Following hard-hitting drill single No Speaking, hotly-tipped Cardiff rapper Juice Menace released her debut EP “029” in November 2020.
The EP, titled “029” after the British Dialling Code for Juice’s own Cardiff, is an unwaveringly powerful display of a young rapper poised for greatness. Exhibiting true lyrical dexterity, virtuosic flow and a commanding performance style to challenge artists beyond her years, Juice effortlessly tackles the spectrum of UK rap, offering her self assured flow over expertly crafted UKG on Conducta-produced Eyez on Me to another bar-raising drill offering in Street Heir.
2020 saw Juice build up to this debut project through a run of impressive, industry and peer-lauded singles. The assertive and formidable No Speaking has notably carved a lane for the exceptionally high standards that women are setting in the UK’s drill boys club, while her freestyles have garnered fans in Aitch, DJ Target and DJ Semtex. Juice has been named “One to Watch” by Gal Dem and profiled as a Spotify Radar First Listen Artist, as well as picking up playlist placements on Spotify’s ever-influential Rap UK, Who We Be, and New Music Friday UK, and Amazon UK’s +44. No Speaking was also named BBC Introducing track of the week on BBC Radio 1Xtra and has picked up spins across Capital Xtra, Radio 1 and Rinse FM.
2021 has seen Juice Menace drop a new pandemic themed single ‘FUPTHECLUB’ alongside a brand new freestyle.
Though Juice is just at the beginning of her journey, as an adept and whip-smart lyricist, flawless performer and the leading creative mastermind of her career to date, she’s proving worthy of the “CDF CEO” title already fondly awarded to her by her peers and dedicated fanbase. Juice is firmly positioned to take 029 to the world.
More Time Records co founder Sam Interface has been consistently producing dance floor heat for the last decade. Growing up a stones throw from the legendary Glastonbury Festival, Sam first visited the festival in his mothers womb and has attended every festival since 1997.
The vast eclectic line ups of the Festival was a huge influence on Sams musical taste, he loved the sounds of the Jazz World (Now West Holts) stage especially, It was here in 2000, after watching Roni Size Represent that he developed his first musical obsession – Drum n Bass / Jungle Music. He soon moved to nearby Bristol and got heavily involved with the local scene, honing his craft as a DJ and releasing his first productions under the name Interface. During that period in the late 2000’s, amongst many others he released seminal dnb classics “Get Lo” and “Bright Lights” (with DJ Die and William Cartwright), tracks that still get rinsed to this day.
In 2011 he found himself he found himself in Trinidad and Tobago, a trip that would change his life, he visited the world famous T&T Carnival and fell in love with the Music and Culture of the Islands. He linked up with local producer Keshav “Laza Beam” to form Jus Now. The combination of their disparate styles brought something truly unique to dance music and their track “Tun Up” (feat Bunji Garlin), blew up dancefloors all over the world in 2013.
The success of “Tun Up” gave them a platform to create and tour the world with their live band. Touching Festivals all over UK, mainland Europe, India, Brazil and the Caribbean. They produced records with stars like Busy Signal, Beenie Man, Stylo G, Machel Montano and Miss Dynamite but are probably most well known for their frequent collaborations and productions for “The Viking of Soca”- Bunji Garlin. On top the underground smash “Tun Up” , they also produced two of Bunji’s Biggest Hits – “Truck on d Road” & “Big Bad Soca” tracks that have become part of Caribbean folklore!
Constantly chasing new creative paths, 2017 saw Sam launch More Time Records with DJ Ahadadream. He kicked off his latest project in 2017 with an 24/7 EP alongside Uk Garage legend Zed Bias, he has also released bangers on Redlight’s Lobster Boy imprint (with Dismantle) as well as the exploring his jungle roots on his heavily rinsed X Amount EP on More Time.
2019 saw Sam move in a different direction again, utilising his production skills as a mainstream mix engineer, adding his signature bass heavy sound to platinum hits from Wiley, Idris Elba, Steff London & Sean Paul (Boasty). plus Young T & Buggsey, Aitch (Strike a Pose) amongst many others.
All the hard work on other peoples records didn’t stop his creative output though, with him dropping two more EP’s (Intensity & Yeke Yeke) on More Time as well as a Collaborative More Time Release on legendary Dance label R&S.
2020 and all its problems can’t slow Sam down either! His joint EP with Ahadadream 3.33 was full of weapons for every DJ’s livestream and September now sees a debut solo EP on the iconic R&S imprint – Pink Dolphins.
As his relentless studio workmate continues into 2021 with lots more Productions, both under his own name and for other artists. There is plenty more to come! N.Y.T.A
N.Y.T.A (New York Transit Authority), the Bristol-born DJ is without doubt one of the major influential producers of the last decade.
Whether it’s pioneering new styles and effortlessly jumping between musical genres in the studio. Or out on the road where N.Y.T.A has played sold-out shows at most of the biggest music events in the UK, including Glastonbury, Warehouse Project and Fabric & more. N.Y.T.A has toured the world time & time again, playing everywhere from the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia & New Zealand as one of the U.K’s hottest DJ exports.
With numerous releases on Redlight’s Lobster Boy imprint, he also boasts some of the labels most successful releases, such as ’95 & Off The Traxx. His musical influences of UK Garage, Bashment, Techno, House, Grime, Bass House, Dubstep & Drum & Bass all come through in his music, and married with his impeccable DJ skills, he is known for getting any club or festival jumping.
As a producer, he started with Dubstep beginnings in 2009 as ‘Mensah’ on labels such as H.E.N.C.H. & the world renowned Deep Medi. With an impressive catalog of forward thinking releases and not to mention high profile official remixes of UK No 1 singles by Example, Emile Sandé & Professor Green. This took him to play at the legendary Plastic People & DMZ nights, as well as to Radio 1xtra, where he became a resident DJ for Mista Jam.
N.Y.T.A has made a career of being at the forefront of Dance music, and in 2012 he donned the New York Transit Authority name and took the musical world by storm with seminal and era defining releases on Lobster Boy, which along with “THAT” legendary FACT 321 Mix, which not only helped birth Route 94 by including his unheard tracks, but also cemented the N.Y.T.A alias as a electronic music mainstay. The Bristol boy has also released tracks on Shadow Child & Kry Wolf’s label ‘Food Music’ & Monki’s ‘Zoo Music’
The N.Y.T.A Boiler Room debut was at the Agi & Sam showcase at London Fashion Week Men’s ’17. It was described by Boiler Room as: “The Channel 1 mercenary took us through 50 fiery minutes of unrelenting Bassline, Dancehall, Grime, Hip-Hop, club and beyond.”
N.Y.T.A along with friends Jus Now & GotSome co-founded the club night ‘Who Cares’ & have taken over many festival stages with line up’s including EZ, Goldie, Diplo, Eats Everything, My Nu Leng, Chris Lorenzo, David Rodigan, D Double E, Flava D, Chase & Status, Koyjey Radical, Zed Bias & DJ Yoda plus many many more.
Forthcoming for N.Y.T.A is a string of releases on his own new imprint 95recordings, plus more new music to follow on Lobster boy. With his first decade in underground electronic music almost in the bag, you can expect big things for the second.
Angela Jones is a singer-songwriter with effortlessly breezy jazzy vocals and a warm free-spirited disposition.
After finding her voice writing poems at a young age the natural evolution into writing music took place where the eloquent use of imagery became well integrated into her intelligent lyrics and interesting melodies have been well integrated into her songwriting.
Under the newly adapted moniker CVNCH, (previously Cunch) has a persona invented to express the aggressive cheeky and generally abrasive aspects within his personality.
CVNCH does not adhere to the stereotypical image of UK rap and grime, but takes obvious influences from the leaders of the genres.
katriine (previously know as TAK) is a songwriter and producer drawing inspiration from artists such as PVRIS, The Japanese House and Julien Baker to create an atmospheric alternative pop universe with heartfelt lyrics.
A bilingual millennium born rapper from Bristol, inspired by all corners of hip-hop and RnB who vows to keep the authenticity alive through his music. Bringing a fresh versatile style to the UK scene spreading positivity by following his mantra –
“Truths are revealed and illusions distilled, The spill of this wave will assist you to chill.”
21-year-old singer-songwriter draws heavy influences from James Blake and Sampha, bringing dark yet soulful sounds through piano-led ballads, gently edging towards delicate topics.
Having previously lived in Birmingham and Botswana, Lebo has a great deal of life experience which is reflected throughout his music.
With a whole slew of releases already behind him, Lejitt is a modern-day rapper in the classic boom-bap lane.
Recently winning the ‘Artist Dream Contest’ he travelled to the USA to collaborate with established producers after being introduced to a new global audience.
Olivia Rose’ stage presence is undoubtedly electric, having performed at clubs across the UK including Londons E1, her talent outweighs her age – at just 19.
Her sound is heavily influenced by RnB frontrunners and lyricists such as Gwen Stefani, IAMDDB and Sade.
Olamiposi Ayorinde is an experimental artist from Mullingar, Ireland. Performing under the moniker of ‘Posidays’ he creates spoken word/rap poetry that touches on growing up in rural Ireland as a black male, mental health and finding yourself.
As well as spoken word, Olamiposi is also known as ‘Irish Mellow’ which sees him make his own beats and produce mix and master his own music.
As well as producing his own music, he runs a platform to showcase the upcoming independent and innovative artists in the UK and Ireland known as ‘Cxption’.
Taking a wide variety of inspiration from Reggae Hip-Hop RnB and Drum and Bass with a love of experimenting with different genres, X4 mixes his unique sound and song writing to create awesome tracks.
X4 belives that collaboration opens opportunity for new ideas and really allows him to express himself through differing styles. Get him in the studio the ideas just start flowing!