I have always been interested in new artists. Anyone who makes Grime music. More than anything I am a Grime fan, so finding new talent both excites and inspires me.
We have already ran a number of competitions for MCs (which we have some unfinished business to deal with very soon) but this time I want to open a platform for the many talented people around the world who are making Grime beats right now. Because, to paraphrase a classic tune.. "if it wasn't for the music, I don't know what we'd do".
Through my label Earth616 I have had the pleasure of working with talented producers starting out their journey such as Maniac, Teeza, Preditah and most recently TC4. I want to once again use the platform I have as a prominent DJ within Grime to shine light on talented creators of this music we all love.
Starting next Monday, for the next 3 weeks we will be accepting submissions from ANYONE who wants to take part. A page will be set up wherein you can send us an mp3 file of your intrumental track where it will be uploaded to the KeepinItGrimy SoundCloud and included in a public vote to choose 4 quality Grime beats and hopefully unearth some great new talent!
As it stands, all I can say is that the 4 most popular tracks will be offered the chance to be released on my Earth616 label on both digital AND limited edition vinyl with all the profits going directly to the artists! But there will be more added as we go along.
So please spread the word, you may get the opportunity to see your work pressed onto a vinyl and released. And at the very least your music will be collected in a play-list of exciting new Grime which may get you noticed even if you are not voted as one of the top 4. The hash tag is #GenerationNext so get involved and get your beats ready for Monday!
I hope this can be a really positive thing for everyone and word spreads far and wide so we are flooded with amazing new music to enjoy.
Thanks for your time and I will see you all again right here next Monday.