We can all get to talk about, work on and do the things that excite us most
As someone who participated in radio, making music and getting played on 1Xtra under the tag name Mojo, one of the best feelings for me was creating music and wondering who was listening to it 🤔
Over time, I realised that as a fan, I always felt artists who were lyrical, went against the grain, and were unique in their art. I love championing people who are sick at storytelling and nowadays I definitely feel like my favourite UK artists no longer have to come from either Grime or Rap, I appreciated people who can drop bars when its showtime - you sharpen your skills in the playground, pirate radio or through clashing.
> This year confirmed something for me, I will always appreciate UK lyricists.
In 2019, I started showcasing my taste in music as I was learning to code under the hashag #practisehours. It just felt boring coding in silence, music made the time pass and after so many people DM’ed me asking “who is this by” I thought to myself, I can do this for days.
I’m exploring what it means to be an artist again, but this time, doing it with side-projects by buildings things I want or know how to build because I have built them for myself or someone I care about. I’m also curious about tools that serve music creators and the cultural data that comes with it.
I would code, but no-code tools give me the chance to launch quicker, and make changes to the layout/wording and workflow whereas I probably would have spent that time trying to build. It also means I can design features rather than coding them