Women Connect back with Mental Health Event

Following two successful events from the female lead initiative Women Connect are back with a third event tackling Mental Health to take place on September 25th. The event which will center around the stigma of mental health in the creative industries will include a panel by employees and creatives from around the UK music scene. As well as addressing issues such as funding and financial literacy for creatives, advice on maintaining a healthy work-life balance and how to progress in your career despite industry politics and saturation.

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ASBO Meets: Nathan Dawe

Nathan Dawe makes house music. His career started at age 15 with a DJ residency in his hometown, Burton. The eight years since have been quite a ride, playing major UK Festivals such as Creamfields and shows in Ibiza, Marbella and Ayia Napa. We caught up with Nathan ahead of his next appearance at SW4 Festival in London, here’s what he had to say.

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Everybody We Are Looking Forward to seeing at the Somerset House Summer Series

time of year is upon us once again. One year after we had the opportunity when we got the chance to catch artists like Little Simz, Jorja Smith, The Roots Sigrid, De La Soul take the stage at the Somerset House concert series it is time once again to ready for another week of incredible music as various artists take the stage for another round of shows. As we kick things off tomorrow for another round of incredible shows we are sharing some of our favourites to see.

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ASBO Live: Janelle Monae

Last night the queen that is Janelle Monae shined as she brought all the vibes and energy to the SEE Wembley Arena. Everybody in attendance was going along with all her vibes from start to finish as she brought her Dirty Computer tour to London. Following on from her September shows which took place last year Janelle brought a show that was filled with energy, good vibes and a good time.

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Mr Eazi on Bringing the all vibes from Lagos to London, EmPAWA and more.

When we first came across Mr Eazi when he played at Disturbing London’s AfroRepublik last year we knew he was one to look out for. Since then with the release of his album Life is Eazi, Vol 2 Lagos to London we knew that he somebody that we have to see again. And so with his upcoming UK tour in November we spoke with Mr about everything from building his shows, playing across the world, as well as his new initiative EmPAWA and more.

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Mostack Brings You His Debut Album Stacko

We are halfway through the year and already we have seen UK music shining in its best. A string of UK artists have released Bops and Bangers that are making us all embrace what Uk music is about, whether its the release of Dave’s Psychodrama, Slow Thai’s debut album Nothing Great About Britain and Skepta’s Ignorance is Bliss. . We have had a lot to be thankful and appreciative for in terms of UK music and now joining the artists who keep on giving Mostack is here with his brand new debut album Stacko.

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ASBO Meets: River Nelson

Native New Yorker, River Nelson has carved out a respectable following for himself in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the globe. Following the release of his EP Navigation in 2017. He is back with an upcoming brand new album ‘Power, Resilience and Joy’ and the first single of that singe is ‘Today’ we caught up with River to chat all things and more.

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Delinquent Ascent

Generally, I try to resist using terms like ‘voice of a generation’. The cliche, arbitrary and the overdone nature of the phrase gives you a pretentious, grandiose tone making the sentiment more about your egotism than appraisal. But Slowthai has truly captured a voice and attitude concurrent with the modern day youth of Britain, an attitude of frustration, anger, and apathy; stupified by the lies and distrust of politicians whilst it seems some apocalypse is just about to crawl over the horizon. Whether your rage is politically, environmentally, economically or just morally charged, we are stuck without an idea of which direction to go as there are just too many red flags, Slowthai is finding his way.

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Everybody We Are Looking Forward To Seeing At The Ends Festival Main Stage

With just over a week to until The Ends Festival takes place in Lloyd Park, Croydon from May 31st - June 2nd. We have been excited for everything we can expect from the festival. Since announcing the festival last year and teasing the lineup for a number of months now we can happily say that we are very much looking forward to see the many artists which will be gracing the festival stage. It is safe to say that the 3 headliners who will no doubtably bring a different vibe to each night of the festival will kill it, and in our excitement and lead up to get ready for the festival we are sharing some of the other artist we are most looking forward to see take the stage next weekend.

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Introducing...SHY Martin

We are in a time in music where there is alot of shift taking place, not just talking about genres mixing with the creation of this ‘Alternative’ sound across already popular genres and styles of music but more is happening with the control and the transparency in music. Songwriters are becoming artists and artists want to write their music. SHY Martin in a Norweign singer-songwriter who started her career as a writer before branching out as her own artist. As a young talent she released her first crop of singles in late 2017 year before release her debut EP last year and in 2019 she is keeping it going. We not only had a chance to catch SHY as played at London’s Curtain Hotel but we also caught up with the singer to chat all things music and more.

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Love Saves The Day Back For Another Year

In a couple weeks, Bristol-based festival “Love Saves the Day” will return to Eastville park, bringing with them an what seems one of th stoniest line ups for British artists of the summers festival season. It brings with it a hub of DJs from around UK and Europe spanning across genre and generation, some of the most formidable artists in the UK rap scene and some sweet nostalgia trips for the 90s-00s kids.

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ASBO Meets: Young & Sick

Nick van Hofwegen who is better known as Young & Sick is a Dutch multi-threat artist who is not only an artist when it comes to music but also one whose talents expand to the visual sense. As someone who has designed cover artwork for Maroon 5 and Foster People to name a few. He is also an artist who has been on the rise for a while, with a string of singles, EPs and a debut album we caught up with Young & Sick just after the release of his latest EP Size of Relief which just came out this past Friday. We caught up with him to talk all things music, his creativity, the pressure to create music, where the future of music is going and more.

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ASBO Live: Maisie Peters

After taking a bit of time away from the gigging scene last month in order to recuperate and just gather ourselves together. We welcomed a new month by checking out a fresh new talent on the scene Folky-Pop singer Maisie Peters as she played at London’s Scala.

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ASBO Meets: DJ Spinall

Hailing from Nigeria the name DJ Spinall might not be one that you have come across before. However, with a career as a DJ which has spun well over a decade with a number of albums and mixtapes under his belt we caught up with DJ Spinall fresh of the release of his brand new song Who Do You See featuring Kojo Funds to find out more about him and to chat about all things music.

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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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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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