It wasn’t a bad Summer, right? It just passed far, far too quick. Seems like only yesterday we kickstarted our Summer with WILDLIFE festival, enjoying some good vibes, good music, and with good people. When Corona hit us up asking if we wanted to end our Summer in the same way, it would have been rude to refuse. Finishing off their #CORONASUNSETS series down in Newquay, we jumped on a plane (yes, a plane) and joined our friends at Corona to celebrate the end of Summer in style at one of the most incredible coastal locations in the UK. This was a weekend to remember. This is how Corona do things. This is living.
Believe it or not, summer has started. That means barbecues, shorts and tees, beer gardens, and, of course, festival season. WILD LIFE Festival was our first this year, and being the types who value experiences, we immersed ourselves within the buzzing crowds to share the action from the festival-goers perspective.
If you don’t recognise Joel it might be because he’s changed his hair style since the last time we spoke, it’s been almost three years since we sat down for our first Conversation With Joel Baker and like each of us he’s been on a journey and come a long way in that time. As positive and energetic as always, the Nottingham born musician takes us back to where it all began and tells us why his latest musical offering, Bran Flakes Vol. 1, sees a noticeable change to his sound. You could even call him a rapper now…
A couple months ago we had the opportunity to sit down with our good friend Joel Baker to discuss his then upcoming Long Sleeves EP. We are all aware that in life timing is everything so with that in mind it seems only right to unleash our conversation with the songwriter now that the EP is available for purchase. Humble beginnings, influences, faith and London life were all subjects touched upon during our discussion with an added look into what the future holds.
Boom. New feature alert. We’ve been a bit slack of late with careers taking precedence and the weather hasn’t been helping with the post-work staying up late to do Y&Y tings. I keep falling asleep when I don’t want to and the post never gets done – time to change that, hold tight for the barrage of content your way. Starting with a new live music photography feature, kick starting with Alex Clare at American Express ®. Summer Series. Hop on after the cut.
We’re blessed at Yin&Yang to individually and collectively have some very, very talented mates. Yin mentioned how strange he found it interviewing good friend Folaju in our last feature – well, in this feature we broke bread with my good friend, Shadez The Misfit. The 22-year old South London up-and-coming rapper – who performed at our launch event – is currently working on his latest material while also keeping his hand in fashion and design. While stuffing our faces with goodness from Apostrophe, we spoke about food, music, fashion and influencing the masses.
Last year Juliyaa dropped her debut EP ‘Stars & Dragons’ and on bank holiday Monday (1st April 2013) she’s headlining a live showcase for the project at Richmix where she’ll be joined by special guests: Wilson, Nick Brewer, Dionne Reid and DJ Ace of BBC 1xtra! Today I rock up at the rehearsal studios where she’s rehearsing with a full live band, backing vocalists and a couple violinists to boot! We discuss her debut EP and her upcoming live show as well as her upbringing in a half Welsh and half Ghanaian household.