Was lucky enough to be in the crowd for the One Taste Reunion a couple weeks back. A simply stunning night filled with magical performances and wonderful family vibes. Closing the night was the brilliant Tawiah. A superb stripped down set that showed the quality of the song and as always her amazing vocals. Her mixtape can not come soon enough. She’ll be headlining our Streetfest Unsigned stage next Sunday with the full band makesure you join us for more of this.
Streetfest is back for 2013 in its usual slot of the May bank holiday weekend! We will be involved again this year hosting the Unsigned Music Stage in our very own warehouse!!! We’re currently working on the lineup and more details will be coming over the next few weeks!!! In the meantime checkout the promo video below and get your hands on the £5 earlybird ticket that are available NOW from the website. That is a BARGIN we will have so much in store for you don’t miss it!!!
“Drop It Like Its Hot”, Pharrell and Snoop, Rocked up be some of London’s finest Session musicians…. YES PLEASE! This is sick!!! The PB Underground are group of superb musicians who play for the stars but come together from time to time to produce dopeness like this. Led by drummer Pete Biggin these guys have been around since 2008 and have a single out at the moment find out more about them here.
Couple weeks back MIR favourite Wilson took a band down to I Luv Live and as expected RIPPED IT UP with an awesome performance. For those who missed the show like myself here’s some visuals of one of the killer tracks from his EP “Painted In Silence” This is First Class. If you like get downloading the EP its FREE!
She performed this cover a couple of weeks ago at Remedy Raw and got quite a reaction and it appears her performance last Sunday @ We Play Music Live was just as good. Flawless beautiful vocal from Lizzie as always. If you haven’t already checkout her EP “Tiny Teardrops” free to download now.
Last Wednesday night Mikill Pane kicked off his 5 date UK Campane Tour at a sold out XOYO in shoreditch. As was to be expected everyone was hyped as Mikill Pane took to the stage backed by our brilliant Remedies and deliverd 45 minutes of lyrical genius and quality live music. Here is one of the highlights from the set “Andy Warhol” Enjoy! Big up High Tea for the visuals.
One of my favourite poets and people that i have got to know over the last year Sean Mahoney joined us in the gallery for a set that a times touched everyones soft spots and also had everyone in fits of laughter. It was an awesome set here is a snippet of it.
The recently crowned Hammer & Tongue Slam champion Adam Kammerling joined us @ Remedy Raw last week for a set that had the gallery laughing, chuckling and whooping. Here’s a little something from his set where he talks about a train ride enjoy.
Last Wednesday we had another great night at The Ben Oakley Galleryin Greenwich for another Remedy Raw. Opening the show wasBenin Cityfront man Joshua Idehen. He dazzled the crowd with a brilliant performance and this was just one of his pieces on the night on the Riots enjoy.
If you like Josh download his new singleBaby available now.
Obenewa dropped this a couple of weeks ago and if you haven’t seen it already definitley worth a watch. A wicked take on one of the highlight tracks from Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E album. Obenewa full of class as always enjoy!
A couple weeks back we had our firs Remedy Raw of 2012 opening the show was the inspirational Dean Atta. He closed his set with a performance of the poem that has seen him gain some richly deserved acclaim and exposure “Nobody’s Nigger”
Music is Remedy is proud to be a curator at this years Streetfest.
Now in its fifth year, StreetFest is staging its biggest and most expressive event yet. The limit capacity has almost doubled to 5,000, through the successful acquisition of an additional warehouse, which will make this party a true ‘road block’.
James Massiah dropped some new visuals from a show where he featured with the legend that is Benjamin Zephaniah. As always masterful performance gonna need to watch it a couple times to get it all down.
The Soul features team caught up with lady of the moment Lianne La Havas and had a chat with her about her music and her steady rise and evolution into a successful artist. There is also some footage of her performance in Birmingham. Loving her openess and honesty regardless of her vocal ability i don’t think you can’t not like her looks like she will be getting the chance to bring her music to the masses and i can’t wait to see it happen.
The more i see of Ruby Ann Paterson the more i am liking her. Her vocal is clear defined and flawless and her piano compliments perfectly. Not only is her vocals good but her songwriting is pretty strong too. Its all looking very good for this young lady definitely one to watch.
Having just seen him Bad up YoYos with a full live band here’s a rare stripped down set from man of the moment Shakka. He doesn’t miss having the band behind him as he is full of energy and charisma to drive the set on his own. Really feel this guy is going to be MASSIVE and it really is only a matter of time. If you get the chance to see him live DO IT.
This is simply stunning. Paul Raj has been around for a little while now backing other artists on the scene now he’s stepping forward in his own right and how beautiful it is to see and hear. Awesome performance of a Donnie Hathaway classic that leaves the crowd silenced. One to watch without a shadow of a doubt. Big Love to the Writers Block team for capturing this it was something very special.
Kal was down at I Luv Live on Monday night and performed a new track from her forthcoming collabs EP. Mic Righteous joined her on Stage to drop some rhymes alongside her voice and guitar and it works really well. Strong track that i’m sure many people can relate to. Looking forward to hearing the rest of this EP. If you’re liking the sounds of Kal you can download her music here.
The Soul Features team caught up with Wilson for a performance of a track from his forthcoming EP “Painted on Silence”. As always Wilson is sounding smooth and seductive. Tickets are available here for his EP launch this Sunday gonna be pretty special make sure you are there.
Couple weeks back G.R.E.E.d.S and The Remedies headed down to the Queen of Hoxton for Deja Vu FMs We Play Music event. The line up was filled with quality with performances from Terri Walker, Shakka and George The Poet. The guys produced a killer set, performing tracks from their “Ready” EP and it was captured in full check it out. The G.R.E.E.d.S and The Remedies EP is available here NOW.
Last week Incisive hit the stage with his band for the first time since the success of his video “This Groove”. He performed his set in front of a packed house and it went down a treat! Something about HipHop Live can’t beat it when you get it right and this sounds great. Incisive will be performing this track and others alongide The Remedies @ Remedy Live this Thursday night tickets are availablehere you’re not gonna want to miss this set!
The guys @ Soul Features recently caught up with rising soul star Kaleem Taylor when he performed at Vocals and Verses @ Proud. He talks a little bit about himself how he started and what the futures and there’s some footage of the performance. This guy does have a really nice tone to his vocal perhaps a little reminiscent of Omar. Definitely one to watch out for.
Shakka was down at the increasingly popular Love Lounge night down at Plan B last month. Bringing the full band with him (featuring some of our very own Remedies) he produced this freestyle medley of some well know hits and sounds awesome! The hype around this young man continues to grow. Catch him next on stage @ Remedy Live with Incisive and he’s back at YoYos on the 15th make sure you head down!
Kersha Bailey has been readying for the launch of her album since the start of last year and this footage another signal that its gonna be a special piece of work. This medley of tracks is a preview of what’s to come and it sounds stunning. She sounds fantastic as she always has done and she went a threw a horn section so obviously I’m even MORE hyped about it. Its sounds class and visuals are very much onpoint too. Impressive start bring on the album!
Early this week we posted part 1 where George focused on the female here’s part 2 focusing on the male. Strong powerful and truthful words. Again kinda of poetry that secondary schools should be teaching or letting the kids read. Great piece.
A bit of class for your Wednesday Morning. Szjerdene singing this classic Jazz Standard out in Amsterdam. Gorgeous performance and the band compliment her oh so nicely check out the solos at the end off the hook! Love that Szjerdene isn’t doing the normal acoustic guitar performance that we are seeing a lot of at the moment. This shows versatility and the quality she has. Can’t wait for this lady’s album.
Powerful piece here from rising wordsmith George The Poet. Very honest and very well delivered speaking truths that need to be told. This is the kind of thing kids in school should be watching with a warning of how things could turn out. Quality stuff here sure you’ll be seeing more from George here.
Having given much time to Whitney tributes over the last couple of weeks but this is something really special and beautiful. Shanay Holmes an up and coming UK vocalist shines on this cover and makes it her own in places which is no mean feat given the standards the original sets. Bringing the Sax in is a touch of genius. Yes i may be biased but i can’t be the only person getting a little bit tired of all the acoustic guitar and vocal performances going about. It doesn’t take much to throw something else in the mix and if its rehearsed and you get it right the benefits are massive as is shown in this recording. The Sax just sounds lush and works with vocal quite beautifully. Fantastic stuff again from the Reload Sessions.
Another brilliant Shakkapella from the man like SHAKKA!!! This time he takes on HipHop’s new rising star Azealia Banks’ 212 and throws in a little bit of Chris Brown’s Beautiful People. This is pretty BIG! Shakka shows by no means is he just a singer he has mad flow and can ride any beat! As always love the energy that he gives just makes you want to keep watching. BIGNESS whats he gonna do next??? Don’t forget to vote for Shakka in the UK mitape awards we all know Shakka Crown Affair needs to be winning!!! Big up House of Alt for the quality visuals.
This is a little bit special. I don’t know too much about this guy but his vocal is Insane!!! Covering the industry’s latest darling Lana Del Reys “Born To Die” He absolutely DESTROYS the tune. Wonderful performance i need to see this guy live definitely one to watch! Big up The Reload Sessions for another great Video.
One half of the duo that bring you the much hyped and loved Wired nights Duke is preparing to release an EP this Spring and is now beginning to give people more of a taster of what he is about. This acoustic cover of the Coldplay’s epic Paradise gives you a glimpse into his vocal ability and what he is all about. Clearly he has a whole lot to offer looking forward to hearing what he has lined up. Catch a full set from Duke at the the first Wired of 2012 @ Concrete Shoreditch Monday Feb 13th
This was one of the highlights of G.R.E.E.d.S EP launch a couple of weeks back. Taking Wretch’s hit and making it into his own. Delivering a powerful message his words are sad but so true. Jazz Baliey with some gorgeous vocals and The Remedies onpoint as always heighten the emotional feel to this performance. Simply brilliant piece, spoken word continues to RISE! If you haven’t already get your hands on The G.R.E.E.d.S & The Remedies EP here money well spent!
Josh Osho brings us the second cover in his Take Two series and it is another classic and another wonderful performance. As always his vocals sound brilliant especially over this Fugees classic. Set on a rooftop over looking London Town it looks like this guy is destined for a great 2012.
Gorgeous recording of one of our favourites Louise Golbey sounding superb. Recorded in Coconut studios they’ve captured a really great sound in the room and it looks fantastic on camera. Lovely to hear a double bass (with a bow too now that’s GANGSTA) in there too. Something about black and white visuals that immediately suggests that something has quality or is gonna be a classic. That’s not always the case but this doesn’t disappoint at all.
Pick up her new acoustic EP ‘Keep My Feelings Hush’ out now on iTunes here
Nice cover from the lovely peeps from The Stow. Visuals are quality and the delivery is onpoint with Hayden giving his own take on the track and what it means to him. Looking forward to hearing some new material from these guys in the new year.
With the imminent release of her debut album on the horizon the latest winner of the BRITS’ critic’s choice award Emeli Sande spends some time with the cameras and heads back to Scotland and her first school. She talks about how she got started, her songs, early years and what to except on the album. Listening to her play and sing at the Piano she is very very good and someone who has honed their skills to a high level and is not just some girl that thinks they can sing. She says she wanted to make an album where every track is quality and can appeal to everyone across the world… well i’m certainly looking forward to it! Album drops Feb 13th and she is on tour in April.