Wow! What an experience! I was lucky enough to have been invited to come & see an underground show @Village Underground in Shoreditch put on by IAMNEXTPLATFORM. I thought why not go check out some artists, but I definitely wasn’t expecting what I saw that night!! First of all, I have to give a big shout to Mr IAMNEXT (Seshie), This guy has given young, talented emerging artists from all backgrounds the chance to just express their art & skill.As a spectator, an onlooker in the crowd, I have to say thank you bro! Please keep on doing what you’re doing, it’s bigger than a music event! This is future history book material! You’re on a train to big things.
Photo Credit: Francis Augusto @franxisaugusto: Instagram
As I write this I keep thinking “what do I put in?” This isn’t because there’s nothing to write about, it’s because there’s too much to write about! The final show for the UK tour included performances from:
- Suspect ft Giggs
- Ryan De La Cruz
- Society Of Alumni
Boy these acts hit the stage a mad one when I mean ultra-talented artists it could be an understatement. They were all sick! There were a couple of acts that I believe already could be hitting the UK charts soon. So stay tuned for that in the future! One thing I noticed among many, is that this truly was OUR music, OUR sound.
The show wasn’t put on by any head record label exec, tour manager or A&R person, but by people who love OUR sound & OUR music, but to take it further it was kind of more than music & more than the sound it was FAMILY. Fans jumping wall to wall, mosh pits, wheel ups it was 100% music paradise!The words I‘d use to describe the underground scene are ENERGY, DIVERSE, ORTHODOX, MULTICULTURAL, MULTIVERSAL (I know, that’s not a word) & FUTURISTIC.
These guys that performed were real life young rockstars I’m taking the whole lot, having alcohol in their hands when performing & even passing it on to fans, another act jumping into the crowd and starting a mosh pit while performing! Why as a music lover would you want it any other way? My final verdict is we need more recognition for OUR scene I believe this music represents OUR culture, beliefs & ultimately our lives. I’m so happy to say I’m proud of what the underground scene is doing & where our music is heading. LB Signing out…
Below is a snapchat story of a personal view of events!Please mind the awful rapping along. Lol