Scrilla Talks about BC project – Concept, Production, Features and Timelines.
The BC project as understood is a concept project of fusion of styles of music sonically. Hip hop as a music has been around for decades and it transcends other music genres, so in the BC project the arrangement rap songs do vary from your average rap songs. But lets take it back to the start WHY BC? that would be the obvious question. So the title BC is a pun but also represents a concept of music over time through the ages. Also taken into consideration current society needs in terms of values which in comparison has regressed in time hence the title BC. Although its the New Age, in a more civilised world, our moral content is one which everything is permissible depending on which side of LAW you sit.
The title BC stands for Bangers & Cash in musical terms but in the short form (BC) stands for our time span values, attitudes, and also serves to explain Scrilla mc as an artist, his origins relative to his music. Obviously without giving away too much, the project contains for the most part fun music. The music genre is still hip hop (music hip hop) (music grime) (music UK) and the lyrics on the project ranges from introducing the artist to relationship scenarios, life experiences to lyrical excercises by Scrilla Mc. All the rap songs are concept driven relative to their titles and placement relative to the overall BC project.
Production wise, Scrilla worked with a number of up & coming producers who are hungry, innovative with fresh ideas. The main directive was to evolve the hip hop sound (hiphopdx) fusing elements of R&B music, Jazz music, Grime music, dubstep sounds( i.e the heavy bassline a singnature of this new genre) with hip hop music and beats. As a team we feel the Uk scene has to evolve from the customary boom bap to contemporary music, but thats a different post on its own. Amongst the list of producers include VLM, Rocksolid media, Nira Diana, Monstah Productions, Elementree, Mastaplanet, Rets beats, G.Moan, Harris beats, Alan skf, Pswax, Marcus boyd and Danage recs. The music engineering was done mostly by LMPrecords, a UK producer as well as Morfius and Rocksolid media.
With regards to features the executive producer wanted to work with unsigned artists only. Whilst there are advantages to working with established artists, we felt that this project will be best served working with unsigned talents as they have no restrictions and more flexible in terms of music, lyrics and ideas. Most of the features are already known to fans as some of the songs are available online for streaming ( click the soundcloud icon on the homepage for streaming ).
At this moment in time the project is almost complete with just the theme song titled BC left, in the production phase. The coming months will be exciting times for the fans as we move onto the release phase, marketing and promotion of the project. We will also be giving out more free music and music downloads in the coming months as the projects enters the release phase. The new music will be online free music and includes songs which never made the projects but recorded as part of the BC project pack of rap songs.Other news for fans will be the coming launch of the clothing range (Urban apparel, Urban Clothing & Hip hop Clothing). Already we’ve received brand name approval and trademark registration and currently developing the site to accomodate the new shop facilities for apparel. Apparel ranges from street wear to kids clothes to foot wear with more products schedule for launch later on.
Scrilla – Live & Unsigned | Bedford Regional Final on MUZU.TV.
Scrilla from Cambridge City has wowed the judging panel of the UK’s biggest original music competition and sailed through the audition stage of Live and Unsigned. Scrilla will be competing against the most talented bands and artists in the country at the Regional Final Showcase of Live and Unsigned 2012 – all in a bid to make the Grand Final at The O2!
Scrilla battled against hundreds of auditionees to secure a spot in the live shows. Acts that made it through auditions will now take part in a live Regional Final Showcase in front of hundreds of spectators. The best acts will also get the opportunity to play at some of the biggest festivals in the UK from over 100 Festival slots including Beach Break Live, Boardmasters, Bearded Theory, Strawberry Fields and Osfest. This year’s competition also offers acts an extra chance for exposure as being filmed for broadcasting on the Sky TV Network in an exclusive fly-on-the-wall documentary.
Live and Unsigned is the biggest original music competition in the UK for unsigned bands and artists. Attracting over 50,000 entries in the past five years, it has set itself apart from its predecessors by offering and promoting originality. It’s now established as the definitive music competition for original acts and it’s open to all genres of music from Heavy Rock to Rap.
Chris Grayston, Events Director of Live & Unsigned said: “Live and Unsigned is all about originality, live ability and credibility. We don’t accept demos or submissions and everyone auditions live. We’ve got some fantastic prizes up for grabs this year in a £100,000 prize pool, including a new main cash prize of £10,000. The festival slots and other prizes available make this year’s competition our biggest ever!”
All the acts in the competition are battling it out for the chance to play at Live Fest at The 02 in London. The Grand Final is incorporated into London’s biggest indoor festival in July. The winners will be crowned the UK’s best unsigned act. Celebrity judges involved in previous years include former Slade front man Noddy Holder, R’n’B star Shola Ama, Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale, Ras Kwame, Tom Deacon and Daniel P Carter, as well as members of top bands such as The Libertines, The Bloodhound Gang, Funeral for a Friend and Kids in Glass Houses.
Acts will be competing for the main prizes which include; £10,000 to be spent on development, a further £10,000 publicity investment, gigs from over 30 festivals including from Canada, Sweden, Italy and Latvia, a UK tour of up to 100 shows and a UK festival tour including the winner guaranteed slots at over 13 festivals including Norfolk Spectacular, Boardmasters, Strawberry Fields Festival, Brownstock, London Summer Jam, Bingley Music Live and Butserfest.
Live and Unsigned has partnered with musician’s website Music Radar to offer a comprehensive winners prize pool. Acts will have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes along the way to the final including BlackStar and TC Electronic amps, Natal drum kits, Fret King Guitars, £15,000 in recording studio time plus music development classes.
One contestant who has caught the eye of Judges this year is local talent Scrilla, now competing in the Regional Final, after making it through the auditions beating hundreds of other hopefuls. Scrilla is now preparing for the Regional Final Showcase on 8th April 2012 at Bedford Corn Exchange for the opportunity to progress towards the Grand Final at Live Fest at The O2 in London.
For more information go to the website www.LiveandUnsigned.UK.com. Or better still come down and support your local talent; you can purchase tickets from the website or send an email to Scrillsmonetary@gmail.com
Scrilla has started work on a project with Canvaseye records (Notbyyourself project) to release a compilation cd, raising funds for charities in aid of the Japan earthquake/Tsunami. Its a global project with music artists from various parts of the world submitting songs to be included in the cd. Scrilla will also be featuring in the Notbyyourself feature film which is been recorded, with a release scheduled in the winter of 2011.
Scrilla is also collaborating with a Canadian Singer (Nira Diana) in working on a new track to be included in his upcoming album. An exclusive snippet will be uploaded onto his website for fans to listen. The song is been recorded in Canada as well as London, with a host of producers and engineers working to get the song sounding at peak levels.
Added to this, the release of Beautiful Goodbye (the new single) is imminent and the fans are eagerly awaiting the release. < A press release will be featured to announce the release date. The P.R for Single is being handled by Mahvrick PR in Florida whom signed Scrilla up for distribution of the song. Mahvrick PR has worked with stars such as Jay Z, Mystical, Punjabi Mc, Ayi Jhiru and the first press release will be sent out this week to over 1000 press agents, including national newspapers and magazines.
The coming months will see the site updated for merchandising purposes as Scrilla is gearing up for the launch of his clothing label. The web administrator and design teams are busy behind the scenes getting the apparel as well as the site ready for the launch of the clothing range. The last quarter of the year will hopefully see the completion of the work. No launch date has been set so as to avoid any setbacks. The team feel that they would like the time to put all the pieces together before a launch date will be announced.
This week also sees the death of the Soul/Jazz Singer Amy Winehouse. The death still came as a surprise to everyone and for sure the music industry has lost one of its real talent. May her soul rest in peace.