On the release of his new project ‘Capo the champ’, Grime MC Capo Lee talks to SK Vibemaker for UW about his mindset behind being ‘The champ’, creating reload bars as an MC, his growth since his 2015s track ‘Liff’, thinking about plaques & more
East London born / North London based rapper/producer & Song-writer Ebenezer talks to SK Vibemaker for UW about sharpening & building his song-writing pen, his working relationship with London based producer ADP, transitioning to a solo artist, the story behind his name Ebenezer & weather he shares scrooge/stingy character traits, signing a major label record deal, his low-key nerd tendencies & more
Columbian born/Toronto based singer/song-writer Jessie Reyez talks to SK Vibemaker for Urbanworld about how things have changed since releasing her debut project ‘Kiddo E.P.’ early 2017, the success of her collab with Calvin Harris ‘Hard to love’, any fears of being distinctive & different, her powerful song ‘Gate keeper’, her new single ‘Phone calls’ & more
In this episode of Unlock the Podcast, SK Vibemaker & Sarah Harrison talk:
· Life hacks to early morning starts
· Chris Brown ranking high on the all-time R&B artist list
· Where the Merry in Christmas has gone
· To love handle or not
· The skill of segways in conversations
· Confusions over Bitcoin
· The difference between Eminem & Jay-Zs comebacks this year
· Weather Hip Hop fans embrace the O.Gs less than other music genres embrace their O.Gs
· Too much music too little time – The art of the DJ ear
In this episode of Unlock the Podcast, SK Vibemaker & Sarah Harrison are joined by UK DJ/Producer/Music Connoisseur Snips to talk:
· Has “Branding” created a generation of entitlement?
· Awareness vs. supporting worldly injustices
· The struggle of new age comedians in the current ‘viral hype’ climate
· GOAT talk (Wu-Tang vs ATCQ, RZA vs DJ Premier, Biggie vs Jay-Z)
· Is the present celebration of 2Pac “trendy”?
· The evolution of eras of music
· The creative process behind Snips’ new instrumental project ‘The Barbershop E.P.’ & more
With the release of his new single ‘Heart the weekend’, Shakka talks to SK Vibemaker for UW about the success of his recent solo tour, effortlessly fusing together so many influences, all of the studio camps he has been involved with this year, Craig Davids influence on his career, what winning 2 MOBO awards has done for his career, signing his 2nd major label record deal recently & more
On the release of his first solo single, London-based producer/songwriter ADP who is behing Yungens ‘Bestie’ talks to SK Vibemaker for Urbanworld about his production journey so far, Steps in positioning himself around artists like Krept & Konan & Chris Brown, Beatmaking vs production, the making of Yungens ‘Bestie’ & pushing Yungen to sing on the track, advice for upcoming producers, working with Chris Brown on his new album ‘Heartbreak on a full moon’ & more
Stefflon Don talks to SK Vibemaker for UW about her fantastic last 18 months & if it has gone to plan, coming with a different sound on her single ‘Hurtin me’, How all her travelling growing up has effected her sound, Her development & evolution over the last 3 years, Developing her Jamaican influenced style, Speaking up about her imperfections, Signing her major label deal after a whole year of waiting, Her ties with QC Records, What her track ’16 shots’ has done for her career & more
Singer on the rise from Woodford/Essex Ebony Frainteso talks to SK Vibemaker for UW & breaks down the story behind her name, her song-writing views, Working in Amy Winehouse studio, Her heritage, Being misunderstood, Connecting with producer G.A., Finding her voice & more
In this episode of Unlock the Podcast, SK Vibemaker & Sarah Harrison are joined by California rapper Buddy to talk:
The Buddy breakthrough
Previous affiliation with Pharrell & iamOTHER imprint
Growing up with a father who is a Pastor and his influence/opinions on his music
Getting in the studio with a “Grimey” UK artist
Remembering Garage/Grime pioneer Major Ace
The lack of UK “underground" music coverage in the early days of blogging
The history of Dizzie and Wiley beef
The development of Giggs - Wamp 2 Dem feedback
Can Young Thug and Travis Scott be compared?
The GOAT of Atlanta discussion
Who holds the crown for R&B king?
Is artists signing a major label deal no longer a celebratory event?
Lil B calling out Post Malone and other 'culture vultures'
How does ‘Dove’ keep getting away with racially controversial messages?