25 July 2014
Hip Hop Foundation rappers on BBC 1xtra
Brighton’s young rap movement were on point when BBC Radio 1xtra and Unique Productions dropped in to AudioActive’s Hip Hop Foundation recently.
1xtra’s DJ Target (Roll Deep) visited to find out more about our work as part of a documentary for his radio show ‘Big Brothers’. The documentary will take a look into the role that youth music organisations and mentors can play in supporting young and emerging artists into the industry.
The team caught up with Rum Committee’s Gizmo and the man Rizzle Kicks call Sensei, Tom Hines, as well as a troop of up and coming emcees, at our Thursday night rap, writing & freestyle session.
Gizmo: The young people had a great day recording with 1xtra and really showed the team what they were capable off, we had a lot of fun and DJ Target was even asking for a few Soundcloud links by the end of the session! It's nice to be able to show the rest of the country the work that AudioActive does and it served as a good reminder of how skilled and confident some of our regular attendees have become
1xtra Stories / Big Brothers: Urban Music Mentors – Sunday 27th July 9pm BBC 1xtra
Listen online http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bn2nc
21 July 2014
AudioActive and Tomorrow's Warriors invite you to FUSE
AudioActive would like to invite you to our new performance series FUSE.
AudioActive FUSE is our new artist development series working with young musicians from different backgrounds to collaborate, create and perform new pieces.
This year, AudioActive are thrilled to be collaborating with Tomorrow’s Warriors, London’s leading music organisation championing some of the best young jazz musicians in the UK right now.
Read more: AudioActive and Tomorrow's Warriors invite you to FUSE
01 May 2014
Performance Opportunity in Brighton - AudioActive in the Lab
Calling all producers, rappers, singers, or music lovers! AudioActive hosts a showcase of beats, lyrics and tunes, with a chance for you to pick up some tips and tricks from professional musicians.
Click here for more info
and to sign up
20 February 2014
LEVS - Youth Music Leader Training project
Aspiring young musicians have had the chance to develop new skills as workshop leaders, working alongside professional tutors from AudioActive, opening up new work opportunities along the way.
The 2-year 'LEVS' programme, in partnership with the Youth Offending Service in Brighton & Hove, took ten trainee music leaders aged 16-24 through the vocational training allowing them to experience different aspects of delivering diversionary music sessions to other young people, some who are involved in the criminal justice system.
Music leader trainee, Viv Harnden, describes the impact the project has had on him.
The project is supported by Youth Music.
AudioActive will be fundraising to run future Youth Music Leader training programmes in the future
20 December 2013
AudioActive Presents... what a great night!
We'd like to say a massive congratulations to all the talented musicians, poets and rappers who performed at this year's music showcase AudioActive Presents... 2013
It's hard to describe how great everyone was. So here's a video of some of the highlights...