ASBO Live: Tommy Genesis

Very rarely have I left a show with no voice. Yet that was the case when I left the Tommy Genesis show which took place at the Oslo in Hackney. Bringing all the vibes and all the energy it was a show not to miss.

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2019 BRIT Awards

Last night was the night in British music everybody was waiting for. The BRIT Awards took place at London’s O2 Arena and the night was filled with lots of music, performance and some stand out outfits.

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ASBO Live: Alec Benjamin

Joining the crowd of his fans we went down to the O2 Academy Islington to check out an artist who is on his rise Alec Benjamin play a chilled and somewhat vibey show and we liked what we saw.

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More Acts Announced for The Ends Festival

At the end of the last year we were hit with an announcement of a new music festival set to hit London this year. The Ends Festival which is to take place at LLoyd Park in Croydon in London is set to be one to look out for this coming festival season. Taking place over three days May 31st - June 2nd headliners of the festival include Nas, Wizkid as well as Damian Marley. if those names didn’t excite you just last night Live Nation released an additional number of artist to the lineup with more still to come.

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ASBO Meets: XamVolo

He has been described as the next sound of Neo-Soul but really he is just a London born artist by way of Liverpool who is experimenting with the different sounds of Jazz, Soul and all these different genres. After release two Eps which have shown him as an artist who is doing things differently. With just one week until he releases his debut album ‘All The Sweetness On The Surface’ ASBO caught up with XamVolo to discuss everything from his process to making music, instrumentation, his new album and everything in between.

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ASBO Live: Ella Mai

After what was a great year in terms of live shows that the ABO Music team attended. We couldn’t wait to get right back into in the New Year and kicking off what is looking to be another good year of shows coming to London we went down to catch songstress of the moment Ella Mai as she played her first of two shows at London’s O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire.

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Coachella announces 2019 Lineup

One week into the New Year and we were graced with the announcement of the line to this years Coachella Music Festival which will be taking place in April in the Coachella dessert in Palm Springs California.

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ASBO Artists To Watch 2019

It is safe to say that 2018 has been a very busy year. As it comes to ends and we reflect back on everything that has happened over the past year we can’t help but feel like we are ready for 2019! This year the ASBO music team has been introduced to many new artists from a variety of genres and we compiled 4 artists to watch come 2019.

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ASBO Live: Mabel

When ASBO first came across Mabel she played a show to a couple of people in a room as part of the Selfridges Music Matter event series last year. Since then she has gone to release a string of successful singles and collaborations. Release a mixtape Ivy to Roses and embark on two headline tours and this is has been in the space of one year. We were more than happy to head to Brixton’s O2 Academy last night to check out Mabel’s sold out show on the last night of her tour.

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ASBO Meets: Liam Bailey

Liam Bailey first stepped on to the music scene back in 2010. He released 2 EPS under Amy Whinehouse’s label and has worked with some of the UK's finest including Chase & Status, Gorillaz, Salaam Remi and Shy FX and has hit the road with artist such as Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Plan B and Jessie J. Now Liam is getting ready for his next chapter, with a new EP ‘Brand New’ on the way come 2019 and a new single Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her. ASBO Meets caught up with Liam to talk all things music and his journey so far.

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Praises - In This Year: Ten of Swords

Praises is the solo project of Canada’s Jesse Crowe, who is currently on tour across Europe with Dumb Angel supporting her upcoming album “In This Year: Ten of Swords”. ASBO magazine caught up with Jesse for the first preview of the new music video for “C to C” - and to discuss the new record, life on tour, and the decline of artistic spaces both in Toronto and London.

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Living a Lie: ASBO meets Omelet

Omelet is a 23 year old producer, rapper, and musician from South London. Known as a member of the underground collective Neverland Clan, he recently dropped an instrumental release called ‘Living a Lie’. Omelet invited me to his home in Catford to discuss his latest release, his musical journey, and what the future holds for him...

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Spotify Who We Be Returns to Ally Pally

We are two days away from the annual Spotify Who We Be Event. After its sucessful launch last year which saw a variety of artists including Dizzee Rascal, J Hus, Cardi B and more play to a sold out crowd of 10,000 the event not only returned to a sold out show in Birmingham earlier this year but is back at Ally Pall this Wednesday November 28th at Ally Pally.

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Life is Sticky: ASBO meets Blutack

Blutack are a duo split between North West and South East London, creating art and music that reflects the culture of their city. ASBO magazine spoke to them to see what they’re about, their thoughts on current music, and the city they know and love.

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ASBO Live: One Acen

Last night we gathered amongst the crowd and fans of rapper On Acen who took the stage at Brixton’s Electric Ballroom to play his headline show. The show was filled with energy and tunes that kept the crowd going throughout the nice. As well as a couple of surprised that made this a show you did not want to miss.

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