MC FIZZY | MUGUN | FRED FREDAS |
BLAISE PASCAL | ZION | JOEL BAKER
MC Fizzy is an artist from south London and also a part of the collective called "Genius Cru" known for their classics hits “Boom Selection” and “Course Bruv" he has been consistent in making music for a number of years.
Gaining a rep for delivering biting flows over hip hop beats, Coventry rapper Mugun uses Lauryn Hill’s classic The Sweetest Thing instrumental to showcase his versatility with his latest offering. ‘The Sweetest Ting’ is the title track from his up-coming ‘The Sweetest Ting EP’ which is chalked in for release in late summer. The song acts as an ode to teenage love and angst on the block.
2016 was a breakthrough year for the young emcee, and after winning ‘Best Urban Act’ at the Unsigned Music Awards, receiving a Rated Awards ‘Get Rated’ nomination and having a track on SonyAtv/Reprezent’s sync project ‘Grime N Reason’, Mugun has been cited as one to watch this year by industry figures.
Spending much of 2017 in the studio refining new material, Mugun is now ready to drop a set of singles, which will make up a full EP in late spring/early summer.
Fred Fredas is a 22 year old Artist/Songwriter/Musician coming out of South London
With his proclivity for soulful instrumentals mixed with gritty, hard hitting vocals; it is not hard to detect both American and British influence in the music of Fred Fredas. An astute and observant storyteller, he harnesses the immediacy of grime with the undeniable sheen of modern hip-hop. The likes of Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, Andre 3000, The Roots and many more were Fred’s influences as he was growing up and now all those sounds have been manifested in his music.
London based future-soul artist Blaise Pascal unveiled his debut self-titled EP in February. Lead track ‘I Can't Wait’ (premiered on Clash on 31st Jan 17) samples the melodic hook from Billy Cobham's 'Heather', famously used in hip-hop classic 93 'til Infinity' by Souls of Mischief.
A talented musician and authentic storyteller, Blaise's EP tracks range from exploring the complexities of relationships to addressing serious issues. He regularly takes inspiration from social, political and conscious commentary, such as on the track 'Dead Man's Shoes' (premiered on Complex UK on 14th Feb 17). Heralded as a one to watch by ILUVLIVE, Blaise appears on the ILUVLIVE Hot List for 2017.
Born in Pembury and raised in London, Blaise's career began with scholarships to Sylvia Young & Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. At the age of 17, his uncle Martin Rex (engineer & producer of artists such as Alison Moyet, Neneh Cherry and The Beat), saw potential and gave him a guitar, igniting a passion for playing and writing that would soon surpass all else.
If there were a secret lab that created R&B stars, their 2017 model would probably sound something like Zion aka ZF. South London’s own Zion writes songs that celebrate women and never objectify, showcased best on standout single "Wavey". His 2016 release "Let’s Go" features a confident voice and mature sound, with eclectic production that keeps his UK Urban sound fresh.