Tuesday 24 January, 2012

YOYO – Notting Hill Arts Club


By Shams Albadri / Tha-One.Music writer To walk on site, and to hear “The Seed” by The Roots, at roughly 21:30 on a cold Thursday evening, is undoubtedly enough to account a Hip-Hop head as ‘drunk in love.’ The Notting Hill Arts Club knows exactly what is needed to get the crowd down and dirty […]


By Shams Albadri / Tha-One.Music writer

To walk on site, and to hear “The Seed” by The Roots, at roughly 21:30 on a cold Thursday evening, is undoubtedly enough to account a Hip-Hop head as ‘drunk in love.’ The Notting Hill Arts Club knows exactly what is needed to get the crowd down and dirty on a Thursday night…hosting the lyrical rawness of underground U.K garage and grime artists.

What struck gold the second time was the entrance of a some-what petite Miss casually floating around the bar in army-print trousers, black sneaks and a cap tilted to the side. The progression of the night revealed she was a fellow performer, known as JLD, citing the vocal traits of grime; although somewhat timid on stage and in person, there is a coherent presence, which is achieved through this exact humility of hers.

On asking her if she had yet reached the ruckus (wait, beautiful ruckus) of YouTube, she replied quietly with a genuine smile, “Nah, I’m still new to all this.”

JLD.

The low-ceiling basement and dim-lighting is the casa of the casually passionate-about-good-music bearers. Bust your kicks, wear your hair big and leave your boy at home.


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