Savvy & Saving Grace Music

While I was enjoying some great art at the Zetland, I was lucky enough to bump into a fantastic recording artist, turned producer and now record label owner, Savvy. There are so many up and coming artists and musicians out there today, so it’s always awesome to chat with someone who has such raw talent, and is really showing the world what he’s got. With his own music racking up hits on YouTube, and his record label working with every genre from Folk to Grime and everything in between, you’re bound to love him just as much as I did.

Here’s what he has to say…

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Tell me a little bit about yourself and your music?
 
My name is Savvy, some people also may know me as Asaviour, I’m a producer & recording artist from Huddersfield and I’ve worked with a range of artists like: T.E.E.D, DJ Q, Stac, Athlete, Jehst, andDJ IQ to name a few. I’ve released 3 mix tapes as part of the a Play To Win series and have couple of albums out, one called The borrowed Ladder and another called The A Loop Theory. I’m currently working on a new album title to be conformed.

The Gola campaign is called “Born in Britain” are there any British artists that inspire you today?

Thats a long list erm……Mr Scruff, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, The Clash, The Who, T.E.E.D, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Dizzee Rascal, Kate Bush, The Specials, Amy Whinehouse, Happy Mondays, Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), M.I.A, Joy Division, Queen, New Order, The Beatles, Franz Ferdinand, Goldfrapp, Basement Jaxx, erm, erm The Streets, Roots Manuva, Labrinth, Calvin Harris,  Emeli Sandé, La Roux…I can literally go on and on and on……
 
You’ve also been busy working on your own record label “Saving Grace Music” Tell us about the label?

Erm… I guess it was just natural progression for me I stared featuring on peoples records, then got the chance to release my own records via labels then moved onto releasing my own records via my own label. I guess the aim is to give other artists & my self a platform to put out quality music whatever the genre. I stared the imprint in I guess 2007-8 firstly with mix tapes (Play to Win series) then moving onto singles & albums.

What projects and releases can our readers look out from you in the future?

Well I just released a free track from my recently released mix tape Play to Win vol.3 its called Adapt or Die (The Remix) it’s only free for a limited time so grab it while you can. http://soundcloud.com/savvy/savvy-adapt-or-die-remix

The second track is a forthcoming single from an artist I’ve worked with on my last album the A Loop Theory my collaboration album with DJ IQ ( Professor Green’s Tour DJ) has call Pride and it features a singer song writer called Stac, The track is called The Right Idea and features remixes from DJ Q, The Whiteboys, Noji & XLII. take a listen > http://soundcloud.com/saving-grace-music/pride-the-right-idea-ep

And last but not least we have a new artist to the label called Ben Hoo, Hes a singer, songwriter, guitarist, rapper, drummer generally and all round talented guy, he has a single due called Failing its amazing but hey I’m biased.

And I guess my new album, sorry I can’t tell you the title at the moment but I’m aiming to have that out later in the new year, I’m real happy with it so far.

 Finally, anything else you’re dying to tell us?
 
I’m also currently rehearsing with my new band for when we tour the new album its coming together nicely, we got a few special dates planned to make sure you follow me on twitter via @iam_savvy to find out when & where as i’ll be coming to a town near you soon!!

 Laterz…..

 

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Well guys I hope you enjoyed reading that as much as I enjoyed writing it. You can find Savvy online on many platforms, so check out the links below and make sure you’re the first to hear about all the latest news and new releases. Follow him and Saving Grace Music on their journey to bring us the best music has to offer. Don’t be left behind…

Savvy:
Twitter: @iam-savvy
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Saving Grace Music
Until next time guys!
Katie

Kinetic aka Ben Efficial

Afternoon everyone, how are we all doing today? 

I’ve recently been on a bit of a design blogging binge, and although I’ve been loving it, It’s fantastic to be here writing about an amazing rapper from north London.

If passion and dedication are anything to go by, Ben Hains (or Kinetic) is up there with the best young recording artists. He’s incredibly talented and has been writing since he was 10, and recording since he was 12, after saving up his birthday money to pay for a recording session. Now 14 years old, he is well and truly taking over, with the help of his producers at The Next Room.

He may only be 14, but this young lad hasn’t stopped! He’s been working hard to bring you the best he has, and has already played at the Stratford Theatre, released a number of viral videos and has been working on his album. Wow, it’s easy to forget his age when he shows the dedication of a long running professional. But what’s next for Kinetic? Well after a few years of hard work he’s ready to make his mark and take the music industry by storm. Will you be there to see him take off? Here’s what he had to say…

“Hi I’m“Ben Efficial aka Kinetic, 14year old rapper song writer  musician from North London. My main passion is true hip hop. For a while now I’ve been hearing meaningless lyrics; whether its in the charts or deep in the underground of rap. I hope to be someone that’s bringing real content back to life. Some of my songs are cheerful some are more heart felt, and some are just me bigging myself up in hilarious ways. I have always been very open minded to different genres of music such as rock, rap, pop, reggae, dubstep, drum and bass, grime ect. Now 14. I started writing my own rap lyrics at just 10 years old just for a laugh, since then I can’t get enough of it. My interest in different musical sounds has inspired me to take my lyrics and style further. I’ve been working with “The Next Room” productions who are helping me to develop my sound further, and also influenced me to write melodic choruses. Join me as I continue to bring you raw to the core banging tunes!”

With so many artists out there today, it’s incredibly admirable for someone to put in the real time and effort it takes, just for the love of music. If you like what you’re reading, or you just want to try some fresh new music then look no further, and head over to one of Kinetics pages, where you can get to know more about him…

Website:kineticofficial.co.uk

Twitter:@BenEfficialRaps

If you want to see more fantastic artists, on the brink of breakthrough why don’t you check out The Next Room Studios in North London, or send them a message if you’re an artist looking for guidance, and production.

Website:thenextroom.com

Twitter:@TheNextRoom

I hope you enjoyed that, and if you did, remenber the name Ben Efficial. This won’t be the last we hear of him!

Until next time guys.

Katie