Published on June 17th, 2013 | by Denny Armatrading0
Urban Development Presents: UD LIVE
URBAN DEVELOPMENT PRESENT
FEATURING KREPT & KONAN, TANIKA,
TIGGER DA AUTHOR, SID BATHAM, MANGO AND LASHES
& SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST
HOSTED BY MCKNASTY & THE TEAM
ON JULY 4TH 2013 AT CARGO, EAST LONDON
After three terrific events so far, Urban Development returns with the next installment of UD Live on April 18 with another storming line up. With so many live nights flooding the London scene, UD Live offers something totally unique and seamlessly fresh. Favourited by Artists, Managers and A&R’s the night brings people together from across the world of music.
Combining some of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists with more established names, performers have the opportunity to rework their own material with East London’s finest house band fronted by DJ and drummer supremo MckNasty. After working with some of the biggest names in the industry, MckNasty has toured with Tinie Tempah, Lady GaGa and Lily Allen and has just recently starred on Britain’s Got Talent.
Next month’s show is headlined by one of of UK rap’s brightest talents Krept and Konan, emerging UK songstress Tanika and rising stars Tigger Da Author, Sid Batham and Mango & Lashes.
Krept & Konan are a rap duo rapidly rising to the front line of the UK underground scene. You’ll have to flummox around the history books to find a suitable example of that eyebrow-lifting ‘rapping duo’. It’s this niche that has seen the versatile pair leap to the forefront of the underground tabernacle with their unrelenting approach to metaphors, similes and general wordplay puzzles. Having worked with practically everyone the urban scene has to offer, Krept and Konan will surely be putting on a great performance at UD Live.
Cool, edgy and soulful” – three simple words rising star Tanika describes herself as. This 23-year old south London luminary is ready to embark on her new journey and adorn the music industry skyline, creating a new lane to compliment her distinctive sound, style and vocals.
With his first EP ‘Evilution’ already making waves his enduring narratives, honeyed harmonies and masterful rhymes set Tigger Da Author apart from his counterparts. Taken under the wing of the UK’s rap master Sway, he now sits under the homegrown Dcypha Productions label. With rich warm tones like Quaye or Blacc and crisp, clear flow that sits somewhere between Ghostpoet and Wretch 32, his range is too bold to be anchored to one genre. Conscious music with integrity is finally here and Tigger is at the forefront.
Sid Batham is a 23 year old vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London. When he sings he blows people away with a combination of beauty and power. When he plays it’s impossible not to be struck by his musical proficiency, underlined with a quiet but knowing confidence. When he walks into a room it is clear he possesses that distinct but un-definable quality which turns heads.
They’re new, funky fresh, and buzzing with energy. Mango & Lashes are an east London duo who have already been likened to a female version of the Rizzle Kicks. They’ve been together for a little over a year and they’ve been perfecting their sound at UDHQ ever since.
To catch all of these artists live on stage it’s just £5 if you buy your ticket online or £10 on the door
Doors from 7pm
83 Rivington St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY