SOOM T (SCOTLAND, Renegade Masters)
Soom T is the Glaswegian globetrotting MC known for her eclectic vocal collaborations on over 50 record releases since 1999 with the likes of The Orb, T.Raumschmiere, King Creosote, Miss Kittin, Mungos Hi-Fi, Bus, Asian Dub Foundation, Tigerstyle, DJ Yoda and many other definitive artists. Having spent the last 15 years releasing and recording, she continues the tradition of touring to spread the word of truth through her quite formidable musical gift.
Having been influenced Hindi Ghazals from the 50′s, Punjabi Bhangra, the hiphop of the 80′s and electro, rave and punk of the early 90′s and more recently by Jazz her influences range from Lauryn Hill, Rage Against The Machine, Pink Floyd and Queen to Christie Moore, Mahelia Jackson, 2Pac, Tasmin Archer and Commodore 64 game soundtracks.
Her inclusion as a member of Scottish Supergroup ‘Burns Unit’ saw her appear on Jools Holland with war song ‘Send Them Kids To War in 2011.’Releases of note include ‘Did You Really Know’ with Mungos Hifi (2007) with over 1 million YouTube Hits in 2013, ‘Aftermath’ with the Orb (2003) Dirty Money (2010) produced by Johan Danielson, ‘Pull It Up’ with Neeko and in 2011 the follow up album ‘Ode To A Carrot’ with German producer jan g saw Soom T supporting the legalisation of cannabis with her melodic comedic banter summing up the renegade mind.
In 2011 Soom T tried her hand as a composer for a theatre musical. Her stage musical works were witnessed at theatres in England, Scotland and Australia with the productions presented onstage for a life affirming musical based on a true activist story ‘The Glasgow Girls’, produced by award winning producer ‘Cora Bissett.’ The title song was released as a single 7″ in October 2012 on Renegade run Folk Label ‘Folk U records.’
With several riotous crowd churning sets having left a firm imprint on worldwide audiences, with tours from 2010 including Scandinavia, Japan, China, USA, Canada, Mexico, India, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Argentina, Balkans, Reunion Island and others, the spread of the Soom T phenomenon shows no signs of letting up. Her experience has culminated in her setting up the label ‘Renegade Masters’ dedicated to remaining fiercely independent and seeking, nurturing and releasing artists internationally who create powerful positive music with a strong emotive response in listeners.
PRS/Fopp New Music Award 2005
SAC Award 2008
BBC Fame Academy Bursary Award 2005
PRS Atom Award 2006
JSTAR (UK, Jstar, BBE, Leisure, Nice Up!, Large Hole, Sony, V2, Lucky 7, Dreadsquad, Green Queen Music )
Jstar escaped a major record label and made classic reggae /hip hop nuggets on limited 7” vinyl (‘No Diggity’, ‘Tooting Gangsta’, ‘Wooh-star’) They made it into record boxes of worldwide DJ’s Norman Jay, David Rodigan, Grandmaster Flash, John Peel, Benji B, Diplo.
Nowadays Jstar does official remixes (over 60 productions for Madness, DJ Vadim, The Black Seeds, Ari Up, Mark Ronson & more ); and DJs globally from Mexico to Manchester, Denmark to Delhi.
J. ROBINSON (UK, Tribe 12, WhoDemSound)
ft. MC Jr Fragga
J.ROBINSONLondon is constantly providing fresh new underground talents and J.Robinson is no exception to that rule. The fresh newcomer from North London has not long become one of the recognised figures of the deep electronic underground scene. Gaining a serious reputation within both 140 and 170 scenes, J.Robinson has been picking up strong support from dBridge, J.Kenzo, Icicle, V.I.V.E.K., Om Unit and many more. With notable releases on Renegade Hardware, Voodoo Music and DJ Ink’s Architecture Recordings, his range is impeccable and includes vibrant percussive vibes mixed with the more avant-garde style. He’s already supported by the leading figures of Dubstep & Drum & Bass and his track The Maasai plays a special part in Icicle’s Rinse 19 mix. J.Robinson has also recently launched his own imprint Tribe12 Music Ltd, responsible for bringing artists such as Gantz, Wayfarer and Perverse through, he consistently succeeds in developing new talents, whilst progressing the tribal sound.
Recently in the studio with Loxy, Ruckspin, Cern & Sun of Selah, he continues to keep things fresh and forward thinking. Heavily inspired by Rhythm & Sound and roots culture, the past few months have seen J.Robinson also crossing over into the realms of Dub & Reggae with some exciting projects still to be announced. The Tribe12 movement is just getting started.
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RECYCLART ART CENTER is the train station of Brussel Kappellekerk so easy to get to. Rue des Ursulinenstraat 25, 1000 Brussels.