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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ASBO Live: Anne Marie

Last night we joined the massive crowd which was literally around the black at Brixton’s O2 Academy for the first of a two night stint for Anne Marie’s show as part of her Speak Your Mind Tour.

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ASBO Live: Yxng Bane

When we headed down to the screening of HBK The Pequel we had no idea what we were in store for. When we reported on the short film last week. A lot of the music that was featured in the film was unreleased material and was hinted to be an upcoming project. The following day after the release of this film Yxng Bane dropped HBK The Mixtape answering those suspicions of new music to drop. A week later this past Friday he concluded his HBK tour playing London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town.

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Boiler Room presents: Palestine Underground

Palestine Underground is a new 25 minute documentary by Boiler Room, documenting the thriving underground music scene in one of the most conflicted regions on Earth. This documentary follows a week in the life of alternative Palestinian music collectives, up-and-coming techno DJs, and innovational hip-hop producers and rappers, including the collective BLTNM, in the lead up to the first Boiler Room party in Ramallah last June.

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Dorpheus drops video for UK drill tinged ‘Heliosphere’

North London based producer Dorpheus wants to change our minds on dubstep being a dirty word in today’s musical climate. Making a name for himself behind the scenes working with artists such as Lil Durex and Lizzi, Dorpheus brings the old dubstep sound of the early noughties into the new era in a head-on collision with current sounds like UK Drill and Trap.

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Kovacs presents heartfelt video for “Mama and Papa”

Never before has Kovacs opened her heart so widely and revealed her soul as on her latest album Cheap Smell. After enjoying chart success throughout Europe with her debut album Shades of Black and its lead single My Love, she has turned inwards towards her own life and past issues on her new album.

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ASBO Meets: Cape Cod

Kiev Native Cape Cod is an electronic music artist who takes his work beyond just the music. He was awarded ' Best Electronic Artist at the  Jägermeister Indie Awards following his debut "Cult"  album in 2016 and recently released his second album “Echoes” he has already  collaborated with the likes  of  Adidas Ukraine and  Ditch.  We caught up with Cape Cod to discuss all things about his music, growing up in Ukraine, influencing the younger generation and more.

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