on the UK festival calendar, and with this range of talent in their line up, KALLIDA is definitely one to know about! They takeover Baskerville Hall - a 19th century country house, surrounded by 130 acres of Welsh countryside, for a new type of festival that is both immersive and totally individual.
Hip hop and grime fans will be glad to hear there's a good selection of emrging rappers and producer/DJs on the line up, but with so many sounds to hear this is one to discover a whole load of more names also!
Tickets & accommodation starting at £65 are available now from www.kallida.co.uk and camping is free for anyone with a ticket!
After a career taking him from grime collective Bomb Squad at 14 to working alongside Skepta London singer-songwriter Hak Baker is now gearing up for the release of his EP The Misfits with the release of debut video 7AM.
Baker has clearly spent time creating a unique sound which here manifests as a futuristic and ethereal rendering of folk guitar instrumentals and synth which helps create the same edgy, dreamlike feel of the video.
Starting out in a party Baker himself only briefly appears in the visuals observing and narrating from behind his guitar with the main narrative following one of the guests escaping into a surreal dreamscape. Lyrically though Baker is present throughout once again showing a combining of influences with his accent, character and emotions clearly showing through the soulful delivery.
7AM is certainly worth a watch and listen for something a bit different that will leave you thinking and with a full EP on the way there's certainly more to watch out for from Hak Baker.
AFROPUNK returns to London on JULY 22-23. They've revealed a heavy line up from a range of artists including DANNY BROWN, JME, WILLOW SMITH, LIANNE LA HAVAS, NAO, THUNDERCAT, LITTLE SIMZ, JAZZ RE:FRESHED, NADIA ROSE, KOJEY RADICAL, GAL DEM DJS, and more!
Last year's Afropunk saw thousands make their way to north London's Alexandra Palace for a radiant display of African cuisine and culture that spans genres and generations. Last year saw plenty of names and genres including Grace Jones, Loyle Carner, SZA, Lady Leshurr and GoldLink.
After a successful first year in London, Afropunk is taking over south London's recently raised and praised, Printworks to set Canada Water alight.
The festival is in it's 12th year and as well as the main event in it's home town Brooklyn, events will be kicking off worldwide in Paris, Atlanta, Johannesburg. So even if you're not in the UK this year, you'll be near a decent Afropunk. Why dyou want to hit up Afropunk, watch below:
The North London spoken word artist releases this fresh 4-track EP which is more of a collection of poems, which includes the heartfelt “City Called Home” featuring poet Awrt, as well as the profound “Notes on Ewer Street”.
Watch the interview and freestyle section here, and don't forget to tune in to the BlatantlyBlunt Radio show on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at 7-9pm on PyroRadio.com. Listen back to the past episodes of the show here.
DJ Dubl links up with one of the hottest names in UK rap who is riding high off his single 'Addison Lee'. He talks about the fusion of sounds which he exists in. He also discusses his past names and more!
UK Neo soul with a hip hop back drop on this strong new visual from Colchester, Essex singer and illustrator Greg Blackman who heads down to Kilburn, NW London to shoot this captivating track which is available to buy from his Bandcamp.
One of the UK's strongest sounds in bass music have reached their half decade milestone, and celebrate this event in East London on April for this one of a type event which is a must go for any fans of the UK bass sound! Celebrating 5 years of the imprint’s existence, Soundcrash and Cosmic Bridge are hyped to bring you this unmissable party.