On Thursday 26 July, Discovering Tottenham is teaming up with The Antwerp Arms to bring you a music showcase with five young emerging artists. Our gig is kicking off a four day festival, Tottenham Creates, taking place across the area.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you a series of interviews with our five young talented artists. Reserve your free ticket on Eventbrite.
Check out the line up below:
GIN is a London Based DJ and a founder of Goldsnap and Resis’dance. GIN has been DJing for over six years and has graced the stage at Southbank, Tate Britain, the V&A and Dalston Superstore, as well as notorious parties such as Pxssy Palace and Gal-dem. GIN spins a great variety of genres, including R&B, hip hop, UK Funky, UK Garage, house and disco.
Bahar is a London based pop and soul singer who counts Lianne La Havas and Erykah Badu amongst her biggest influences. Bahar has been gigging around the circuit for a number of years and is due to release her debut EP in late 2018.
Kayes Mensah, is a 22 year old music producer and songwriter from North London. The young musician began his journey at age 14, under the name Marsta Menzz, writing and performing lyrics over UK Grime instrumentals and teaching himself to produce and engineer.
After a few years of honing his craft as an MC, in 2016 he decided to drop his previous moniker and become Kayes (which comes from KS – the initials of his first and middle name), making the decision to alter his approach and sound within music. He took a year out to polish his skills as a producer, experimenting with different genres. He’s back for 2018 focusing on a range of genres including hip-hop, soul and spoken-word.
At only 21, musician and Hackney native amahla taps into an era before her time to create an uniquely modern vintage soul sound. A graduate of UCL with a thesis on African American brutality, amahla’s politics is tightly wrapped up with her vivid lyrics. Her debut single Old Soul is out now and as the name suggests, amahla is out to create creates classic soul records. Already receiving support from Urban Development, Girls I Rate and the prestigious Roundhouse amahla is ready to inject a new dose of soul into 2018.
Citing influences ranging from Wretch 32, Sade and Fela Kuti; it is no surprise that CR Fredro’s musical artistry thrives on his natural and often-times effortless lyricism, unique vocal tones (resonance) and challenging productions to invoke a certain feel and emotion from the listener. His journey as an artist has taken him from the Overdue mixtape up to 2017, where CR Fredro brought us the El Fredro EP which quickly gained traction and saw a sold out headline show to mark its release. Having already been featured on the RAP UK playlist for his latest track Window alongside Vxmp, and a very exciting catalogue of unreleased music; 2018 will prove to be the year CR Fredro announces himself to the discerning ear.
Reserve your free ticket on Eventbrite so you don’t miss out. See you at the bar!
Watch the highlights from our last event.