Drop the Mic takes over the Band on the Wall bar stage!
Drop The Mic co-founders will provide a soundtrack in between and after the live acts full of music that had directly inspired the ethos of the brand. Expect eclectic sounds from the flourishing local scene, from the wider UK scene, and the world beyond, featuring:
Want a summary of Nameka? His first ever release – “Third Culture” (under the name Megzy The Riter) – is a perfect summation of who he is and what kind of artist he wants to be. Currently has no plans to pigeon hole himself into one sub-genre within the urban scene. You will hear a mixture of, intricate lyricism, conscious rap, drill, trap, trap soul, and even alt pop.
Originating from Wolverhampton, 22-Year-old Karis Jade is an R&B/Soul singer and songwriter with a story to tell. Whilst her music journey is only short, she has since heavily featured on her brother’s (Superlative) music, alongside juggling motherhood and artist life. Karis Jade has since collaborated and toured with Manchester’s iconic Hip Hop group ‘The Mouse Outfit’. If you’re looking for honest music that doesn’t shy away from reality, then you’ll be happy Karis Jade crossed your radar.
Northern born DJ, MC & recording artist BOA aka the selectar with the nectar. Specialising in high energy Grime and Dubstep whilst also dabbling in Old-Skool/East-Coast influenced Hip-Hop, BOA has a fierce presence when performing, both as a DJ and an MC. Her specialised selections and her raw vocal ability on the mic put her in a class of her own. Her avid support for the 140 scene has earnt her spots at events such as Parklife, We Out Here, MIF & the bass epicenter that is ‘Hit n Run’. Check her latest release ‘Astrals’ produced by ‘ALTOSOUNDS’ – a gritty vocal display with hammering low end, and subtle string harmonies.
SAF-S2E is a Manchester based poet and rapper, who speaks prolifically on existence, divinity, morality and mortality. With recently released LP “INK IS BLOOD” SAF-S2E will always take you on a journey of intricate rhymes, flows and a gluttony of thought.
Hairy Dominatrixx is from Cyprus but has lived in the UK for 4 years now. The 24 year old is a troubled soul always looking into exploring life’s adventures and always trying to challenge themselves in anyway possible. Spoken word and creative writing is a new door in their life that helped them express their feelings and beliefs but also resonate with people who go through similar situations. Their way of surviving and living this life is through freedom of the mind the body and the soul!
After spending 4 years studying in Leeds, Caesar has now brought his storytelling and thought-provoking poetry to Manchester. He uses his poetry as a means of connecting with people and has very quickly become acquainted with the Manchester scene and is grateful for the reception to his poetry!