Wednesday, September 4, 2013

G-Sessions Ft. Ghostpoet

 Ghostpoet takes to the decks

After a month long celebration of G-Shock's 30th anniversary, August closed with a celebration of the G-Sessions, featuring the inimitable Ghostpoet.

The G-Sessions were launched to celebrate the search for creativity by G-Shock around Europe.
G-Sessions took place at G-Shock pop-up stores in London, Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg and Berlin. A leading local ambassador from each key city was chosen to commission and co-create a one-of-a-kind artistic piece inspired by the G-Shock DNA of toughness.

Radio 1's B Traits was in the house

The winner of the G-Sessions artwork will be chosen by the G-Shock Facebook community at the Grand Finale held in Berlin on November 28th

London's pick was the Mercury Prize nominated singer and producer Ghostpoet, whose debut album received wide critical and commercial acclaim thanks to singles like the brilliantly titled Cash And Carry Me Home and crowd-stealing performances at Glastonbury and Bestival. His artistic piece will be inspired by questioning what it means to be creative.

"Creativity to me is a combination of not only thinking outside the box but also considering that the box might not be a box at all, not limiting one's thoughts. Going with what's in your gut, also come to mind," said the Coventry born musician.

Throughout the month, the Dray Walk pop-up saw performances from Cashtastic, Baby Blue, Rodney P, Show N Prove, Smiler and a DJ set from Ghostpoet and Femi Edmund Adeyemi, Ghost's NTS.

Giggs: (Is It Gangsta) Yes Yes Yes

Featuring a suited and booted Giggs, and a cameo from the song's producer Mark Ronson, the South London spitter presents less a video, more a film for his new single, Yes, Yes, Yes.

Going back in time (we'll guess the 1950s?), Giggs and his SN1 crew take us on a lighthearted romp of card games, missed shows, dodgy managers and Bobbie's on the beat, before leaving us with a 'To Be Continued...' cliffhanger.

Shout out Gigg's acting, he's actually really great!

Krept & Konan: Young Kingz

We knew they were popular, but few could have predicted just how well Krept and Konan's new mixtape, Young Kingz, would do.

Going on sale earlier this week, the  EP is already No.10 in the UK Charts midweeks and No.8 on the iTunes charts. Considering there's no major label, no physical album and just a 6 week promo run that received hardly any TV or radio, this is an incredible result for the South London duo. Young Kingz features Geroge The Poet,  Fekky, Giggs, G FrSH and Yungen.

The boys also picked up a nomination for Best Newcomer at last night's MOBO nominations.

The boys first made news when their cover of Kanye and Jay Z's Otis received over 5 million views in 5 days, subsequently being taken down. Since then, the have toured with Skepta and seen their popularity spread, and wit the release of the new mixtape, it looks to us like the people have spoken!

Support the movement by buying your copy of the mixtape, featuring My Story (above) here.