RAY BLK

Ray BLK ends 2020 with the R&B heavy revenge track ‘Lovesick’, the lead single from her long-awaited debut album slated for a release, this year. The track focuses on the volatile nature of relationships whilst delivering the confidence and swag of moving on. R&B-infused vocals with a trap-influenced rap flow; Ray demonstrates her versatility as… Read More »

ENNY

Emerging South East London rapper and singer ENNY comes to the scene with her empowering new single ‘Peng Black Girls’. Originally featured with unsigned artist Amia Brave, the remix features the established Jorja Smith and fellow label mate under FAMM. Within the first few seconds of listening, I recognized the instrumentals and background vocals of… Read More »

BBC Young Jazz Music Award

On Sunday 22nd November, Deschanel Gordon won the BBC Young Jazz Musician Award which was presented by Saxophonist, Composer, and Broadcaster YolanDa Brownto. The competitions final was broadcasted last night at 7pm on BBC Four. The 22 year old pianist grew up in Hackney and recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.… Read More »

Enny – Peng Black Girls ft. Amia Brave Review

Enny dropped her third single ‘Peng Black Girls’ alongside Amia Brave in October. The funk beat is accompanied by a grime/rap flow which embraces UK culture as Enny proudly delivers her bars filled with UK slang e.g. ‘peng’. The chorus is really catchy but my favourite part would probably be how Enny’s rapping compliments the… Read More »

Mental Health in Quarantine

During lockdown, I have been in contact with those struggling with mental health and the theme I have found to be most common is how mentally-deteriorating media reports on Coronavirus are. Also, being unable to leave your house and continue with regular outside life is having a negative impact on them. The best advice given… Read More »

Artist Network 2019

Small Green Shoots are partnering with Youtube for our annual Artist Network event and it is fast approaching! Small Green Shoots are partnering with Youtube to produce that will be held at the Youtube Space in Kings Cross, on the 26th September, 18:00-20:30.  This event is an opportunity for like-minded people to network and gain… Read More »

Kickstarter x SmallGreenShoots

Last week Wednesday (22/05/2019), Small Green Shoots invited a group of exciting creatives, artists and project managers to an interactive workshop, led by Kickstarter UK’s Arts and Culture Outreach Lead, Gemma Seltzer. The session, held at the uber-cool Tileyard, saw us find out about the story of Kickstarter (which is celebrating its 10th year), explore… Read More »

Grime in the classroom?

Times are changing and I think the education system needs to adapt to this. A study by Youth Music Charity with Birmingham City University was released this week and it showed that students maintained higher levels of attendance to modern music lessons (More than 95% during the programme). In this blog, I will be discussing… Read More »