LOOK BACK: Home-Grown Heat

Home-Grown Heat is our innovative artist development scheme, and what a first year its been. Our first artist roster, Splitz P, Charece and Solomon O.B have been busy in the studio with our industry mentors.

Lets throw it back to the Bristol Takeover event, where we introduced each of our acts to the world. We were so proud watching each of them takeover the stage to perform to a packed out crowd and, of course, the feedback was amazing. We’ve watched each of our acts grow so much since then, with sessions at the marvellous Modern World Studios, songwriting and production workshops with our mentors and the opportunity to work on their own brand identity and marketing concepts. We are now working closely with each artist to put together a 3-track EP for them to release over summer, and we can’t wait to share the sounds our have artists created.

Splitz P caught our attention from the get go, with his versatile sound and ability to draw on different styles from reggae to trap, his upcoming tracks are going to get you bouncing! Have a peak inside his studio sessions with his first video diary HERE.

We were captivated by Charece’s voice from the minute we heard her. She addresses topics that matter to us all through her flair for combining songwriting with poetry. Watch this space for her blissed out soulful tracks coming soon! Hear Charece chatting about the aspects of the Home-Grown Heat project she was most looking forward to in her VIDEO DIARY.

Dynamic artist Solomon O.B. has already been recognised for his talents by the likes of BBC 1xtra and The Guardian, and we are so glad we get to be involved in this part of his journey. Solomon’s creativity as an artist, musician and poet shines through in his music and it wont be long until you can experience it in full glory yourselves! See Sol share the inspiration behind the first track in his latest VIDEO DIARY.

Its not long now until we will be opening applications for the 2nd year of the scheme, so if you or anyone you know is creating underground music, you’d be silly not to point them in our direction. We are pretty open to hearing any music you might make, but importantly we look for artists creating original, new music that isn’t typically mainstream. We love to support artists who have an element of live performance in their craft, and of course, you have to be dedicated about getting to the next level.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, give us a follow and keep your eyes glued to our socials for more info coming in the next few months.