ASBO Meets: Folly Rae

She released her EP Karma last year which brought Norwegian songstress Folly Rae to our radar. Now back with the first release of 2019 her single Full Stop we got to the young singer a bit better talking all things music, creativity and more.

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ASBO Live: Noname

When we first came across Noname Chicago rapper who infuses Jazz into her hiphop vibes we knew that she was someone to look out for. After the release of her debut album Room 25 which came out at the end of laster year as well as her single Song 31 we were converted as fans.

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ASBO Meets: CXLOE

When we first came across young Australian singer CXLOE we heard her 2018 song Show You which stood out as something that was different to us. Described as making ‘Dark Pop’ CXLOE is a fresh sound on the music scene and and an artist we are paying attention. We caught up with her to chat about her inspiration, how being from Australia has influenced her music what “Dark pop” is and more.

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ASBO International Women’s Month Spotlight: JGrrey

As we roundup our celebration of female artists for International Women’s Month, we bring you yet another female artists to be aware of London based R&B/Soul artist JGrrey whose down tempo vibes are putting her out there as yet another young female artist to be on the look for. With the release of her first EP Grreydaze which is out now, we caught up to JGrrey to find more about her as artist, the landscape of music for female artists and more.

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ASBO Live: NAO

Last night we had the pleasure of wrapping up International Women’s Month witnessing the wonderful talent that is NAO. Alongside 4,000 others we headed down to the O2 Academy in Brixton to watch the singer bringer her 2018 album Saturn to life.

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Tayla Parx: The Writer, The Artist, The Creative,

When you see her, you might think that she is a little quirky with her colourful clothing and her colourful hair, when you listen to her music you might think she is a brand new and fresh on the music scene with her varied musical style. However, when you get to know her, you will realise that she has been around for much longer than you know. Tayla Parx is the voice you never knew you loved and could relate too so much. From a songwriting career which has earned her 3 GRAMMY nominations, Tayla Parx is the dark horse that everybody has been sleeping on until now. On a Tuesday afternoon, I headed to the legendary Abbey Road Studios to meet with Tayla Parx who coincidentially was mid- recording session, we had a chat about all things music and more and I was introduced to the three multi-dimensions layers of Tayla Parx: The Writer, The Artist and the Creative.

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ASBO Meets: Jords

Describing his music as Hip-Hop with a R&B groove rapper Jords who hails from Croydon has been in the music game for a while now. With a number of EPS, an album and a string of singles he has been someone that has been building his career in his own time. Now with the release of his new single Glide off his new project which is coming soon.  We sat down with Jords to chat about all this music, him as an artists, the landscape of music, mental health and what else he is working on for 2019.

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2019 Somerset House Summer Series Lineup Announced

One year after we had the pleasure of attending The Somerset House Summer Series shows last year and got to experience the likes of Sigrid, Jorja Smith, Little Simz, Legendary Hip Hip group The Roots and more. The lineup for the 2019 Summer Series shows has been announced.

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ASBO Meets: Drax Project

Hailing all the way from New Zealand Drax Project are a 4 piece group who are on the rise. With the release of their EP Noon which came out last year and their single Woke up Late which features American singer Hailee Steinfield, they are making there way on the music scene and are showing no signs of slowing down. We caught up with the band to find out more about them as a group, working with Hailee, how they come up with their name and what is next for the group.

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ASBO Live: Anderson .Paak

If you have never experienced a show by Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals we can officially say that you are missing out. We joined the crowd of 10,000 at London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday night to experience the electrify and energetic performance Anderson brought to his London Fans.

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ASBO Live: Post Malone

“Thank you so much” were the words on repeat from Post Malone last night during his final show of his European tour. Having played two nights at London’s O2 Arena.

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ASBO Live: Lany

Lany are that west-coast, LA dreamboy band that sing about non existent problems but the chapped lips of broken hearted ex-lovers, that they’re still not quite over and the crowd at O2 Academy Brixton reflected that perfectly.

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ASBO Live: Nicki Minaj

The words “Cause in this moment I feel so alive” from the 2010 Nicki Minaj and Drake song Moment 4 Life could not be truer for anybody that was in attendance of Nicki’s show at London’s O2 Arena.

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ASBO International Women’s Month Spotlight: Rouge & Shekhinah

For the second of our International Women’s Month Spotlight series we shine light on note one but two females. Both hailing from South Africa these two females are both on the rise and are killing it in their own way. With debut albums behind both these artists it is limitless where they can go. Both are different in their own with Rouge being a female rapper who takes inspiration from artists such as Lauryn Hill and has become an artist to watch for in terms of the rap scene. And Shekinah who blew the nation away with her 2017 hit song Suited. Both these females represent the new generation of artists coming from the African continent.

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ASBO Meets: Planet Giza

Planet Giza are a three piece trio that hail from Montreal Canada. Their music can only described as a modern experimental sound which blends and infuses various genres of music and brings together a sound that is very different from what one would expect to come out of Canada. ASBO spoke with the Rami, DoomX and Tony of the group and discussed everything from musical inspirations, why the name Planet Giza their new album and more.

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Latest Round of Acts Announced for The Ends Festival

Just a couple of weeks ago we announced that more names were added to the lineup to the upcoming The Ends Festival which will be taking place this summer from May 31st - June 2nd and now a further additional artists have been announced to be joining the lineup to the upcoming festival.

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Tracks of The Week

It’s another Friday and we are once again rounding up our favourite tracks from the week. There is too much good new music to get you through your weekend check out some of our picks for the week.

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ASBO International Women’s Month Spotlight: Poppy Ajudha

Throughout the month of March ASBO will be celebrating female talent across the UK and internationally in terms of music as part of International Women’s Month. Kicking this off we caught with up and coming Jazzy, Soul singer Poppy Ajudha we first came across last year when we caught her performing at the Omera in London Bridge. Now as she embarks on her current tour to talk about all things about putting her shows together, working with her band the importance of visuals and production and where she wants to take her shows next.

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ASBO Live: Aminé

Our very own Ishah Shah went down to the O2 Shepherds Bush empire for the second sold out London show but most importantly the wrap up of Portland, Oregon based rapper Adam Aminé Daniel’s sold out tour.

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