Music/Model Industry Party (MIP) Part 3 Presents:
Live Performance by UK Girlband Empress And UK Rapper Scorcher Hosted By Pretty Curvy UK Models & London Rose.
M.I.P. (Music/Model Industry Parties) is a new and upcoming series of events which attracts models, photographers, designers, artists and people from the industry to join us for a networking event and party once a month in an exclusive venue in the heart of London City!
As a part of DJ Cameo’s (1Xtra) events team, we spent the whole summer throwing amazing events!
Every monday for 6 weeks we would hold an event in the famous club Black ‘n’ White called ‘Sex on the beach’ each night would be hosted by a celebrity artist or DJ.
Friday’s everyone would hit what we named ‘YOLO’ (you only live once) in Club ICE. The official after party for Kandi Beach, club capacity of over 2,000 clubbers and sold out every night.
While out in Napa we were given the opportunity by Lethal Bizzle and his team to throw his ‘Offical Dench Launch Party’ held in club ice.
This was all a build up to the main event, Summer Love Beach Festival, headlined by Chase and Status and live performances from the likes of Dappy, Sniper, Wretch 32 and many more!
Summer Love Beach Festival: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG0fWOt949s
Hey! Welcome to my Tumblr. Here you can find out about events I’ve managed. Tours I’ve been on, and PA work I’ve done.
I’m passionate about the music industry and entertaining. Put them together and what do you get? The best concerts, show cases and club night’s around! I’ve always been passionate about events and I hope to start my own events company one day. At the moment I am finding my feet within the music industry, as I’ve also done tour management and personal assistant work. I know I can take on any role that’s given to me and I’m always proud of the work I do.
I want to be the person people call up to come to my events because everybody knows that’s the place to be! In 3 years time I see myself running a successful events company, putting on international music events.
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The Breakin’ Convention 2012 tour will be travelling from Plymouth to Inverness across nine venues showcasing the best UK and international Hip Hop dance theatre.
Alongside performances from local crews at each venue, Breakin’ Convention features stunning performances from Clash 66 (France & Korea) and the double world champions Vagabond Crew (France) plus performances from ILL-Abilities(International) in Plymouth and Birmingham.
Breakin’ Convention is much more than just a show - it is an experience! Take part in freestyle sessions with live DJ demos in the foyers and workshops from top international artists, plus much more to be confirmed.
Sadler’s Wells Theatre | Sat 5 - Bank Holiday Mon 7 May
Plymouth Theatre Royal | Fri 11 May & Sat12 May
Birmingham Hippodrome | Mon 14 May & Tue 15 May
Edinburgh Festival Theatre | Fri 18 May & Sat19 May
Inverness Eden Court | Tue 22 May
Sheffield Lyceum | Fri 25 & Sat 26 May
Brighton Dome | Tue 29 May
Bristol Colston Hall | Thur 31 May
Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse | Sat 2 June
Keith Sweat & Kut Klose
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<p>I got the chance to hook up with the tour manager from Genuwine’s concert again and work along side him as his personal assistant. It was down to me to check itinerarys, attend the sound check and make sure Keith Sweat had his rider and other important things!</p>
<p>I’ve made a strong connection with this team and will be working closely together in the future. So keep an eye out America, I’m coming!</p>
I got the chance to hook up with the tour manager from Genuwine’s concert again and work along side him as his personal assistant. It was down to me to check itinerarys, attend the sound check and make sure Keith Sweat had his rider and other important things!
I’ve made a strong connection with this team and will be working closely together in the future. So keep an eye out America, I’m coming!
Celebrating an entire decade of youth empowerment through creative arts, students from DV8 Training put on a unique festival incorporating music, fashion, art and even a game show, all under one roof. I Am DV8 took place on Friday 27th January 2012, and was a show not to be missed.
From the moment I arrived at Stratford Circus, I was warmly welcomed by one of the official I Am DV8. As a former learner it was a humbling experience. Walking into the foyer I saw people turning up by the dozen. Excitement and energy buzzed around the room. The audience was treated to a selection of great music, provided by SB, Joss Ryan and DJ Sincere. Together they built anticipation, with a soundtrack bassy dubstep wobbles and funky house anthems.
At 8pm we were ushered into the main space. Inside the amazing 3-storey wrap around auditorium were decorative microphones hanging from the ceiling (nice touch). Five minutes in and the lights started to dim. The audience cheered as a powerful grime instrumental played over an inspiring montage of footage from previous events, projected onto the backdrop of the stage. It was a fitting tribute to the success that Fusion and his events students had achieved over the years.
The opening performance came from an artist called JCJ, who performed his song ‘Dreams’ with Angel. As an opening act they warmed up the audience, keen to show their appreciation for the up and comer. Shower Sho came on stage ‘to take us on a journey’. The backing track to Kanye West and Jay Z’s ‘N*ggas in Paris’ dropped, to loud roars from the crowd. The hype atmosphere was quickly reduced to complete silence, as the next set of performers took to the stage to deliver a song about the unsettling escalation of gun and knife crime on our streets. By the end of the song I had goose bumps and the audience had risen to their feet cheering - a great sight to see.
Moving on, a very exciting artist called Delano literally tore it down with his brilliant rendition of ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’. He simply entered the stage, picked up a guitar and completely blew me away; he even had the whole crowd clapping in participation, definitely one of my personal highlights of the night. By this point the crowd was amped, Young Zondi came on and lit up the room with his confidence, jumping around the stage and dancing, which set up Nina Lion nicely to perform her solo single ‘He’s Like A Star’ to a willing crowd eager to hear more.
Jevenen then came on stage, a great artist that the hosts referred to as the ‘voice of the streets’. He performed an amazing set, accompanied by world-class pianist Hannah Vasanth (Rihanna, Jessie J). Their poetic interpretation of Linkin Park’s ‘In The End’ was met with a great reception from the audience as he rapped with true emotion about the harsh realities of the world young people live in today. Jevenen proceeded to hit us with something more up-tempo, which was a great move. The vibe completely changed. As the audience became livelier, the next DV8 student grabbed the mica and graced us with his presence. Junior’s song, ‘Best That I Can Be’ was probably my favourite from the night. An inspiring track about living life to your full potential through hard work and wanting to be the best you can be. These two artists are definitely ones to look out for in the future.
Up until this point, the night has been a brilliant insight into the wonders that DV8 Training can achieve, with the right students. I honestly didn’t know what to expect next. There were so many performances, each from individual artists that had their own style. The powerful grime song performed by Imz and Jammin titled ‘Crazy’ was top drawer, as was the performance from Jester, one quarter of the up and coming group Timeless.
In fact, throughout the event there was so much going on, but never so much that it became overwhelming. The upstairs gallery showcased some great photography from Yinka and Sara Shamsavari, which celebrated an amazing ten years of events through images. What made this all the more interesting was how the amazing visual artist Jodie Diaz portrayed the photography in comic book form. It definitely made for a great visual piece that beautifully captured a decade of live multimedia showcases. You could see the growth from the very first event up until now and being at the I Am DV8 festival only proved they get stronger as each year passes. There was even a variety of pop up stores selling fresh garments and accessories from independent brands such as Down Wid It clothing and Blingwear UK.
Talking about clothing, we was treated to a great little fashion show that displayed the talents of the DV8 fashion students whose assignment was to put together three different styles - boho, vintage rock and biker chic. All three were executed very well. There were customized t-shirts, dresses and vests for men and women (I would have happily purchased two pieces). This was a very entertaining segment to the show and made the overall night more enjoyable. After the fashion show there was a 15 minute break where you could go and get a drink from the bar or sign up for one of the great courses that DV8 Training provide, an option many young people seized.
After the break, the audience returned to a transformed stage set as the team set up for a unique game show called ‘Man Can’t Chat To Me’, hosted by Remel London. The game show definitely provided some much needed humour. Ny was amongst the panelist, next to Kele Le Roc, Troy, Jammin, Soundbwoy and Dollar. The special guests were divided into two teams ‘Say No More’ and ‘Kiss My Teeth’. Between them they gave a lot of banter, making the audience laugh and feel relaxed. ‘Kiss My Teeth’ won in the end with 11 points by snatching the Catchphrase round and guessing that Wiley was the mystery face underneath the multi coloured blocks.
As soon as the game show finished it was time to bring back the live music which kicked off with grime star Dollar, who performed his new single ‘Déjà Vu’, Jammin and Ghetts came out the wings halfway through his performance to a very excited crowd. Following their immense performance the audience was treated to a performance from the amazing Kele Le Roc who sung ‘Things We Do for Love’, before taking us on a little trip down memory lane with ‘My Love’, over a medley of backing tracks, including Ciara’s ‘Like a Boy’ and Coki’s ‘Night’, giving the classic UKG song new life.
DV8’s Music Production & Business Level 2 students also put it down. RJ King beautifully strummed his acoustic self-penned single ‘Better’ alongside Alex C who sounded equally as good with the vocals. Missy P came on stage with Doubles and performed an uplifting song over Drake’s ‘They Know’. AB Initio and Cai rocked the crowd and Remy Martinz brought some swagger to the show. A newly formed Code Red closed the night with a polished performance.
The final collaboration brought together emerging dubstep producer Shourick and the amazing Krump collective Wet Wipez. The crew brought explosive energy to the stage and ended the night with a bang. Fusion, the main tutor behind the Eastside Stories events, suavely came on stage with his learners to wrap up the affair with a touching speech that recognised the work ethic of the students, tutors and artists who made I Am DV8 an amazing success. He went on to say that he’s celebrating five years with DV8 Training, which I think, is a brilliant feat in itself. A wise man once said to me that forward is the motion, the path is negotiable and being at I Am DV8 proved to me just that, anything is possible. Well done.
Words by John Graham
The Eastside Stories team is going hard with their brand new festival I AM DV8. Check out this amazing banner, designed by top visual arts company Blingwear UK. It’s so fresh off the line that it still smells of aerosol cans! The team will be at the festival showcasing what they do and unveiling a customised pair of I AM DV8 trainers. So, make sure you check out our website here and get down to Stratford Circus on 7th JULY 2012!
Fresh from the successful launch of DV8’s first festival, the Eastside Stories team is back to step up the levels with the summer sequel
We plan to takeover Stratford Circus with an array of workshops, presentations, market stalls, TOP performances and so much more.
DV8 Training is bigger than ever, so expect nothing less than the best on July 7th 2012.
Keep your eye on the DV8 blog IAMDV8.com
A quick Q&A :).
Last year I went out to Spain on my own to work. I went to loads of different events and made a lot of new friends, including a drum and bass artist called Skibbade. He invited me to an event he was performing at called ‘Innovation In The Sun’. I wasn’t sure about going because I’ve never really been into that scene, or kind of music.
I asked a few people around, who was going and what the scene was like.
I found out later that Shorty & Maximum from BBK were also performing, so I got in touch with them and asked what it was going to be like. I ended up going on the night Skibba was headlining and the atmosphere was nothing like I’d ever experienced before, everyone was just having a good time.
The music was so different to what I’m used to and I just really enjoyed the environment. The fact that everyone cared so deeply about the music was so infectious, they actually made one of the artist do an encore of the same song, three times!
I loved it, it was a moment I’ll never forget. I’m actually going back this year to spend the whole week there!!
One of the first events I done was the at London ExCel center we called it ‘The Jukebox’ It was a chance for us not only to put on the event outselfs, but perform too, I found putting this on was so stressful, as my tutor Fusion just dropped it on us with such short time to plan.
I stage managed and also performed, I sung and danced, (60 seconds to do an outfit change isnt long by the way) I really enjoyed the day of the event, as everything just ran smoothly, but all the planning and rushing made me think about if events is what I really want to do, but when the day was over and I looked back on the past few weeks, I really knew in my heart, this was going to be my career.
The DV8 team took a visit to Westwood’s Studio on 24th Jan to promote the event ‘I Am DV8’ for Jan 27th 2012. He showed much support in what we at DV8 stand for and the DV8 team putting on this amazing event.
During the holidays before the course started, a few of us came in and we came up with ideas for an event we would like to do, one of the ideas someone came up with was called ‘walk in my shoes’ the concept was about, what’s its like for other people, who aren’t as well off as us, and what it would be like to live as them for a day and to realise that we need to appreciate what we already have.
Planning for the Black history month, we decided to up-cycle the walk in my shoes idea.
The event was basically a presentation, speaking about, Ancient History, Slavery, The Present Day and The Future.
After getting ideas of who and what we wanted to speak about, we started to e-mail the staff at DV8 promoting the eventn and seeing who wanted to get involved.
I created a flyer for the press release, with I found really good, and I enjoyed it because I didn’t get to make the flyer for the last event.
We then went onto doing rehearsals, they didn’t go as planned because no one was prepared and a few people were late.
But I think that’s just something we can learn from and take it into the next event, we could of used more time and planning.
I feel like all in all it went really well, it could of gone better with more co-operation, and time though.
At Grounded we have teamed up with Sick-A-Bit to bring you a one off special, featuring the best from both events, all in support of our charity Youth Music.
Hosted by 1Xtra’s The Mac Twins, expect to see artist like, Dot Rotten, Political Peak, Fola, Adz & Shallow, Bobii Lewis + surprise guests!!
+ Dance Off
+ WIN Beats By Dre
+Come down to Dingwalls (Camden) on the 9th May 2012.
Were also working with Krispy Kreme on this show so expect an overdose of them!
I’ve recently been working with up and coming artist DDark, last week a team of us got involved in planning and shooting his video for a track on his newest mixtape ‘I’m not an MC i’m suttin else’.
The song has the kindof energy that makes you want to get up and dance “It’s about going nuts and letting your emotions out” - DDark, The video has scenes of anti social behaviour, graffiting, models and lots of smashing things.
We managed to get young visual artist Andrew on the scene from Blingwear UK to graffiti over the walls as we shot the video in an old abandoned warehouse in North London somewhere!
Watch out for the video!
Check out DDark’s Channel Here;
Special thanks to: @DdarkOnline @MrMoeMusa and @BlingwearUK