To those not familiar, a Music Director can be a puzzling role within the live music industry. In this video, we demystify what exactly a Music Director does with our returning guest, Kojo Samuel.
Ghetts, Shaybo, BackRoad Gee and Little Simz are among the names nominated for this year's GRM Daily Rated Awards.
The rap and grime awards return as a virtual ceremony on 16th September. Due to take place in partnership with YouTube Music, this year’s awards is the sixth instalment of the event and will celebrate the best in Black British music.
Point Blank are back with another video in their series of Perspectives, this time with the Musical Director, Kojo Samuel.
Conducta has shared his UKG edit of Headie One's 'Ain't No Different', a floor-ready, 2-step take on the track featuring grime legend Stormzy and risen star AJ Tracey.
The track is landing at the same time as Conducta's remix of 'Sneak', which features on the 'Aluna X Kiwi' EP, a meeting of minds between the producer's Kiwi Records and Mad Decent/Because artist, Aluna.
Headie One has also announced the Edna Live Tour, starting in May 2021. Shows are currently set for Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham and London, among other cities.
Headie One has teased the first music from his forthcoming album.
Titled 'Edna', the project will be the London MC's full-length debut and follows his mixtape 'Gang' released in March this year, as well as a collaboration with Canadian rapper Drake.
Telling fans to expect 'Edna' to drop on Thursday (18th August) via a post on social media, Headie One also released a clip and video for album track 'Ain't It Different', featuring AJ Tracey and Stormzy.
The nominations for this year's BRIT Awards have been announced, with Dave and Stormzy leading the list at four and three nominations respectively.
Both are nominated in the Male Solo Artist category, Album of the Year category (Dave for 'Psychodrama' and Stormzy for 'Heavy is the Head) and Song of the Year category (Dave for the Burna Boy-featuring 'Location' and Stormzy for 'Vossi Bop). Dave is also nominated for Best New Artist.
AJ Tracey will return to the London stage this November for a huge headline show at Alexandra Palace.
The gig marks the Tottenham rapper's biggest London headline show to date and will follow on from a headline gig at London's Brixton Academy as well as main stage appearances at Reading & Leeds festivals last month.
News of the show tops off a big year for Tracey whose self-titled album, released back in February, has gone on to be the biggest-selling independent album of 2019 so far.
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Those who’ve followed the career trajectories of the likes of Stormzy and other breakout rap stars will know that being independent is no longer a handicap. The same is true for Ché Wolton Grant, aka AJ Tracey, an artist who’s one of 2017’s success stories.