THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED- WE LOOK FORWARD TO 2024 MOVES FESTIVAL: BRADFORD
The Fifth installment of QM Records' gathering takes place in the City of Bradford. The festival spreads its wings. We bring 2 evenings of live music energy to Bradford, building on top of the vibes from previous MOVES Festivals. Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of July at Kala Sangam Arts Centre is not to be missed. You can purchase a ticket for both days using the link here or see individual day links to purchase for either Friday eve or Saturday eve. Peace and Love.
LUNAR C - Instagram
Lunar C is English rap royalty. Between his rap battles in Don't Flop, Lunar C has accumulated over eight million hits and was awarded trophies for 'Best Newcomer' and 'Performance of the Year' within the league in 2011. His widespread popularity has led to multiple appearances on the media channel SB.TV, and an appearance on British singer-songwriter Labrinth's EP, Atomic. His latest mixtape, Breakdown Rebuild, also features collaborations with UK artists Dirty Dike and Tommy Dockerz. He is in a crew called 'Fly Tippers' whose logo also features on designs for Boisht Clothing. Other members of the group are PTRM, Minas, Wyde Boi and Chief Wigs. (Wikipedia)
BLAZER BOCCLE - Instagram
‘Blazer raps about what it’s like to live hard and dangerously, with very little to lose. His lyrics embody the spirit of Bradford, and have the perfect balance of Northern charm and grit’. ‘Blazer has been honing a sound that reflects the wildly different genres he was exposed to growing up: the rock music listened to by the ‘geezers’ down the pub, the hip hop beats his uncles introduced him to, the smooth Neo-Soul and R&B played in his mother’s house and the bassline/niche he raved to at parties’ (This Is NQ).
Blazer is reeling from the release of his new EP, where Dreams Go to Die, a boisterous project filled with side-splitting lyricism, infectious energy and a healthy dose of post-punk influence. Some bars are downright abrasive: “You make me feel like the first time I ever sniffed a line,” he raps on the revenge-fueled Sex Pistol, against a backdrop of indie-rock guitar riffs. (The Face).
RED SHAKES - Instagram
Paris and Bradford may not have much in common. But they do both play an integral part in the story of one upcoming star. Sam Carvalho Da Silva, who goes by the stage name ‘Red Shakes’, is a young singer/songwriter on the rise. “I make indie/rock but I do like that sort of sixties pop stuff’. After being played on a national radio station, the artist is desperate for his big break into the mainstream. You can also hear the 21-year-old’s quality tunes blaring out of the speakers at Valley Parade before matches and during half time. Red Shakes released his debut EP ‘Nothing In The Morning’ this year and it does not disappoint with a nice mix of jolly numbers. (Telegraph and Argos).
SOFU ft. HAZE DA MARTIAN - Instagram
The rising Yorkshire emcee Haze Da Martian ‘Following his recent co-sign from Giggs, the Bradford rapper and SOFU Collective member continues to build the hype surrounding his name with the trippy sounds, Haze Da Martian blesses the beat with infectious and dynamic flows all whilst boasting his lyrical ability’. (Mixtape Madness).
MUSUMBA - Instagram
BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire was quick to spot the potential of the young musician of Congolese heritage. Musumba is “a total must-hear” and “absolutely a star in the making”, BBC Introducing presenter Alan Raw has played her tracks numerous times on Radio Leeds. Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music declared “what came out of the speakers was brilliant” when featuring her on his weekly mixtape. Her art is described as a fusion of African rhythms, feminist lyrics, contemporary R&B vocals and rap. She supported BRIT Awards and Mercury Prize nominee Kate Tempest. (The Yorkshire Post)
KENZO JAE - Instagram
18-year-old uni student, from Bradford, promotes his music on YouTube (BBC)
Fresh from supporting COOPs, Kenzo Jae has been played on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire as well as Radio 1. This artist is clearly destined for big things.
Sisi - Instagram
A true superstar in the making, 18-year-old singer-songwriter Sisi is here to make a statement for the North-East. Having already received heavy backing from Youth Music & PRS, as well as regular BBC Radio support, Sisi’s 2023 release schedule is set to turn heads.
An incredibly versatile artist covering everything from Afropop to Garage, it’s no surprise that she won the prestigious ‘Young Songwriter of the Year (UK & Ireland)’ award last year. Sisi's talent has proved undeniable and at such a young age it seems that there will be no limit to her success.
KG. - Instagram
One of the sharpest lyricists hailing from Bradford. She has bangers on top of bangers and is destined for great things in the music scene ( WORDPLAY)