If you like your hip-hop with a little bit of pop, grime and even rock thrown in, then Jaq Moon’s new track ‘Stay Alive’ is without a doubt one for you.
You’ll recognise hints of The Weeknd, Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars and even Michael Jackson in there and you know that this boy is going to be something big.
He’s even marking ‘Stay Alive’ as a protest to the presidency of Donald Trump, stating after the election that ‘It is a sad day in America and I pray for the healing and unity of our country and the world.’
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Infectious beats and rhymes from Irish hip-hop trio, Hare Squead.
Hailing from South West London, a scene that is thriving right now within the urban industry, is 90’s baby Dexter Sampson aka Dexman, giving you a blend of afrorap and hip hop, particularly drawing on the African theme combined with UK rap with his latest release Devil Ina Blue Dress featuring J Wanza.
Fontzerelli is known as ‘The People’s Performer and Showman’ he is one of the most sought after hosts and MC’s with hosting duties for the likes of Nas, YG, The Game and more and crafting and developing the likes of platinum artist Jessie J to legendary singer Jocelyn Brown and Amplify Dot – 1Xtra. MTV Stage: V Festival’16 – Jump Off (Defo)
Fontzerelli has since stepped in front of the mic, performing up and down the country and toured internationally with huge names such as Ed Sheeran, Akon, David Rodigan and hosting for Sigala on his UK and European tour, he has also performed or hosted at major UK festivals such as Creamfields, Wireless, Lovebox, The MTV Stage at V Festival and performing at London O2 for UK legends So Solid Crew, he is also a regular host at some of London’s biggest events, Such as Jump Off TV and Faded.
from the album “The Night Took Us In Like Family”
Directed by Kangaroo 5
produced by L’Orange
vocals by Jeremiah Jae
A great track form Jermiah Jae, with excellent production by L’Orange. A really nice smooth tune!
Powerful track set for release on June 22nd
Based in South West London, BowLDN is a solo artist and producer who is no stranger to going against the grain. Working hard to create a unique hip hop sound all of his own, he has consciously stepped away from the pigeonholing and standardisation of the music industry to create something new.
The latest example of his unusual sound is his track ‘Survivor’, a fittingly named single about overcoming adversity to make a better life for yourself – a subject with which BowLDN has a lot of experience.
Diagnosed with learning difficulties at a relatively late stage in his schooling, BowLDN was initially told by his mainstream school that he wouldn’t pass his GCSE exams. Taking the decision to leave behind a school who had lost faith, he studied for his GCSEs at a YMCA training school, eventually passing each subject and specialising in music.
Moving on to college, he once again found himself lost in the shuffle, and getting in with the wrong crowd. A scrape with the law left him sentenced to one year’s probation and 30 hours community service.
Encouraged as part of his sentence to join a drama group called Bare Truths, BowLDN met a supportive group of people who allowed him to express himself creatively for perhaps the first time. Once his sentence was up, and he was no longer required to attend the group, he continued anyway – learning with each session and honing his creative outlet.
This work has allowed him to express himself through his music, the result being the new track ‘Survivor’. It’s a fitting song for someone who has worked hard against the odds and come out with something to show for it.
BowLDN has gone from school struggles, to probation to developing himself into a talented urban songwriter – an admirable transition which has seen him featured in mainstream publications such as The Guardian.
The next step is the release of ‘Survivor’ on June 22nd. From there – who knows?