Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Dappy to save British music

Soul II Soul star Jazzie B believes N-Dubz star Dappy could be the saviour of the British music scene.
Great deals on musical instruments

Dappy from N-Dubz could save British music, according to Jazzie B.

The Soul II Soul star - who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to British music in 2008 - thinks artists have to rely too heavily on collaborations to get a break in the charts, but has earmarked Dappy as one step ahead of the competition.

He told BANG Showbiz: "Some of these artists from the UK have to collaborate with these pop singers for them to get a ticket, for them to get through the door.

"Your culture, your roots - there's a little bit of your culture that goes with that- especially if people some to see you and you don't have that vocalist with you, it could start to wear out.

"But I saw Dappy and Tinchy Stryder doing their thing, and I notice he's doing a lot more vocals and rapping, it's really interesting to see that evolution, and maybe that could be the antidote to what's happening.

"They have probably caught on to the ideal of what's pop and what's going to end up in the charts, and that's what people are looking for."

Dappy - who stars in Tinchy's latest single 'Spaceship' - has recently been to the US with N-Dubz in a bid to establish the group, and 'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)' hitmaker Jazzie believes one of the reasons his group was so successful was because they were about more than just the music.

He added: "Soul II Soul were different, as it was more of a lifestyle. The level of integrity was quite different.

"It managed to influence a whole style of music and then went to America, as naïve as soul II soul was at that time and took a big bite out of America, which is like the holy grail to most artists going out there."

Soul II Soul play Jamie Oliver's The Big Feastival in Clapham Common on Friday 1st July - for full line-up details and ticket information check out www.thebigfeastival.co.uk

Posted on 29 Jun 2011 16:15 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46
thumbnail

In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.

22 Dec 2016 12:01
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Bringing the thunder at this years NAMM are Yamaha's new Ryden Series. A beginner level kit built to last, you can expect premium quality at a pinch of the price.

19 Jan 2017 15:41
thumbnail

Gretsch unveil their 2017 line up, showcasing a whole variety of their classic signature shapes with modern twists

19 Jan 2017 15:40
thumbnail

A whole new approach to creating sounds, ROLI release another set of cutting edge and innovative devices to enhance your musical experience

19 Jan 2017 15:16
thumbnail

A premium high quality monitor that utilises meticulously handcrafted hardware, the LYD 48 series guarantees crystal clear audio upon every use.

19 Jan 2017 13:00
thumbnail

B and S announce the release of their professional grade MBX3 trumpets, expertly crafted and a delight to the ear, the MBX3 bring brass playing to new found heights

19 Jan 2017 12:39
thumbnail

Allowing for dynamic use in the studio and on the stage, the Toraiz AS-1 is guaranteed to impress

19 Jan 2017 08:00