Artist/producer UFFIE has collaborated with British visual artist Jam Sutton to create a sculptural augmented reality audio project, available via Jam Sutton Studio app. Uffie’s latest single, ‘Ego’, soundtracks the AR and is available to stream on Spotify & Apple Music.
Known for his diverse body of work ranging from art, fashion (“This Is Not Clothing”), still and moving image (collaborations with Pharrell, Azealia Banks, Steve Aoki), museum exhibited artist Jam Sutton explores human form in the technological age. Harnessing the potential of digital techniques, Jam creates artwork that draws reference to classical ideologies and aesthetics of the past.
The collaboration between Uffie and Jam began as a sculptural art piece exploring Carl Jung’s theory of shadow, self, and ego. The project has resulted in the creation of a marble sculpture (available for limited sale), an audio soundtrack by Uffie (co-written with Ariel Pink), and an augmented reality app that brings the audio and visual together to explore the many layers of consciousness within the psyche. The resulting piece is a hypnotic experimental audio visual experience.
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ASHA GOLD‘s ‘Too Good’ is the product of a time in this young artist’s life when pressures were coming down on her to leave these creative pursuits for more so-called “practical” endeavours.
Following a heated debate, the 19-year-old West Londoner took to her bedroom where she recorded a voice note of the pre-chorus and chorus for ‘Too Good’. The next day, Asha finished up the song in around ten minutes on the piano; this being all the reassurance she needed to stay on track with her music career.
Reflecting on that time, Asha Gold says:
“Although deep down I knew I wanted to pursue music, it was impossible to trust myself because it felt like no one was trusting me. I battled with the pressures and opinions of those close to me who I respected, but in the end I had to pull the trigger and decide for myself.”
It’s understandable why Asha Gold faced this initial backlash, considering that she’s the first in her family to outwardly express these creatives ambitions, with no one on either her Mum’s English side or her Dad’s Indian side setting out the footsteps for her to follow in. That being said, even if you’re not battling with this same decision, Asha believes that…
“Too Good can resonate with people facing any sort of decision – it’s a positive song about backing yourself even when it feels like others don’t. I had to laugh at the situation in the end, and say “I’m too good to be having sleepless nights about this”, it’s going to work out.”
‘Too Good’ was completed with production from Dilush, whose vibrant style accentuates Asha Gold’s intuition for beat-led R&B, electronic and pop lines.
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Released just before the Xmas period, pop/electro trio KYOTI‘s latest single ‘The Light’ is a song for those cold, winter months. They wanted to create something dark to reflect the season but that was ultimately full of hope and joy.
Singer Ed took influence from his own struggles with depression during the festive season to write the lyric. He said this about the track:
“The Light is a really personal song. Once we started writing I realised how complex and at times fraught the season can be. I’ve always been fascinated by the symbolism of light in the darkness and wanted that to be the main driving image behind the song. Last year I was in a very bad place in November and December which culminated in me calling The Samaritans, but thanks to a lot of self-care and therapy over the year my mental health has dramatically improved and for the first time in a long time I feel hopeful. It seemed to me that the line “I’m beginning to see the light” perfectly summed up that feeling.”
KYOTI have recently embarked on ‘Project Twelve’, where they will be self-releasing one track every month for a year. ‘The Light’ is track #3, with nine more to come in 2020. Their previous single ‘Restart the World’ was released through Seahorse Music (Bryde) and Kitsune Musique in early 2019, gaining airplay on BBC Wales and BBC Newcastle.
Have a listen to ‘The Light’ below…the proceeds of the single does to The Samaritans.
If your ear has been anywhere near the UK rap scene over the last two years, it would’ve been pretty tough to miss the rise and rise of C MONTANA. Cut from the same cloth of all the rap greats, the Londoner has built a profile based on his rags to riches tales and their visual accompaniments documenting his luxurious lifestyle, love of cars, women and jewellery. Now set to take his career to a new level, C Montana teams up with S Loud for the release of his single ‘Big Rich’.
Premiering with the ‘Voice of the Streets’, DJ Kenny Allstar on BBC Radio 1Xtra, the record is his final drop of the year and a big statement to let the world know that 2020 is his. Hitting out punchy verses on the laid-back reminiscent beat, C Montana shows exactly why he’s become one of today’s most certified and engaging rappers in the world of street tales.
Clearly a product of the early 00’s rap generation which was home to the likes of 50 Cent and Rick Ross, there’s something old skool hip-hop to his new skool output. Speaking of inspiring his youngers through both visuals and lyrics, C Montana embodies every inch of what it is to be a superstar rapper and an ever progressive businessman. Every visual and image is doused in the finest drip, the jet-set lifestyle and the racks of money, laid out bare next to the undercurrent of business, hard work, street life and trap houses.
Taking up music as a hobby to document his life, C Montana made his first major entry to the music game just two years ago with his debut studio recorded single ‘Drug Dealer’ featuring AyEm. The record gained 1.5 million YouTube views and subsequently the rapper has released numerous videos seeing his profile and fanbase soar. After a short hiatus and the demand from fans to hear more, C Montana has been unable to ignore the call any longer and jumped back into the booth to release the weighty ‘Big Rich’….check out the video below…