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RAISE UP WITH ROOTS RADDIX

Back with a long overdue episode of That New Sh*t and it’s only right that I go back to my roots – that being my admiration for Manchester-based hip hop collective Roots Raddix[…]

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KADEEM TYRELL ON NURTURING CREATIVE TALENT IN TODAY’S YOUTH

Lover of soul, South Londoner and new school British R&B crooner: he goes by the name of Kadeem Tyrell. “Touched by the immediate softness of his range and the calming quality of his music” is how I can best describe my first encounter with his latest project. He is not only passionate about his craft, but also recognises his position to give back by continually encouraging the future generation of singers/songwriters. Journey with me as I chat further with Kadeem about his gospel influences, life and how we can encourage creativity in today’s youth[…] 

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26-year-old Riian Raquel (pronounced Ry-an Raw-kel) is coming into her own simply by doing what she loves. She’s an underrated gem, with a standout sound and a unique discography that you can access right now on SoundCloud. In an honest conversation, I got to know Riian personally and witness her positive spirit and humility firsthand. She opens up about her journey so far, growth through SoundCloud, dream collaborations, fears of fame and more […]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – DYNAMIC DANCER AND BAY AREA NATIVE SWÄGG WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO LEVEL UP

This right here is a dream interview for me – for a number of reasons. If there is any dancer/choreographer that I’ve wanted to interview, it’s Bay Area native Swagg. He dances effortlessly to commercial music, plays with elements of contemporary dance and puts together a NASTY hip-hop routine. There is literally no limit to his daredevil-esque and spontaneity […]

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DELVING INTO THE WORLD OF ‘COSMIC TRAP’ WITH VOCALIST CHIKAYA

I like to consider myself a lover of niche music genres. I love uncovering new music and I continually encourage myself to step out of my comfort zone, by appreciating a range of different sounds. My journey through these various sounds has now landed me at the door of “Cosmic Trap”. Bristol-based vocalist Chikaya is on a mission to bring “Cosmic Trap” to the forefront of the mainstream music scene […]

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THE PRODUCER CATALOGUE S01E01 FEATURING SPACE WIZARD SCOTT XYLO.

Catch the in-depth interview with Leicester producer Scott Xylo.

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READ ABOUT THE PRODUCER CATALOGUE HERE!

 

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TEN BEATMAKERS THAT HELPED ME GET THROUGH FINALS

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – BRITISH MODEL KIANA CUMMINGS CHATS TO INTHEWRITERSMIND

Linden Staub’s own Kiana Cummings is on the come-up. Kiana’s talent first caught my eye in SUKEBAN Magazine, an online platform dedicated to supporting creatives of colour […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE – THE ILLUSTRATOR MEETS THE WRITER

The illustrator: Mary Hart The Writer sits down with a talented young illustrator called Mary from North London. Mary discusses the creative process behind her eye-catching illustrations and digital portraits. Starting only two years ago […]

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BABAJIDE OLATUNJI CREATES MESMERISING DEPICTIONS OF NIGERIA

 An interview with artist Babajide B. Olatunji I recently fell in love with the work of a visual artist who goes by the name of Babajide B. Olatunji. Babajide shared that his current mode of […]

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