Glasswerk are pleased to present the latest addition to the Sound City line up British rapper and grime superstar Tinchy Stryder is playing Liverpool’s O2 Academy on Friday 21st May.
Crowned the “Prince of Grime” by Rewind Magazine, 2009 proved to be the big year for the 22 year old, Ghanaian born Kwasi Danquah who now calls East London his home. After being tipped as a rising star by the likes of Radio One, Wiley, and (bizarrely) MP Norman Lamb, this Star In The Hood has scored two consecutive top 3 hits, (including the no. 1 single for three weeks ‘Number 1’), he supported Akon and N-Dubz on sell out arena tours, launched a flourishing merchandise line with the kind of kudos and turnover that would impress Phillip Green, and completed a degree in Digital Arts and Moving Imagery at University of East London.
Tinchy Stryder also unleashed another hit ‘Never Leave You’ which featured Sugababe Amelle it was the fourth cut to be taken from the album Catch 22 (released August 2009), Tinchy went on to perform at many of the top UK’s top summer festivals, before embarking on his first headline nationwide tour playing to a sell-out Liverpool crowd at O2 Academy earlier this year.
His latest album ‘Catch 22’ is yet another milestone in Tinchy Stryder’s ascending career. Moving on from the sound of his first album, ‘Star in the Hood’, it seen Tinchy working with a diverse range of producers (from Fraser T Smith to Frank Musik) and guest vocalists (from Taio Cruz to Amelle) to create a signature sound that is not only fresh and current, but is also uniquely his own. Lyrically the album focuses on Tinchy’s day-to-day tales from his hood in Bow, and his ever changing life as a rising star in the music industry. Spanning the shiny and radio friendly ‘Number 1’ and ‘Never Leave You’ through to the gritty and bassline heavy, ‘Stryderman’ and ‘Spotlight’.
Individual tickets are now on sale but the Liverpool Sound City festival wristband will also get you into this amazing event as well as the chance to see over 450 other bands at Sound City including The Maccabees, Blackout, Delphic, Paloma Faith and Wild Beasts. The current price is £45 so it represents the best value to really take in the whole Sound City experience. Please note walk up prices during the festival will be higher.
Also announced this week is the Wall of Sound party with Reverend Soundsystem on Friday 21st May at the Haigh Building, as curated by Mark Jones the head of the label, Mark also joins the Sound City Music conference line-up at the Hilton Hotel during the festival. Wall of Sound party impressive line-up also includes Ocelot DJ’s, Kids on Bridges, Grace Jones and Gold Panda to name but a few.