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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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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