Don’t forget to check out the interview we had with them from the beginning of the year!
012_TnT Radio show has opened up any other radio segment – one that aims to feature and breaks indie artists called Underground Arts. This show is strictly for the up and coming artists, the alternative/underground acts and those that operate in the “hardcore” space,so it is thus the hosted by the befittingly low key and deranged Trizzy Tre! Make that you check out the Tre website.
On this show Tre is backed up by female hostess Lienkz, where you can catch them doing their thing on Episode One of the show available on Mixcloud. The first show features acts like Zandalee, Sweden’s 18 Horses and USA’s Pretty Gritty along with several other acts.
When one thinks of Swedish music, it’s usually the Pop giants and historically successful acts such ABBA, Roxette etc that come to mind. Sweden as a region has been one of the dark horses – a more befitting description of the “underdog status” in this context – when it comes to Hip Hop. Despite the fact that there is an active Hip Hop scene, the Swedish market offers a relatively low amount of exposure to Hip Hop acts such as our interview subjects, 18 Horses.
Hailing from a town called Norrkoping, which is also home to the football side IFK Norrkoping, 18 Horses have been doing their thing and embarked on the long journey to make it in the Hip Hop game. Horses are often associated with traction and mobility measured in units of power, considering that Sweden also manufactures the luxury automobile line called Volvo. With all this considered, we spoke to the lead vocalist of the 18 Horses band, Sebastian Lennskog; as a jockey of this horse, he rides on the backs of another singer and a producer to complete the 18 Horses trio.
Sebastian shared with us how the 18 Horses stable (pun intended) came about and touched on their music – in light of their recent EP releases Kapitel 1 – Samhallet and Kapitel 2 – Relationer. We also discussed a number of things and got the low down straight out of the (18) horse’s mouth ;)!
The lovely song bird who is now based in Belgium, after a much traveled life keeps getting better at her craft and has now progress of being a “survivor” (A song title she coined which also had an accompanying remix). The song bird is thriving and ever evolving!
Make sure you check the project out – which is available on digital stores such as Deezer, Google Play, iTunes and Spotify!
Lose Your Shoes (Remix) (available for streaming and free download) is a single from Denzyl’s self-titled EP. The singer wanted to do something special with this track and so he recorded the remix to ‘reinvent’ the song.
The bouncy version of this potential hit single came out just as Denzyl envisioned. An artist from Durban would only want something as hot as his hometown’s climate. The remix just had to be done – you can “blame it on the boogie” (to paraphrase the late legendary singer Michael Jackson). Denzyl is known in his private circles as someone who likes getting “down” to the groove, so it was inevitable that he would produce an upbeat tune. If this festive season you get itchy feet as result of wearing your “dancing shoes”, you may have to thank Denzyl for that one!