Juxtaposing off-kilter beats, smooth instrumentals and funky synths, John Dole is an authentic voice within North Eastern hip-hop. His sharp rhymes and clever use of rhythm sets him apart as does his lyrics. Which explore the struggles of modern life, ignorance and its legacy for the future and venting his frustrations with the music scene around him. He takes influence from artists such as the Streets , Mos Def, and De La Soul.
Badger are a two piece alt pop force hailing from Newcastle, mixing melody with a narrated existential crisis. Listeners are advised to abandon all prior convictions.
Outspoken new wave North East soundcloud rapper whose lyrics delve into some refreshing new territory.
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Rob Blazey is a local low end provider, beat maker and one fifth of live electronic band Grey Tapes. His performance project Kalimbo unites his obsessions of making instruments from found-objects and music from found-sounds, using a collage-built thumb piano/gestural midi controller to capture, trigger and manipulate live audio, collected samples and synths.