london’s new gen of underground music took lovebox festival by storm
Watch this space.
Lovebox is always a reliable place to catch some of music's massive names -- Solange, Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, and Jamie XX ring a bell anyone? It's also pretty good at showcasing the new talent who'll no doubt be taking their spot alongside these heavy hitters soon.
On Saturday, they did just that with the help of XL recordings and their NEW GEN crew. Taking to the NOISEY stage were a selection of tomorrow's grime and underground stars, featuring -- deep breath now -- Yxng Bane, 67, Bonkaz, Tion Wayne, Lotto Boyzz, Belly Squad, Afro B, Renz, Jevon, Yung Fume, Lancey Foux, Fee Gonzales, Brandz & Tizzy, Kenny Allstar, Don E, Daniel OG, and Don E. Phewf.
You should probably school up on these grime and rap names now, as XL Recordings are notoriously good and recognising and cultivating young talent, counting the likes of AJ Tracey, Ray BLK, Abra cadabra and Stefflon Don on their latest NEW GEN album.
And hey -- don't stress if you missed out. You can catch couple of them (67, NOT3S and RENZ) at Selfridges Music Matters New Gen night this Thursday 20 July, before they become all big and famous and fancy.
Text Georgie Wright