Presenting Inner City Waves #8 – a showcase of some of our favourite local emerging urban artists, featuring Dyno, Persia, RJ, Kayess and special guest DJs TBA. For this edition, we’ve teamed up with Manchester independent label Midication Recordings to curate the lineup.
Deep in the heart of Manchester you can here whispers of a grime legend. Stories of an artist who dominated the Manchester scene with his intricate flows, witty punchlines and fierce delivery.
Growing up in some of Manchester’s most infamous streets Dyno aka Tyler Bryan is somewhat of an icon amongst the Manchester grime and rap scene. A whole generation grew up on Dyno…. drawn to his unique and explosive style and comedic charm.
Best known for her intelligent multis, punchlines and all round lyricism, Persia has been a notable figure on manchester underground scene for a number of years. Featuring and on Pro P’s “Blunts and Crumptons” mixtape, her song “Music ” produced by Pro P was picked up by BBC who commented on the cleverness of her lyrics and wordplay.
Spotted back in the day by UK Hip Hop legend Chester P of Taskforce, Persia was invited to perform at his prestigious event at Cargo, London. Additionally co-signed by Reveal of London’s Poisonous Poets (also consisting of Doc Brown and Lowkey) Persia stunned the audience with her aggressive and sharp punchline style of rap making many of her male peers look mediocre. With further support slots for Low-key, Virus Syndicate, Dyno and Pharoahe Monch to new a few this only added to a long list of reasons why her name is synonymous with the UK rap scene elite.
Deep in the rainy suburbs of south Manchester a sleeping giant has been stirring from his slumber.
RJ is no stranger to the mic and has been carving his name into the manchester grime scene from an early age, showcasing his unique brand of deep and dynamic lyrics.
His name has become synonymous with the Manchester rap and grime scene elite and it’s not difficult to see why.
Somewhat of a tempo specialist his local accent and city slang blend exceptionally well and have fast gained him a network of supporters both locally and across the UK.
Underneath the bright city lights of Manchester lies a hidden gem… a diamond in the rough.
Kayess (pronounced K.S.) has been creating a real buzz around Manchester over the past 12 months with her smooth and sultry tones. Reminiscent of Joss Stone in her prime but with serious lashings of Trap attitude, Kayess provides a unique and mesmerising fusion of jazz/soul/trap. Not afraid to push the boundaries she fiercely blends styles together to create her own unique brand of contemporary rnb.
Showcasing an incredibly diverse vocal range with rich and powerful tones it’s clear to see why this Manchester native is being tipped for big things in 2018.
This is a standing show.