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Lili Caseley Say C’est La Vie In New Video

April 29, 2020

Rising UK talent Lili Caseley drops a brand new single C’est La Vie. A song of moving on from a relationship gone wrong. Lili graces the well-produced pop/r&b track with her soulful vocal ability. Telling her ex ‘Boy, Bye’ using cleverly written lyrics, with catch chorus.

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Camden native Lili is a former Artist Development student at ACC London and was spotted by Cetera management after performing in a competition, hosted by Hoax. The prize was to support Ed Sheeran at one of the last shows as part of his Divide world tour last year.

She’s won support from respected music titles like Clash, Notion, Music Week and Official Charts UK. Whilst also receiving coveted airplay as DJ Target’s UK unsigned single on 1xtra, playlisted on BBC Radio 1xtra and BBC Introducing’s featured artist.

 

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Falz Drops Best Visuals Of 2020 #newmusic

April 21, 2020

FALZ DROPS ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING VIDEOS OF 2020 SO FAR AS MS BANKS DONS A NURSES COSTUME AND CARTOON EYES FOR ‘BOP DADDY’

After soaking up and loving the audio of the sensational link up between one of Africa’s biggest stars Falz and UK Rap queen Ms Banks for ‘Bop Daddy’, the wait for the video is finally over. Sneaking in filming just before the UK locked down, Falz made the 3000 mile trip from Nigeria to London to land on UK soil and shoot alongside Ms Banks and the result is an insanely creative video.

Taking on a trippy retro vibe the video is doused in vibrant hues of pink, orange, gold and blue. The quirky fish eye views and cartoon-like eyes bop along to the jiggy lyrics and bouncy flow from Falz and Ms Banks’ unstoppable savvy bars. Releasing on Falz’ VEVO page the video has smashed through over 442,000 views in a matter of days thanks to the sexy teasers from Banks and Falz that warmed up their fans in preparation.

‘Bop Daddy’ comes through as a major break for Falz for his UK audience. Having amassed 69 million video views to his name and accolades which include BET Viewers Choice Award for Best International Act, Falz has been a major hit in Nigeria and throughout Africa and his latest smash is a major introduction to the UK alongside one of the very best in British artists out, Ms Banks.

The decorated entertainer has four award-winning solo albums to his name and quickly established himself at the top of Africa’s elite performers through his incredible work as a musical artist, accompanied by his 6 million+ followers on social Instagram. Collaborations with the likes of Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Olamide and Davido sit alongside smash releases including ‘This Is Nigeria’  and ‘Soldier’ whilst on the live circuit he has sold out numerous headline shows, including a UK tour along with venues across Paris, Canada, North America and Lagos’ premiere venue, The Eko Hotel Convention Centre so Falz stands firm as an artist that can’t be passed by.

As for Ms Banks, her rise to the top of the UK hitlist has been unmissable. Friends and collaborator with the likes of Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, her onslaught of music, has seen the South-Londoner become one of the UK’s most popular rap stars over the last 12 months after hits such as Bad B BopSnack and Back It Up.

Produced by CHILLZ and with all the sauce provided, ‘Bop Daddy’ is an instantly infectious number that places Falz with the hottest names out right now.

Check out Bop Daddy! Out now across all DSP’s.

STREAM/PURCHASE: FALZ X MS BANKS – BOP DADDY

Stay up to date with FALZ by following his socials for news about upcoming releases & more.

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NEXUS TALKS – With Nadu Placca

April 16, 2020

Nexus Talks

Tune in to @nexuscreativehq IG LIVE 16/4/2020 as we link up with Nadu Placca, The Global Event & Experience Architect | Founder – The Zoo.

Nadu Placca @n4dup has coordinated festivals (@Afropunk @Afrochella), exhibitions, corporate events and product launches across the globe including Tokyo, USA, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and right here in the UK.

Set your reminder for 2PM GMT as NEXUS member and host @kamillahrose catches up with Nadu on IG LIVE

Nicole’s Groove – DJ Jden Refix

March 23, 2020

 

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During a time of quarantine, a lot of creatives are really utilising this time to be productive. DJ Jden of Bassn8’s, who is a regular DJ on Cellar Doors’ Sound System at Notting Hill Carnival, has used his time to produce a refix of the classic UK Garage track ‘Nicole’s Groove’ by Phaze One, His refix entitled “Fly Boys”. The track opens with reversed sampled vocals from Nicole’s Groove track, with signature synths. Brought together with a southern Bounce influenced sound, which gives it a different flavour to the original. This track is a real sonic treat. Just what you need to hear when chilling around your house, reminiscing on a time (last week) when you were out vibing to some bass tunes with your crew at your favourite club spot.

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Take a listen and download from the links below.

Download: 👉 http://www.mediafire.com/folder/45c7jbabb0v66/FLY_BOYS

#AV #OSH present #TalkToMe

March 6, 2020

FROM PENNING TRACKS FOR TINIE TEMPAH AND DENO DRIZ TO HIS DEBUT AS AN ARTIST, AV TEAMS UP WITH VIRAL HIT MAKER OSH FOR SMOOTH RNB JAM ‘TALK TO ME’ 

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Having penned tracks for the likes of Deno, Tinie Tempah, Da Beatfreakz, Swarmz and Loick Essien, AV Allure aka Aaron Evans steps into the spotlight as he makes his artist debut alongside ‘My Ye Is Different’ star OSH to give us ‘Talk To Me’.

STREAM/PURCHASE: AV X OSH ‘TALK TO ME’

After the huge success of OSH’s viral hit and cover of the Burna Boy smash ‘Ye’, which propelled him into the spotlight, garnering him a deal with Columbia Records alongside a slew of fans and millions of views, singer-rapper OSH has continued to build his discography and profile. Hailing from South London’s musical hub Croydon, OSH’s career has been a long time in the making, growing up with his church choir, he learnt how to play instruments such as the Violin and Piano. In his teenage years OSH explored his sporting talents, leading to a football scholarship that saw him pursue sports to degree level but his love for music prevailed.

Bringing a wealth of experience, musical understanding and growth to their collaborative drop, AV and OSH present ‘Talk To Me’.

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Check out TALK TO ME out now across all DSP’s.

Stay up to date with AV and OSH by following their socials for news about upcoming releases & more.

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#Interview with #Actress #MarleenMathews

March 5, 2020

Marleen Mathews is a Dutch actress and model based in London. As a bilingual actress, she got a lot of media attention in The Netherlands after portraying the role of Merel in The Entertainment Experience Project by Paul Verhoeven. The organisation even declared her ”The Face” of the project. Moreover, she is also well known in Turkey because of the film Turkish Ice-cream. Today, we are lucky enough to have the chance to interview her and get to know more about her career as an international actress and model.

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1. When did you start your acting and modelling career? Where are you mainly based?

I’m based in London after moving here 5 years ago from The Netherlands, where I’m originally from. I was scouted for higg-end fashion modeling in Amsterdam at the age of 15. Did that for a few years until I was 19 and became too “developed” physically to be a model. So I moved into acting, which is a lot more fun to be fair. I trained at one of the Netherlands top private drama schools in the evening while studying for my bachelor’s in fine arts with specialisation in digital arts, technology and science.

2. What was the original motivation for you to become an actress in film and entertainment industry?

During drama school.in Amsterdam is quickly became apparent I was more of a film actress than a theatre actress as my tutors kept pointing out my acting was “too small and too fine”. Reluctant to change my natural way of going about, I decided to move into screen acting as a camera captures the reality of emotions on such an intricate and refined level. It felt like a natural thing for me to do, as in my work I want to show the delicacy of the shifts in the emotional spectrum, mentally and physically. Next to that, I’m a storyteller and I’ve always been extremely interested in human psychology, trying to analyse and understand why people make certain choices in life and how it affects them, the people around them and the route they’re set out on. I also love observing people and how they interact. It’s something I do a lot, watch people and make up background stories of who they are, where they’re from or where they’re going, what the relationship is between two people, what the clothes they wear say about them. And hands, hands tell you everything about a person’s emotional state. It’s fascinating.

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3. How do you find your acting life in this industry so far?

It’s a way of life. I’ve been in the industry since such a young age. I know no other way of living. And I actually really enjoy the hustle, the uncertainty of booking a job, the constant race against my competition, the odd work hours and auditions (which most people hate) I really love. It gives me drive, momentum, keeps me sharp and on my tippy toes. My brain is always firing on finding better, creative and more efficient short cuts in this career path (which is not easy at all impossible) but trying to outsmart competition is very rewarding and that challenge has always stimulated me to keep going. Over the years this high pace way of going at.my career has made me a very skillful networker. It’s what we in the creative industry refer to as ”the hustle”, you’re chasing these connections and links to your next job, where ever you go, ’round the clock. You snooze, you lose!

4. What is your favourite movie that you have cast? Any upcoming film projects in London?

My own films are never my favourite. It’s work, so I analyse and learn from them. Then I move on. Job done, next project! But, the Turkish feature film I did last year was a lot of fun to do. Made some new friends (including a litter of stray kittens and a grumpy camel) and had a lot of fun filming near Istanbul for 3 months. It’s a bit weird to see your face on filmposters plastered billboards all across Istanbul and other major Turkish cities.
I’ve been cast in a few projects in the upcoming year, one American feature film and a potential new Turkish project, too. But I can’t say much about those projects yet!

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5. What is the biggest challenge you have found on this journey?

In the beginning I was very hard on myself, very goal driven. I thought “by 25 I need to be here and there or my career failed!”

Competition is still competition, but back then that mindset would make me envious of other actors. This.way of thinking also madenit harder to work together with people and made me very impatient. Then I started meditation and doing a lot of mindfulness practice which helped me to loosen the reigns and chill out about the end goals of my career. It also made me much more kind and understanding and I discovered a desire to help others with their careers and projects over my own. I actually now don’t really focus much on an egotistical goal or an end result at all, I just flow and follow down what ever path that opens for me and what feels good and aligned with my energy at that give. time in my life. As long as you feel good and your energy is positive you have already won. Because everyone’s ultimate goal is happiness and contentment, and if you are able to find that while still moving forward in life, you’ve already won.

6. Any advice you would like to give to prospective actors/actresses who would like this career route?

Don’t pull to heavy, just relax, enjoy the ride. Look after yourself and be your best version because then people will want to be around you and work with you, even if your acting is shit.

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Interview Notes Courtesy of ‘The Designer

#MilanFashionWeek2020 #Highlights

February 25, 2020

From a chic version of musical chairs at Jil Sander to a Marie-Antoinette themed spectacle at Moschino, here we have picked our 10 favourite highlights of Milan Fashion Week this year.

Prada: The view from a balcony overlooking a busy Piazza was the set for Miuccia Prada’s fall show. Opening with 1940s inspired tailoring, cinched at the waist with utilitarian belts worn with deconstructed pleated skirts, spliced to reveal the leg, Prada’s constant play on the strength of masculine tailoring with feminine touches was ever-present. The feminine fairy dust was scattered as fringing found tracing the arms on coats and dresses and swaying as details on knitwear. The strength came in shirt and tie looks and sleeveless patent leather coats.

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Max Mara: Backstage creative director Ian Griffiths summed up the collection, saying: ‘Max Mara is king of the coat, this season I wanted to develop as many coat shapes as possible.’ Featuring great coats, capes, cabanas, and duffles, some with a ruffle sleeve, others with a drop shoulder and gathered sleeve head to create volume, and some worn with skirts with hemlines that dip dramatically on one side. Griffiths looked to an icy northern seascape for inspiration; maritime-themed detailing appeared as rope belts to cinch dresses and duffles with toggles and tassels.

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Gucci: Alessandro Michele showed a 360-degree view in a fully immersive show including the backstage area of rails of clothes and dressers now centre-stage. Michele explained post-show that there is more to a fashion show than just the clothes. ‘You were our show, and we were your show, both seeing how the other works,’ he said, explaining that this was his first reciprocal show. Michele drew on childhood – the perfection and freedom of children’s clothes – and translating this to looks such as a pinafore worn over a lace shirt, or a pleated dress with a neat lace collar.

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Fendi: Exploring ‘soft power’, this collection felt new and modern and ladylike with a diverse cast of models. Greys, neutrals, pastels and Fendi’s signature yellow were offered up in cashmere, leather and lace. Officers’ coats and blazers felt contemporary when detailed with a boned bodice curved around the back finished with shoulders that planed to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Playful, voluptuous shaped skirts were worn with cosy knits, bibbed blouses, with one worn with a bonded leather accordion skirt, followed by a neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace.

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Tod’s: Newly appointed creative director Walter Chiapponi has a lot to congratulate himself on with this collection. Reworked classics felt fresh, referencing everything on Italian style from furniture design to architecture. The clothes were refined and the shapes adapted to transform the fit. The show opened with jumbo cord trousers, masculine shirts layered under a blazer or worn with crochet knitwear. The drop shoulder is a key trend appearing on coats. A new process for the brand is patchwork, which closed the show, the label’s idea of how to use waste fabric. Small steps, but it’s a start.

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MoschinoJeremy Scott merged the opulence and extravagance of Marie-Antoinette travelling forward in time to 2020 with the candy colours of Tokyo. Scott opened with a pannier waisted denim dress embroidered in gold metallic thread. Next came Gigi Hadid in a biker jacket and exaggerated satin dress. The twists came in the guise of a hybridised hoodie and leather jackets, which brought looks back to the present day. The finale closed with tongue-in-cheek grand tiered cake evening gowns, inspired by Marie-Antoinette‘s famous quote, ‘Let them eat cake’.

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Etro: The collection had South American influences, Argentinian Gaucho style hats and fringe detailing. The show stealers were the knitted coats that were extraordinary, lavish weaves and prints. A shearling coat had folk-like embroidery, and multi-textural, appliquéd, and fringed knits were wrapped aroundsignature paisley-printed ruffly, floaty dresses that were scattered throughout. The evening wear varied from velvet jackets to a gold brocade smoking jacket and beautifully embroidered and embellished tops and dresses.

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Versace: How do you match everyone on their feet staring at J-Lo closing the show? You make them look at themselves. Guests were sat in front of a screen with their real-time image staring back at them, before it morphed to contort their image. What started as humorous became unsettling (as surely intended by Donatella). Versace went large on high-heel Wellington boots; spliced, sewn and patchworked denim; razor-cut leather dresses; a heritage line of Prince of Wales houndstooth in tailoring that featured exaggerated shoulders and hips; and shrunken puffer jackets.

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Bottega Veneta: Daniel Lee’s first show since he swept the board at the Fashion Awards in December was the ticket of the week. All eyes were on the shoes: after launching a monster boot trend, he continued what is sure to be his winning streak with cuban-heeled cowboy boots. Bags, for which the brand is famous for, came in oversized intrecciato and pocket-sized clutches. Chartreuse, scarlet and yolk-yellow made the palette pop. Elsewhere Lee was in a razzle-dazzle mood. Jeans came in all-over diamanté, as did dresses and tailored trousers. Let’s call it sequins by day – the Bottega Veneta way.

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No.21: This was Alessandro Dell’Acqua 10th anniversary at his label No.21. The show was full of Dell’Acqua’s signature style, a touch of the very cool and slightly rebellious bourgeois girl, mixed with the play on masculine and feminine – a mannish style shirt worn as a dress, as it offered up super sexy V-neck jumpers tucked into pencil skirts worn with a chunky ankle chain stiletto. The chunky chain also decorated impeccably tailored coats, or held an asymmetrical draped skirt in place and gave a punkish note to the collection, another coat had safety pins creating floral-like embellishments.

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Courtesy of ‘The Designer

#KarlLagerfeld #RIP #FashionLegend

February 19, 2020

It is now a year since Karl Lagerfeld passed away, leaving behind a legacy for his friends and colleagues at Chanel, Fendi and his own KL brand to remember him by.

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In a seven-decade career as one of fashion’s greatest multitaskers, Lagerfeld created collections simultaneously for the houses of Chanel and Fendi, in addition to his signature label Karl Lagerfeld. Today, the designer is still celebrated for his iconic collections, memorable shows and his eternal impact on the fashion industry and beyond. ⁠

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@TalawaTheatreCo presents #RunItBack #Theatre @TimeoutLondon

February 17, 2020

Talawa, Run It Back, Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon, London, Things To Do, London

Talawa Theatre Company’s first production at the new Talawa Studio at Fairfield Halls is Run It Back

Conceived and directed by Coral Messam, created with Gail Babb, and devised by TYPT:18, Run It Back brings rave to theatre.

Set in an explosive club night, Run It Back immerses the audience in Black British club culture with dance, physical theatre and a live set from DJ and turntablist Psykhomantus.

A disused warehouse.

A party rages.

Distorted bass pulses through the streets, calling the ravers in. Lost in the music and dripping with sweat, they surrender to the DJ’s game.

Talawa Studio, Fairfield Halls, London

★★★★★ “Run It Back defines the rave culture scene … realising the Black British experience without condescension … must-see immersive theatre”

The Upcoming (Selina Begum)

Director – Coral Messam

Creative Producer/Dramaturg – Gail Babb

Assistant Director – Esme Allman

Designer – Amanda Mascarenhas

LX – Pablo Fernandez Baz

DJ/MD – DJ Psykhomantus

Producer – Alison Holder

FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE

Talawa, Run It Back, Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon, London, Things To Do, London, 2020
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2020 mood. Have a nice day. #TheJoker

February 17, 2020
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