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The future faces of music

What a year 2018 has been. A really strange one for the music scene as well - we saw memes blowing up and getting signed to a label due to them becoming viral. It seemed like 2018 real music had to take a step back and let social media attractions and meme music (yeah, it seems like that's a thing now) receive enormous recognition. It's a bit of a shame, isn't it? So many...

Music & Other Stories Presents: DynamicMP

Born-and-raised in Hackney, East London, is emerging rapper and producer DynamicMP. Although it wasn't until he started going to University that he took rapping and making music seriously. Studying Film at University of Hertfordshire, he initially planned to branch out into that industry which is how his name came about. DynamicMP originally had the meaning of 'Dynamic Media Productions' but as soon as it was time for him to get an artist name he...

Music & Other Stories Presents: Tonia Soulbird

Introducing Tonia Soulbird, a singer I came across last year at a gig in Hoxton. When she was on stage I fell in love with her voice immediately and wanted to follow her journey.  Growing up going to church, Tonia was surrounded by music from a very young age, and ultimately found herself singing to her friends and rapping on the school bus all the time. Yes, she even tried out being a Grime MC,...

Music & Other Stories Presents: Malunga

East London-based songstress Malunga already knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue her passion for music. Starting out by doing songwriting and singing sessions in youth clubs, she made the ultimate decision to go for a career as a singer when she was 17 years old. To get herself out there she went to as many open mic nights as possible, and eventually got chosen as a resident artist at the...

Music & Other Stories Presents: Emiko

For this episode I linked up with a fellow West Londoner: Emiko. Only last year the singer graduated with a Law degree from University but decided that music was his true calling instead. After making this decision, he found himself at The Voice UK swiftly after where he joined Team Jennifer Hudson - performing as Ox alongside his mate Ant, together forming the duo Ant & Ox. However, this year Emiko is ready to take over...

Music & Other Stories Presents: Mercy’s Cartel

The other week I met emerging singer Mercy's Cartel all the way in the beautiful city of Bristol. Born in Essex, she moved to Bristol for her studies and ultimately decided to pursue music. Although Mercy is only at the beginning of her journey so far, she has already been voted 3rd in The Barclays & The Tabs Future 100 Women To Watch in 2017, graced stages at festivals and has been championed on...

Live Review: EE Presents

Last week, Friday the 6th of July, I had the pleasure of attending the monthly live night by EE Presents at Camden Assembly once again.  This time the line-up consisted of Ramone, Meron Addis and Jerome Thomas as headliner. Ramone He is only 19 years old but what a talented soul! Before his performance I didn't know much about the singer but at the end of his performance I was sure: Ramone is set for big things...

Music & Other Stories Presents: Lemzi

For the very first episode of my brand new feature series I have caught up with one of London's most talented emerging artists - Lemzi. Member of the collective Exclusive, music mentor for the youth and planner of his very own events series Hidden Gems, the ingenious and gifted rapper is on his steady climb to take over the scene by storm. Watch my interview with him below, and find out more about the East...

Premiere: Emiko – Is It Real

[spotifyplaybutton play="spotify:track:39DNAHwDGuBzGl9eBerkBP"/] The UK has got a new R&B talent and trust me when I tell you that he is going to conquer the scene by storm! When I listened to Is It Real by Emiko for the first time I was blown away. I was touched by the artist's extraordinary vocals which represent his pure passion for music and reflect his strong old school R&B influences. "Bringing people from wide and far together to experience something...

Live: DVTN

It's always great to see all these amazingly talented visuals around me do great in life. The other day I went to a show from DVTN which consists of my fellow Pardon My Blog mate DB and his sister. I have previously introduced you to the duo (read here) when they released their single Distance but now they are back with a brand new tune. "Now that you're here I'll never let you go" Entitled Difference,...