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The Future Bubblers showcase at The Pickle Factory is fast becoming an annual tradition. It's a chance to see live shows and DJ sets from a clutch of new artists tipped as ones to watch by 6 Music broadcaster and DJ Gilles Peterson - and in Gilles we TRUST. These nine acts cover all grounds from ive-rendered, atmospheric electronics to Hip-Hop to Brazilian influenced House. The thing tying them all together, is that they're good.
Previous years have included acts like Snowy, a respected Nottingham-based grime MC who's worked with the likes of Logan Sama; Skinny Pelembe, now signed to Peterson's Brownswood label, whose music is a regular fixture on 6 Music and Radio One; Yazmin Lacey, signed to First Word, profiled as part of an Observer feature on the UK's new jazz scene + amongst numerous other articles.
UP THIS YEAR:
Quko Born in Malawi and raised in Manchester, Sabre is a singer-songwriter whose music is saturated with feeling. Using the limited resources at his disposal, his sound is unashamedly DIY, underscoring the raw emotion at the core of each of his songs. He's guided by a myopic focus, endlessly honing his style and sound, a dedication that's audible through his music.
MettaShiba MettaShiba is a musician and composer whose background centres around the drum kit. It lends an agile, rhythmic sensibility to her music. Born in the UK, where she's now based, she grew up between Japan and California, an upbringing which has nurtured a broad perspective.
Forest Law A bright, Brazilian-tinted sensibility runs through every track which Forest Law creates. From Hornchurch, Essex, and now based in London, he makes warm, eclectic compositions in his garden shed. He takes groove as his driving force, building outwards in kaleidoscopic directions.
KinKai KinKai is an MC and musician who draws influence from jazz and electronic music. Based in Manchester, where he grew up, his music is inspired by his childhood and his day to day experiences. Loose, soulful and personal, he nods to his heroes while carving out his own idiosyncratic style.
HMD Hamdi makes thoughtful music, influenced by hip-hop, R&B, and his family heritage. Moving to Manchester as a child, he went to school in Denmark, where he started learning the drums and made his first steps into music. He hails from a long line of orators and poets, drawing energy from his roots in Somalia where he was born.
Lazy H A free-flowing, multi-disciplined musician, Lazy H embraces improvisation and the new ideas which emerge from letting go. A producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who draws an expansive range of styles into his music, he rolls dice and builds algorithms to inject random chance into the way he composes music. Born in the Netherlands, and raised in Aberdeen, he brings an open mind to everything he does.
Kiddus Kiddus is a producer and vocalist with a distinctive brand of raw, slo-mo R&B. He embraces a DIY spirit in every aspect of what he does, producing his own artwork and videos. His songs chart a dreamy course through a shifting tide of influences, blending vocals, the guitar and a deep pool of manipulated samples.
PSwuave Born and raised in London, PSwuave is a rapper whose unorthodox style and no filter on what she says mark her out from her peers. Music started as a way to vent her problems, and her lyrics are still shaped by her personal life.
Iman Houssein A producer and multi-instrumentalist, Iman Houssein makes experimental, soulfully-realised music. Born in Iran, he first found hip-hop through basketball, as he learned about its place in New York street culture, and its close ties to music. He immersed himself in studying culture, philosophy and history, laying the ground for his shapeshifting music, exploring the fertile ground between different musical disciplines.
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