Why Should I Be Excited About… Giles Peterson/Brownswood Presents: Future Bubblers


Gilles Peterson alongside his Brownswood label has teamed up with the Arts Council England to put together quite the event for all you music heads this Wednesday (July 20th) at The Pickle Factory (opposite the Oval Space), London.

Peterson has cast his careful eye across the UK’s most varied and innovative talent over the last year, compiling a list of the best. The project of Brownswood and Peterson has been to uncover some of the hidden gems in the UK’s contemporary musical fabric; most significantly those artists who do not have the financial backing, the technical grips or even the industry nuances – factors that may normally hinder their progression.  The result is a vast array of talent that stretches across genres and highlights the raw artistry that sill exists outside the glossy face of the packaged industry. Over the past year, each of the nine talents on offer here have been paired with a mentor who has assisted in their progress and nurtured their skills and now, on the July the 20th, all nine will take to the stage and showcase how far they have come.

This initiative is a unique and compelling way to uncover new music in the UK.

The Future Bubblers project – reaching mass conciousness through Name PR – is currently open for next year’s applicants. At Give It Back we can think of a number of artists we have seen, worked with and heard ourselves that are worthy of this kind of support and can indeed succeed. If this is your cup of chai, get stuck in here: http://www.futurebubblers.com/#learnabout

Applications CLOSE on August 19th with the year’s worth of musicians announced in October.

Here’s the line-up for this year and we reckon you’ll love it loads. Oh – did we mention the whole thing was free?


Thru Colours (DJ set) – minimal, bass driven dance music, tinged with dub and dancehall influences 

Three Body Trio (Live) – groove-based electronic music with the spirit of free jazz 

Revenu (DJ set) – musical ideas that wouldn’t normally be put together, soulful, imperfect, outside the box music 

Snowy (Live) – Nottingham based grime act, with raw live energy

Congi (DJ set) – bass and garage sounds all brought together from a dynamic duo who present it via keys and instrumentation as well as some tech of course

Yazmin Lacey-Phillips – soul and jazz are the tones of the day for East London’s own who has recently been making ripples with a live band but expect poignant feeling and an emotional response

Medikul (DJ Set) – collatoral grooves that jump across BPM’s to keep your feet tapping regardless

Kid Katharsis (Live) – captivating solo act with a powerful vocal and guitar and the ability to dip in and out of genres

Munro (DJ set) – mellow house that will provide plenty of good vibes to celebrate the occasion

You’d be a fool to miss it. Show some love. Show some respect and champion this great project. Get your free tickets right here: https://dice.fm/event/future-bubblers-20th-jul-the-pickle-factory-london-tickets

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/810828072385839/


MORE-OVER we wanna hear YOUR MUSIC, apply right here: http://www.futurebubblers.com/#signup

1. “So You Want to Be a Future Bubbler?”

A really simple online submission form – all that’s needed is a SoundCloud or YouTube link, with some very basic information.

2. “So You Want to Recommend a Future Bubbler?”

Each year the programme chooses two focus cities where the team bed into local scenes and work with local music organisations; Sheffield and Hull have been chosen for 2016. Future Bubblers works with the understanding that not every exciting new music talent has the resources or confidence to put themselves forward for this opportunity, therefore partner organisations in the cities can make recommendations on behalf of potential Future Bubblers. This is a unique part of the process.

3. “Old School Demo-Drop Off”
From July, select partner organisations in each of the Year 2 focus cities will be ready with amazingly designed demo-drop off boxes, waiting for potential applicants’ CDRs, USBs or however they want to kick it. Applicants will fill out a short demo submission form and post into one of the wonderfully futuristic demo post boxes designed by creative talent Josephine Chime. This is all about encouraging people to engage with music, talk about it and see value in it. Current Year 1 Bubbler Snowy made his moves to the Future Bubblers scheme via a drop-off box. The “On-Road” section of the Future Bubblers website will have details of where to find these boxes in each city.

“The Year 1 Bubbler’s have already been making really exciting moves and massive progress”, said Gilles Peterson,“I’m sure Year 2 is going to bring in a new group of Bubblers just as full of music magic and potential.”

Year 1 Bubbler, Revenu, added: “Becoming a part of Future Bubblers has helped me build confidence in my work, which can be difficult when you don’t have much to show for it in the early days of ‘being an artist’. The experience so far has been tailored to my own creative vision; there’s no pressure to make something that will ‘fit’ as whatever I create Future Bubblers find fellow artists/labels that it would sit with. A bunch of music I wasn’t sure what to do with, now feels like a more focused path, and it’s such a great feeling when you find out artists that inspire you approve.”

Future Bubblers is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, with additional support from PRS for Music Foundation and Help Musicians UK.

Check www.futurebubblers.com for more information and the latest updates.

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