Musicalize presented multi-platinum selling hip-hop superstar and the star of current Hollywood box office smash “The Fate of the Furious” Ludacris inside the acclaimed and sold-out Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, west London on March 25.
Faulkner is a popular alternative band based in Venice, California with members from New York City, consisting of Lucas Asher (vocals/guitar), Eric Scullin (vocals/multi-instrumentalist), Dimitire Farougias (bass) and Christian Hogan (drums). After posting an online demo on SoundCloud, Faulkner attracted the undivided attention of Mark Needham (The Killers), RZA (Record Producer/Multi-Platinum Selling Recording Artist/Hollywood Film Director-Actor/Wu-Tang Clan visionary/ MARVEL‘s “Iron Fist” Director), and JP Bowersock (The Strokes) to work on their debut album; RZA co-wrote and produced the popular single “NY Anthem” with Lucas Asher, which premiered on ESPN’s “Draft Academy.”
It was undoubtedly a great feeling to be given the opportunity to release the exclusive video for Chase N.Cashe’s phenomenal track ‘The Black Jesus’. So made sense to approach him for a #SpotlightInterview to gain more insight into this great artist. Read on to find out how he got his name, why he named the EP ‘The Black Jesus’ (his answer may surprise you!) who his musical inspirations are, why he would like to produce for our UK grown talent including Skepta and Stormzy what drives and inspires him + much more in this insightful interview…..
Matt Linnen is a multi-talented singer-songwriter based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex who continues to carve out an ever-growing reputation courtesy of his uniquely eclectic sound, live acoustic splendor, impressive work rate and innate musical ability. Linnen’s immense passion for music and performing live is unprecedented and the ever-growing Essex-based act frequently performs live at various key events to the positive acclaim of audiences around the United Kingdom.
You see it honestly made no sense to act like this LP hadn’t been released since Stormzy (real name Michael Omari Jr) has been absolutely everywhere. Live TV appearances, turning up at Boxpark and performing in venues nationwide, he is without a doubt the man of the moment. If you don’t like expletives; this album may not be for you. I’d advise you however to put it in context; even swear words help to tell a story. The real question is; can his music outlive this vast attention and can his music stand the test of the time. The answer is… YES without a shadow of a doubt.
I’m simply a sucker for a nice beat, sweet boy lyrics and cool visuals. I also have a major appreciation for independent artists. It’s not easy to get your music out there; especially without a powerhouse record label behind you. You could say however that it is without such influence that the magic happens and talent and passion can truly be heard.