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Safety Club – Icy!

HIP-HOP DUO SAFETY CLUB RETURNS WITH SOPHOMORE SINGLE ICY!

A song that will make you feel like leaning back out the top of a car in a tunnel while trying carefully not to drop your $10 ASOS sunglasses

unashamedly upbeat – Elevator Mag

incredibly talented duo – EARMILK

WATCH HERE

The undeniably fun and hard-hitting (PileRats) hip-hop act SAFETY CLUB have returned with sophomore single and video ICY. Having burst onto the scene earlier this year and gaining traction with debut single JUICE, the colorful duo comprised of vocalist Ronnie Sinclair and producer Shan, are set to continue their rise straight out of the left-field of hip-hop. Combining rolling synths with a hypnotic house beat, ICY! sets the perfect mood for late-night cruising with the homies.

ICY doubles down on SAFETY CLUB’s trademark effervescent vibe. It’s a tongue-in-cheek track ripe with swagger and playful pompousness that chronicles a day in the life of a rapper who raps for the job he wants, not the job he has. A live wire with the rhyming skills to back up his sashay, Ronnie raps his ode to the hustler’s life, with lyrics like I put some suicide doors on my Honda Accord and I’m making rap songs / Word to the diphthongs.

SAFETY CLUB shares ICY! pairs perfectly with the worn vinyl of your Nissan Micra but feels a little more at home cruising, late at night with the proverbial homies before you realize that (oh shit) you do actually have to go home right now. You have to go to your dog walking job at 4:30 in the morning, but it’s not that bad. You actually really enjoy the flexibility of the hours and have formed a real bond with a pair of Samoyeds.

In the accompanying video, we find Ronnie audaciously strutting his stuff and rapping against a nighttime backdrop of unassuming suburbia. Cut to shots of a humble laundromat and corner grocery store, and you know you’re a far cry from the glitz and glam of SAFETY CLUB’s fine rhymes, but it doesn’t matter to them. Ronnie Sinclair is iced and he wants you to know it. After lulling listeners into a steady slow rhythm, halfway through the track ICY! suddenly switches up into a section of hard bars and uber-catchy hooks. It might be the morning after, but the party doesn’t stop just because Ronnie’s got to walk those aforementioned Samoyeds.

Since the release of their debut JUICE, Brisbane-based SAFETY CLUB have been building serious momentum – gaining early fans EARMILK, Elevator Mag, and The Hype Magazine, as well as amassing over 83K views via their quirky TikTok content. Citing Kaytranada, Chance the Rapper, and Amine as inspiration, SAFETY CLUB’s unique style of funk-laced R&B and hip-hop influenced by the Chicago scene is fast making this rising act one to watch for the future.

Stay tuned for more from SAFETY CLUB soon.

ABOUT SAFETY CLUB

Down-to-earth guys. Rap songmakers. OnlyFans content creators. SAFETY CLUB is a two-piece rap/producer combo that tastes like if the internet digested Brockhampton, Amine, and Justin Timberlake and spot them out on the other side of the world.

Cues and sensibilities from new wave Chicago hip-hop drip through producer shan’s production, while Ronnie Sinclair’s vocals tread the line somewhere between sultry R&B star, and a computer programmer, resulting in something like the horny offspring of Anderson Paak and Zack Fox. The combination of the two is a high octane blend that bangs hard across a highway of genres but always drives safely.

Follow SAFETY CLUB online via Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter

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Delilah Montagu – Baby EP

DELILAH MONTAGU RELEASES BABY EP

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR COMING FOR YA HERE

COLLABORATES WITH FRED AGAIN.. BENJY GIBSON AND TOWA BIRD

Woozy and glowing, but the London pop star packs seemingly endless, subtly insistent hooks into this surrender from a relationship’s dying days – The Guardian

The hotly tipped singer combines vocal nuance and restraint, nagging hooks, languorous slow-disco grooves and candid lyrics, with beautiful results – The Sunday Times Culture

Keep your eye on this one – L’Officiel

London based singer/songwriter Delilah Montagu today releases the 9-track ‘Baby’ EP. ‘Baby’ marks the 23 year-old’s third EP and signals a sonic departure from last summer’s brooding and melancholic This Is Not A Love Song EP.

LISTEN TO THE BABY EP HERE

Produced by Benjy Gibson, who co-wrote every song with Delilah, the EP steers away from the autobiographical nature of her previous releases, instead creating characters in a hedonistic, passion-fuelled fantasy world that the pair lived vicariously through as the world was at a standstill. The EP features additional production work by Benjy Gibson’s brother, BRIT Award winning producer Fred again.. on opening track BABY, as well as guitar lines from Billie-Eilish approved TikTok sensation Towa Bird on Coming For Ya

Current single Coming For Ya sees Delilah embrace a new sense of self and freedom as she becomes the narrator on this project born out of lockdown isolation. Delilah discovers a new acceptance in her own sexuality, whilst in the official video she explores real life couples of all sexualities and backgrounds; I’ve had girlfriends and boyfriends, but I don’t identify strongly with being gay, straight or bisexual, says Delilah. I now know that this fluidity can be freeing. It doesn’t mean I’m confused and I don’t need a label.

Above all, Delilah’s new EP Baby is about freedom, feeling and taking back control of your happiness. There’s been a huge shift for me in my ability to express myself, says Delilah. I used to be so afraid of being a woman, ashamed of feeling sexual, scared of falling in love, but I’m embracing it all with this EP.

Baby EP Tracklisting

  1. BABY
  2.  I’m All Yours
  3. Runaway Car
  4. Lost Keys
  5. Coming For Ya
  6. die 4 u
  7. I wanna FEEL
  8. bye bye
  9. Stay Here

About Delilah Montagu

Debut EP In Gold introduced Delilah in 2019 with its pensive soulful rumination on coming-of-age. This energy soon flourished further with the release of this year’s This Is Not A Love Song EP and it’s streaming hit Loud, produced with Robin Hannibal (Drake, Rhye, Anderson. Paak). Reeling from her performance of Drive (a collaboration with Black Coffee and the #1 most streamed domestic single on Spotify ever in South Africa) at the online Global Citizen concert, curated by Lady Gaga – Delilah then released singles Version Of Me, Loud and Us, all garnering critical acclaim from the likes of The Sunday Times Culture, i-D, The Independent, Wonderland, Numero, The Guardian and L’Officiel to name a few.

Influenced by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Phoebe Bridgers, Carole King, Arlo Parks, Lizzo, Bon Iver and St. Vincent, Delilah is taking a total departure from the melancholy, to “just fucking express yourself” on her latest project. Written and produced with Benjy Gibson, and featuring collaborations with Fred again… and guitarist Towa Bird, the ‘Baby’ EP will be the soundtrack to your post-lockdown freedom, as Delilah matures dramatically both as a songwriter and as a person.

Find more about Delilah by visiting her website.

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JON BATISTE NEW MUSIC VIDEO – FREEDOM

Today, Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe winning musician Jon Batiste releases a vibrant new music video for his single “FREEDOM,” a celebration of Black joy, independence and New Orleans culture and energy. Watch here.

There is no better time for Jon Batiste’s song of the summer “FREEDOM,” a funk-driven 70s-pop banger that Entertainment Weekly called an “exhilarating, horn-heavy celebration of independence.”

In this electrifying love letter to his hometown of New Orleans, Batiste leads the ultimate second line through the streets, linking with the legendary St. Augustine High School Marching 100 (Batiste’s alma mater), the Joyful Choir of New Orleans, Queen Tahj of the Golden Eagles Mardi Grass Indian Tribe, dancers, musicians, and residents alike.

Jon Batiste has had a good year. The Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA winning musician’s hit song “I NEED YOU” reached #1 on the AAA Radio Charts, his album WE ARE debuted in the Billboard Top R&B Charts, Top Album Charts, and Top 200, his “I NEED YOU” music video surpassed 10MM views, he’s appeared on American Idol,  Live with Kelly and RyanThe Today ShowThe Late Late Show with James CordenCBS This Morning as guest and co-host, and of course the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

“We Are represents a vivid turn from straight jazz to joyful, danceable pop and neo-soul… a bold declaration of conscience…” –Vanity Fair

On WE ARE, Batiste presents a captivating musical experience to the world rooted in catharsis, joy, freedom, contemplation and sensuality. It’s a love letter to his southern roots and the heritage of Black Music with guest appearances by Mavis StaplesQuincy JonesZadie SmithPJ MortonTrombone Shorty, St. Augustine Marching 100, his father Michael Batiste, grandfather David Gauthier and many more. It is a meditation steeped in the sounds of the times with collaborators including POMO (Anderson.Paak), Ricky Reed (Lizzo), Jahaan Sweet (Drake, Eminem) and others.

“I’m publicly known for some things already,” says Batiste. “But there’s so much more to know about me. It’s always been there. Now is the time to show the world my full artistry.”

Batiste continues, “WE ARE is a message of love for humanity, of humble reverence for our past, and of a hopeful future, in which we are the ones who can save us. The art reveals its motive to you. You just have to wait for the Spirit to tell you what it wants.”

A special thanks to Coach for dressing members of the cast of the “FREEDOM” video.

About Jon Batiste
One of the best-known musicians of his generation, virtuoso pianist, singer, bandleader, educator and television personality Jon Batiste has spent his career bringing that music back to where it started — that is, with the people. From his days at Juilliard, where he established his Stay Human band by playing around New York City’s subways and in street performances he called “love riots,” to his work since 2015 as the bandleader and musical director of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Kenner, Louisiana native has consistently channeled his superb technical skill and deep knowledge of jazz tradition towards a specific, intentional purpose: making people’s lives better and brighter, one harmonaboard (that’s harmonica and keyboard, combined) solo at a time.

Born into Louisiana’s legendarily musical Batiste family, Jon has performed and recorded widely since his teens. His flexibility as an artist, his fluency in jazz as well as popular music of all stripes, has allowed him to collaborate with legends from Wynton Marsalis, a mentor since his Juilliard days, to Prince — as well as many of the widely-varied artists who appear on the Late Show.

Batiste’s marquee performances have ranged from the Grammy’s, to the Kennedy Center Honors, to the US Open and the NBA All-Star Game — in 2015, Batiste and the Stay Human Band became the first group to play the main stage at both the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals.

Batiste played himself on the HBO series Treme and appeared in director Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer — most recently, his music was featured in the 2020 Disney/Pixar film Soul. Batiste won a Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Award for his participation in the soundtrack alongside Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and the trio are currently nominated for an Oscar and BAFTA for Best Soundtrack.

He’s been awarded the American Jazz Museum Lifetime Achievement Award, the Harry Chapin ASCAP Humanitarian Award and appeared on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list; Batiste also currently serves as the Music Director of The Atlantic and the Co-Artistic Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Jon Batiste is devoted to the education and mentorship of young musicians. He has led his own Social Music Residency and Mentoring Program sponsored by Chase, as well as master classes throughout the world. He has also led several cultural exchanges, beginning in 2006, while still a teen, with the Netherlands Trust, which brought students from the USA and Holland to perform with him at the Royal Concertgebouw and Carnegie Hall.

Batiste balances a demanding performance schedule with public speaking engagements, masterclasses, brand partnerships, community activism and acting roles. His composing and songwriting will be featured in his large-scale, genre-melding symphonic work “American Symphony,” set to premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2021 and he has been developing a Broadway musical about the life of famed painter Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Destiny Rogers New Music Video

Destiny Rogers released a new music video Wednesday for her song “Wave.”

You can see the video by clicking right here.

“Wave” was initially released as part of her EP titled “Great Escape” earlier this year.

Beautifully shot in a California landscape made up of mountains, greenery, water and wildlife, the music video captures the song’s lyrical comparison of relationships to weather perfectly. It is directed by Andy Hines, who has worked with Lizzo, Logic and Anderson .Paak.

Capturing heaps of praise from critics, Rogers has been called “the new ‘It’ girl of alt-R&B” by NYLON while V MAGAZINE’S “NEXT GENERATION” said she has “an unapologetic uniqueness, a creative presence, and a strong voice.”

Billboard said, “Destiny Rogers marries a gift for personal storytelling with a sumptuous percussion palette.”

“Great Escape” also included her single “Kickin’ Pushin’” and two other previously released tracks titled “Euphoria” and “Lo Lo.”

It is the 21-year-old artist’s second EP after her 2019 EP titled “Tomboy.” She has also performed at festivals and toured North America and Europe with Ruel.

To learn more about Destiny Rogers, you can click right here. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Duckwrth – Coming Closer

Critically acclaimed Los Angeles rapper Duckwrth releases his new track “Coming Closer” feat. G.L.A.M. and Juliana Romana today.

Listen to “Coming Closer” feat. G.L.A.M. and Juliana Romana HERE.

On the track, which is produced by LA based twins Two Fresh and G.L.A.M., Duckwrth once again instigates unpredictable and unprecedented genre alchemy. He threads together bouncy rhymes while G.L.A.M. fires back with a seductive counterpoint as their bars come together before the dancefloor-ready hook sung by Juliana Romana. This anthem glides between hip-hop and electronic only to border on unexpected pop bliss.

“Coming Closer” arrives hot on the heels of his buzzing feel-good anthem “Find A Way” feat. Alex Mali, Radio Ahlee, & Bayli. HipHopDX praised its “melodic message of perseverance,” and Brooklyn Vegan described it as “powerful.” HYPEBEAST wrote, “The single serves as an uplifting anthem during these troubling times, featuring lyrics that showcase the artist’s ability to reminisce about the past and see a way forward.” Earmilk put it best, “The single plays as a welcome beam of light during a dark time.”

Over the last five years, LA-based wunderkind Duckwrth has quickly risen up the ranks as a promising star of the future of music. His collection of critically acclaimed projects including Nowhere (2015,) I’m Uugly (2016), Xtra Uugly (2017) and The Falling Man EP (2019), have transcended streaming platforms and landed in films, TV series, and brand ad campaigns and have received critical acclaim from a vast amount of outlets including NPR, The FADER, Complex, XXL and more. This cumulation has led the rapper to become an international touring staple, headlining shows globally and performing at Austin City Limits and opening for superstars Billie Eilish and Anderson .Paak. Duckwrth’s music has appeared on shows like CW’s All American, HBO’s Insecure and Real Time with Bill Maher and his song “Start A Riot” was featured on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. His music has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Cadillac, Microsoft, Peloton, Amazon and Apple Music, and he’s worked with fashion legacies like Levi’s, Vans and Fila, as well as high fashion men’s suit designer Paul Smith.

Follow Duckwrth: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

About Republic Records

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Karol G) and Hollywood Records (Zendaya).

In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Lionsgate (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during 2017 in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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Anderson .Paak × Justin Timberlake

ANDERSON .PAAK & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RELEASE “DON’T SLACK”

LISTEN & WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

FROM TROLLS WORLD TOUR (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)

“DON’T SLACK” WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY ANDERSON .PAAK, LUDWIG GÖRANSSON, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED TODAY VIA RCA RECORDS – ORDER NOW

TIMBERLAKE RETURNS AS EXECUTIVE MUSIC PRODUCER

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S TROLLS WORLD TOUR THE FILM ARRIVES IN THEATERS APRIL 17TH

Trolls World Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Track List
1. The Other Side – SZA & Justin Timberlake
2. Trolls Wanna Have Good Times – Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake James Corden, Ester Dean, Icona Pop, Kenan Thompson & the Pop Trolls
3. Don’t Slack – Anderson .Paak & Justin Timberlake
4. It’s All Love – Anderson .Paak, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige & George Clinton
5. Just Sing – Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Anderson .Paak & Kenan Thompson
6. One More Time – Anthony Ramos
7. Atomic Dog World Tour Remix – George Clinton and Parliament, Funkadelic, Anderson .Paak
Mary J. Blige
8. Rainbows, Unicorns, Everything Nice – Walt Dohrn & Joseph Shirley
9. Rock N Roll Rules – HAIM & Ludwig Göransson
10. Leaving Lonesome Flats – Dierks Bentley
11. Born to Die – Kelly Clarkson
12. Trolls 2 Many Hits Mashup – Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Icona Pop & the Pop Trolls
13. Barracuda – Rachel Bloom
14. Yodel Beat – Ludwig Göransson
15. Crazy Train – Rachel Bloom
16. I Fall to Pieces – Sam Rockwell
17. Perfect for Me – Justin Timberlake
18. Rock You Like a Hurricane – Rachel Bloom
19. It’s All Love (History of Funk) – Anderson .Paak, Mary J. Blige & George Clinton
20. Just Sing (Trolls World Tour) – Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Kelly Clarkson, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Anderson .Paak, Rachel Bloom, Kenan Thompson, Anthony Ramos, Red Velvet, Icona Pop & Sam Rockwell

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JAMESON × Anderson .Paak

Jameson and GRAMMY award-winning musician and record producer, Anderson .Paak are linking up again, BUT this time the duo are asking fans across the nation to decide which neighborhood they should bring their “Meet Me At The Bar” party to. 

Jameson is hosting a nation-wide vote throughout the month of February for the chance to win the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day party – a free concert from Anderson .Paak!

Does your neighborhood have what it takes to come together and win the ultimate celebration? Now’s your chance to prove it. Fans can vote for their state at Jameson’s Meet Me At The Bar website, or on Twitter through state specific hashtags (i.e. #MeetMeInNY or #MeetMeInTX). The winning state will be announced on March 2 on Jameson’s social channels.

Jameson’s invitation of #MeetMeAtTheBar comes at a time when we need to be reminded of the importance of connecting in real life, and the bar provides a place where all are welcome. The local bar has remained the beating heart of neighborhoods across America for decades. Its storied past is a powerful reminder of the role the local bar has played throughout our lives – it’s a pioneer of culture, it’s where connections are made, and its doors are always open.

SOLE DXB

SOLE DXB 2017 ANNOUNCES HEAVYWEIGHT PROGRAM FEATURING KANO, PUSHA T, GOLDLINK, HIROSHI FUJIWARA, JEFF STAPLE, MELODY EHSANI AND MORE

THIS DECEMBER 7-9, THE ANNUAL DUBAI-BASED STREET CULTURE FAIR RETURNS FOR ITS 6TH EDITION at DUBAI DESIGN DISTRICT (d3)

Tuesday 24 October, 2017, Sole DXB in partnership with d3, announces its full program for 2017, with the support of Cadillac, Coca Cola and in association with Dubai Tourism. The three-day global street culture festival returns this December 7th, 8th and 9th at d3, Dubai, revealing a heavyweight billing that brings together some of the world’s finest names from across art, food, music, sports and style. Having celebrated American Hip Hop heritage in 2015, and its British street-evolved counterpart in 2016, Sole DXB returns in 2017 to spotlight the legacy and influence of Japanese contemporary design.

Reflecting the booming appetite for alternative culture that Sole DXB has steadily cultivated since its inception in 2010. Sole DXB is again delighted to call Dubai Design District (d3) home to the region’s only street and urban culture festival. Mirroring what d3 has set out to achieve; to build a thriving creative neighbourhood for a diverse community that share common interests.

The confirmed music billing for 2017 welcomes hip-hop greats of both present and future. Artists to perform most notably include award-winning musician Kano, G.O.O.D Music President and rapper Pusha T, American silk-soul rapper Goldlink, German rapper Serious Klein, and Manchester urban jazz singer IAMDDB, hailed as one of the breakout stars of 2017 and already amassing streams in excess of 1 million hits per track. And it wouldn’t be Sole DXB without some intimate after-parties, with the OGs DJ Stretch Armstrong, DJ Shortkut, streetwear icons PATTA Soundsystem, and DJs Tom Crane, Dave Lubin, and Andy Baxter providing the flavours this year.

Opening night Thursday 7th December welcomes all to a now-ritual free-to-public annual film screening. This year, with the international premiere of Word is Bond is the turn of Mass Appeal and their recently produced hip-hop documentary, to take centre stage. Directed by Mass Appeal’s Chief Creative Officer, Sacha Jenkins, the documentary examines the

transformative power of lyrics in the world of Hip Hop. With an open door policy, it’s the first in a long line of socially driven moves from Sole DXB aimed at providing legitimate, culturally-weighted entertainment, stimulating grass roots artistry.

On Friday 8th December, Sole DXB opens in its entirety, with a series of cultural talks unveiled, including intimate ‘no holds barred’ conversations with some of the biggest names in design, fashion and music. These include: headlining musician Pusha T; Fragment Design founder and much heralded Godfather of Streetwear Hiroshi Fujiwara; designer and style icon Jeff Staple of Staple Design; Peter Bittenbender, CEO of New York-based media company/record label Mass Appeal (of which hip hop legend Nas is a partner); founder of global alternative culture platform Highsnobiety, David Fischer makes a guest appearance; jewelry designer and famously the only woman to own a store front on notorious LA shopping destination Fairfax Avenue, Melody Ehsani; and Peter Jansson and Mubi Ali – founder and head buyer respectively of Sweden-born cult classic (and previous Online Retailer of the Year winner) sneaker retailer Sneakersnstuff.

From conversation to conversion, a host of highly sought after brands will show and retail never-before-seen wares across the weekend, each individually housed in bespoke retail units taking design cues from the finesse of Tokyo architecture. In parallel with some of the world’s biggest lifestyle brands on display including Asics, Nike, PUMA, Reebok. Japanese designers will provide some of the most highly-sought-after and hard-to-find product over the weekend, from brands including Neighborhood, Visvim, Wacko Maria, Undercover, Non-Native, and White Mountaineering. A sign of the growing importance of streetwear in the fashion sector, Sole DXB also enter into the world of luxury for the very first time – partnering with two standout luxury brands to preview their forward collections and create unique retail experiences for guests; the brands, both luxe icons: Dior Homme and Kenzo.

It was in 2010 that Sole DXB was founded, back then in a small Dubai community arts centre. What began as a small gathering of like-minded sneaker and hip-hop lovers coming together to swap kicks and share tracks, has rapidly grown into a 17,000 person, 3-day annual event with the support of the world’s leading cultural figures. A testament to the rise of the event and the region, Sole DXB is now a mainstay in the global events calendar and, when it comes to pushing cultural boundaries, is proving itself again as the one to watch.