Helping Novel

Remember my friend Novel (Ashley Deveaux) from the Bahamas? He’s entered a competition with his production team Archetype Infinity to work with Ryan Leslie in New York. Seems pretty important to him and he’s a talented guy – so I thought I’d do...

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Dave Holland videos some Conservatoire students I’m working on a project this week at the Conservatoire. Dave Holland, the jazz bass player, is doing a one week teaching residence there, and a bunch of students get to work with him and put on a performance of...

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Anthony Herron from Boy Wonder Records and Brian Travers from UB40 I had an interesting lunch that stretched to a whole afternoon at Cafe Soya (my favourite place to get Won Ton Noodle Soup). I was there with Jez Collins, who I work with at the university; my...

So… I met this musician: Novel

Ashley Deveaux aka Novel “Make Me Say” by Sketch feat. Novel A couple of months back, I received an email from a young guy who’s producing and performing music in the Bahamas. For a while I couldn’t really figure out what he did (he describes...

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Listening to the Safires album with David and Kirk A big football night in Manchester, so I chose to stay in, listening to the freshly-mastered album by the Safires. David (left), with whom I’m sharing an apartment for the duration of the Aftershock Project, is...

So I met this musician… Abraxxxas

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Abraxxxas is a rapper from Marseille. His real name’s Gabriel, but his stage name...