Never one to do things by halves, Red Bull Studios London will celebrated its fifth birthday in style with a week-of celebrations
Despite its relative infancy, Red Bull Studios London’s legacy and impact on London’s music scene is palpable. At a time when record label resources are dwindling, the non-commercial studio has stepped in to support artists and help them realise their creative ambitions and projects.
We were lucky enough to be invited down to Red Bulls Raise the Roof, London. AgeTheMC chatted to some of undergrounds finest including GRiZ-O MC, Magic and Lemzy MC.
Top 5 chosen MCs ARE NOW CONFIRMED**
Eyez /Dubzy /Row D /Snowy / Mez
Over the last five years, the studios has seen most of UK grime’s royalty pass through its doors: Kano, Wiley, BBK, Novelist, Fekky… the list goes on. Now Red Bull Studios is giving the public a turn to guest on a unique collaboration, created by renowned producer Zdot, who has recently worked with Stormzy, Lady Leshurr and Bugzy Malone. On 2nd November, Zdot will upload his instrumental to the Red Bull site for burgeoning MCs to script to. From 4pm on 10th November, the vocal booth will be open for rising stars to come and prove themselves. Entries all get a 10 minute slot, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Zdot will then select his top 5 entries and produce a full track, to be released online by Red Bull Studios London.
The studio has acted as home to multiple Artists in Residence including Julio Bashmore and Hudson Mohawke; it has been the birthplace for numerous chart-dominating albums, including Jessie Ware’s debut album Devotion and her 2015 follow upTough Love, Disclosure’s number 1 album Settle, Juliob Bashmore
Knockin’ Boots, Don Broco’s Automatic and Little Simz’ A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons.
Countless (often impromptu) collaborations have happened there such as Disclosure& Sam Smith, A$AP Rocky & Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Jessie Ware & Julio Bashmore, Don Broco & Darq E Freaker. If walls could talk…