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SighTracked Update – 20 August 2014

A big hello from all at SighTracked!

Find out what we and our awesome acts been up to these past few weeks…

YOUNGS TEFLON

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The latest member of the SighTracked family is south London based rapper Youngs Teflon, who will present his Renaissance Live Show on September 1 at Barfly in Camden. He will perform songs from the Renaissance EP (available now on iTunes) alongside some special guests to be announced in the coming days.

In the meantime, tickets are available now from TicketWeb, priced at £5.95

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IDOL MAGAZINE

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“THE DEVIL MAKES WORK FOR IDOL THUMBS”

IDOL is not just a name; IDOL is an attitude, a way of seeing the world without fame-tinted glasses. Born from an adoration of relentless ambition and the ‘go getter’ generation, they seek to bring truly inspirational people to light and give them the recognition they deserve. An independent online and biannually printed publication, IDOL Magazine has a rapidly growing readership and strong online following. We’re very excited to welcome Idol Magazine to the SighTracked family!

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STORMZY

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Another new to the SighTracked roster is none other than Stormzy. The south London rapper has been the talk of the summer as anticipation built for his official debut EP Dreamers Disease, which topped the iTunes Hip-Hop chart upon its release in July. The EP includes Not That Deep, the single currently on the BBC 1Xtra B-list.

Follow Stormzy on Twitter for the latest on his upcoming live shows, including a special appearance at Notting Hill Carnival this weekend!

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LOGAN SAMA

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It’s been a busy summer as always for Grime legend Logan Sama. The DJ’s fortnightly #SixtyMinutes mix on BBC 1Xtra (Wednesdays 9-10pm) has included guest performances from the likes of Newham Generals, P Money and Blacks in recent weeks, with footage regularly uploaded to Logan’s KeepinItGrimy YouTube channel.

Forthcoming video content also includes a documentary on Music House and dubplate culture in Grime, featuring interviews with many great Grime figures. T-shirts featuring the Music House dubplate label will be available from Logan’s KeepinItGrimy store from August 29th!

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LUCAS DIPASQUALE

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Lucas DiPasquale’s first Popcaan mash-up video racked up over 200,000 views to date on YouTube and gained support from the likes of The FADER, MTV, SBTV plus further support from local Jamaican outlets including the Jamaica Observer. The clip reached the eyes of Popcaan himself, who tweeted the video to his 200,000+ followers. With demand being high, the teenage Canadian singer dropped another sensational acoustic mash-up consisting once again of Jamaican Dancehall artist Popcaan, and two new additions – fellow Canadian native Drake and Dancehall superstar Sean Paul.

For his latest video, Lucas heads over to Jamaica and shows off his pinpoint-accurate Patois again performing his debut solo track, which Popcaan comes out on stage to. Make My Rounds see’s DiPasquale enthuse his musical influences into his recent life experiences with that special lady and with his career.

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ASHLEIGH ASHLEY

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SighTracked songstress Ashleigh Ashley released her debut EP Criminal Angel this summer, which is still available now on iTunes.

The follow-up single to the moving Back To Me is the EP’s title track, the video for which will be out very soon so keep your eyes and ears open for that! In the meantime, be sure to check out Ashleigh’s special performances in the MOBO Live Series and most recently for the SighTracked special of the Play It show – that’s right, a SighTracked special! – also featuring Stormzy, Ayanna and Brotherhood.

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XPLODER

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Following his the release of his Perfect Noise EP earlier this summer, rapper Xploder has announced his debut headline show! He will be performing at The Garage in Islington on Thursday 2nd October, with support from ShezAr and Ruff Sqwad legend Prince Rapid.

Tickets are available now, so grab yours quick!

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XO MAN

Last and certainly not least, XO Man has just shot a video for his cheeky club banger Pull It To The Side. Since its premiere by DJ Target on 1Xtra, the track has been gathering support across radio from the likes of Manny Norte (Capital Xtra), MK (Kiss), Charlie Sloth, CJ Beatz and Nihal (1Xtra).

The video will be unleashed to the world very soon so until then let the lyric video hold you down!

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For all the latest SighTracked news, stay locked on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and official website. Plenty of great stuff with our team is happening in the coming weeks and we’ll be sure to give you the lowdown next time!

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In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest episode of Play It, which just happens to be a SighTracked special featuring our very own Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Ashleigh Ashley, Stormzy and Brotherhood.

SighTracked Update – 20 August 2014