So Fabric has officially closed and a lot of the venues I’ve gone to over the years have as well. Hmm… Some people have argued that this is a positive outlook, clubs reinforced stagnant forms of underground/ popular music, lazy progression and maintained mediocrity.
Maybe the shift away from popular venues will allow genuine musicianship and art to grow in this new found space, reignite the need for outdoor events, genuine rave culture with a surge of unlicensed events.
Operation Lenor, as it’s emerged the investigation carried out by the Met police was preplanned despite large amounts of revenue Fabric generated for Islington council. The undercover officers found little to no evidence of drug use, reminding me when Fabric won their appeal against the use of sniffer dogs in 2015.
London superclub Fabric to close this weekend following ‘drug overdose’ deaths of two teenagers
Makes me wonder the motive, if it isn’t revenue. After all, the world needs art and culture, not the other way around.
I remember being at Hidden, in Vauxhall, announcing their closure with the nearby gentrification and the closure of most LBGT venues in the area. Follows increased rent, network rail seeking more revenue, movements from the likes of Embassies and established power wanting areas more comfortable in their image.
The youth are the future and there will never be a shortage of cultural expression, theres always a way for every will to manifest. Whether the impetus is ideal or not, the outcome will be an equal and opposite force, if not, more.
The production across To Pimp A Butterfly is very high, courtesy of kendrick’s production team, @MixedByAli.
The video brings a fresh perspective reviving the artistic feel of hip-hop’s yesteryears; thematically highlighting the power/ racial struggles of ethnic minorities with severe poverty.
Directed by renounced director Colin Tilley, the importance of a positive outlook is showcased in the carefree acceptance of reality within the track; the desire to shape it showcased before the music comes in. Check it out ;)
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Episode One of The Mistry Mix LIVE featuring Official Burnt Toast. Promoting their forthcoming album Tubs & Tongue Fu on Sonskrif.
They performed 5 of their popular tracks; Whats In A Word, Money As Debt, 425, That’s Life & Affected By. Listen back here!
Garage trio Preest have been signed to T Williams’ No Tomorrow Records, the label promising to bring a blend between Organic, Electronic and Urban sounds.
Heard this track last night and it gives an idea to Preest‘s musical flavour.
The trio have a forthcoming EP on the label, having come together during university.
T Williams has his own EP coming out alongside some of the artist roster including Jon E Cash. Watch out!
It’s been a while indeed! My brotherman Krash Williams from UK FULLSTOP and I caught up on our shows and gave you 2 exclusive Guest Mixes.
UK FULLSTOP is a show dedicated to UK Music, on Westside Radio; The Greatest To The Latest In UK Urban Culture.
Krash speaks about himself, a creative artist and what UK FULLSTOP represents on The Mistry Mix.
You can grab both Guest Mixes for free, who doesn’t love a freebie?
UK FULLSTOP Guest Mix
The Mistry Mix Guest Mix
Found a really nice mix from Kiyoko last Sunday, sparring across the ambience soundscape.
As I’m doing sound design and applying cinematic soundscapes on various projects I’m involved with, it was a great find.
Kiyoko are a production duo with an album and 2 EP’s released, linked individually to experimental, rhythmic and ambient labels.
Individually, the duo’s productions have spread far and wide as Synkro (Joe) and Bering Strait (Jack) on labels such as Apollo, Auxiliary, and D-Bridge’s label, Exit Records. Together they each bring something rather special to the party which has entertained the ears of many of us from the very beginning (with their debut album, Sea of Trees) and has left us itching for whatever’s next around the corner.