Dazed and Confused, A lifestyle magazine that focuses on up and coming talent in the world of fashion, music and art, has run a selection of articles over the last couple of editions on two of Atomic’s finest. Wiley featured in the July issue in a section they ran on artists to watch in the summer of 2011. This article is now on their website. In the article, Wiely comes across as the forward thinking grime producer we all know so well. He describes the scene being pretty much over and wanting to take things to another level in different countries. This would explain why he has released his album in a very unorthodox way and also made a lot of the backing and vocals available for remixing: trying to breath new life into a genre he has been a part of since its genisis.
From grand father to upstart in Augusts episode of Dazed. They have run a feature on Atomic regular Dot Rotten outlining his career and why his first ep was so anticipated. He has recently signed to Mercury so expect more epic timeless grime from this 22 year old grimefather in waiting
Glastonbury! Yes mud! Yes the sun! Yes the bands! Yes getting lost in rabbit holes, being scared of robotic dance stages pumping out the Doctor Who theme tune, the spectacle that is Shangri La and everything else that makes Glasto the best 5 day weekend of the year. This year was everything glastonbury promises to be with killer sets from Beyoncé, Kool and the Gang, Coldplay, Chemical Brothers Wu Tang Clan and Two Door Cinema to name a few. The Atomic crew was also represented by Wiley, Lethal Bizzle, Tinie Tempah on the main stage and P Money. These guys put on some great performances over the weekend with Tinie Tempah causing gridlock around the Other Stage After his set and Wiley smashed it during a number of performances that he put on over the weekend.
You can watch all the great footage the BBC captured over the weekend on the Iplayer website here.
The latest sounds coming out of the BBC’s famous Maida Vale studios are those of Lethal Bizzle and the R1 production team. Broadcast for the Trevor Nelson show on 1extra, Lethal B played his new single Mind Spinning and an amazing cover of Tracy Chapman’s Beautiful track, Fast Cars.
Bizzle’s new single has been produced in our studios and you can find the video a few posts down from this one. The live lounge version loses the dub-step persuasion of the studio version but gains a great live feel with live guitar and bass. Bizzle is great on the mic and on his cover adds some real emotion, really worth a listen.
Thought that you could just record music at atomic? nu-uh!!
This is a behind the scenes shot from a new film set for release this year called “Dolls Can’t cry”. Directed by Aleksandra Czenczek and starring Lara Belmont, Daniel Sommerford, Eden Nathenson, Barbara Joslyn and David K Whiting, this pyschological drama focuses on a woman suffering from agoraphobia and the daughter she has lost and now yearns for. her only solace comes from a dolls house and losing herself in this make-believe world. Sounds good!
The Atomic link in all this is the sound designer on this production is Nico Metten who began his career at our studios. He has gone on to build and work in his own studio in Brixton and worked on many different projects, many of which you can see here on his show reel. “Doll’s Don’t Cry” is Nico’s most recent production and at the moment is in the post production stages. Modal fish Productions are hoping to air the piece at this years London Film Festival.
Nico’s Website can be found here
Kazbar systems is an outfitting company that is the one stop shop for all your studio needs. Atomic work closely with these guys to deck out The Tyro studios at Atomic and many other projects.
Always at the forefront of the industry, Kazbar has some very interesting bits of kit at its fingertips and is often updating its catalogue with new technologies and gadgets including this amazing guitar auto tuning device featured in this in depth youtube video.
The client backlog and testimonials they leave speaks for itself. Big production companies such as Universal, producers for the likes of KT Tunstall, audio engineers for Chipmunk and Deepest blue and artists themselves all have nothing but praise for Kasbar.
This is a still from the new Guardian interactive blog that tracks the history of three separate genres of music; Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop/R&B. this great new blog compiles information on loads of different parameters such as bands, venues, distribution contracts and even stints artists have spent in jail or in trouble with the law that all come together as an in-depth look at three separate sections of musical history.
Each marker on the time line has an article link on Guardian’s website and one of the more important ones references not one but two of atomic’s clients. Dizzee Rascal and Wiley are both a part of a short documentary about a pirate radio station based in Stratford, east London. The Guardian calls it a ‘seminal moment in the history of modern British urban music’. The article goes onto describe the interplay between ‘the legendary crews Roll Deep , East Connection and Nasty Crew’ and goes on to describe how the individual players rose through the ranks and made big names for themselves. Well worth a read!
Tinie Tempah, a regular at the moment in our studios, features on Chase and status’ new single, “Hitz”. The track aired on Radio 1’s Zane Lowe show earlier this year. The track also features Kivanc and is available at the start of July.
Urban development gave the track a great write up calling the new track “rough, rugged and raw” and Tinie’s vocal as “aggressive” and likens it to Puff Daddy’s track Victory.
Jay Sean is on the edge of launching a new EP and Album and this is the first taste of what to expect. This is the video of the single ‘Where Do We Go’, filmed in Miami and was released today. Jay was in the studios with hot money productions a couple of months ago. Apparently the London born rapper is the most viewed Brit on youtube as well! bloody talent!
This single is taken of the forthcoming extended play ‘The Mistress’ which, according to taletela.com, is making way for Jay Sean’s next album,’ “Freeze Time” which features Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige and Nicki Minaj’. This is scheduled to be released on 4th July.
you can find Jay Sean’s twitter here
Blade Brown who has been in and out of our studios at atomic has recently been on Southside radio. The show, which aired last night (3rd June), was promoting UK music and as well as Brown the show also featured Wavey Jay and Big Narstie.
If that’s not enough Blade brown for you, media massacre have posted a video for the tune ‘Put Da Work In’ by Blade brown, Youngs Teflon and Mental K. you can watch that video here.