As you are all aware, I am judging on Bling Ya Ting talent show and have loved all the talent that I have seen so far at the first auditions last Saturday! It isn't too late to apply as there are more auditions in January. Find out how to apply here. We accept ANY STYLES.
Here is another act that has applied for Bling Ya Ting and is a regular to the show, Scrilla! He has won a few talent competitions in his rap career and has featured along side Grammy award winning artists on a mixtape. Here is what he has to say.
Hi Scrilla! Tell us what your style and vibe is all about?
My vibe is simple. To make good music. My style can be versatile depending on the music. Its a fusion of rhythmic flow and good writing skills. A direct result of the various genre and sub genre of music we have here in
the uk, which has influenced me over time. There's a general rule in musicand that is "if the music is good then the music is good" and that is irrespecrive of style, vibe and genre. Thats what I aim for and hopefully
the rule that applie will take care of the rest for me.
What has attracted you to the #BYT competition?
The BYT competition showcases talent, a wide range of talent. The attraction for me initially was the opportunity it brings to individuals like myself to showcase their talent. You turn up at any event and you will find singers, rappers, dancers, poets, you name it....all showcasing
their talent to a wide audience at a very credible venue. So the opportunity is massive for people starting out, for those who want to gain experience in performing their trade/craft to an audience. That's the
attraction and obviously it also gives a chance to network as it brings like minded individuals in the same place.
In the past I've taken part in the showcases twice and was the winner of my category last time out. The people always show me love when I'm out there and thats always a good thing.
Your song was selected as the winning tune to be featured on Coast to Coast mixtapes, how did this make you feel?
It feels great to be recognised for all the effort and work which has gone in over the years. I'm a workaholic so naturally I dont have that much time to admire my achievements. I tend to move onto the next thing and I'm
always thinking of my next move and how to better the previous. But having said that I'm very grateful for the opportuinty to feature with a Grammy Award artist such as Chrisette Michele, definetly adds more credibility to
my work and my music CV. Its a testament to God for my talents, all the work we put in and to the fans who voted for the track too because without them all this wont be possible. The mixtape will be out in some few weeks
time and the press campaign will start to hit as the release date is confirmed.
Any advice for other acts who are applying for #BYT?
It's simple love what you do and be true to your music. Work hard, let the knock backs motivate you more cause nothing worth having ever comes easy. Last advice will be to have fun with your music.
Any projects you want to promote?
Look out for the announcement for the release date of the Coast2Coast Mixtape. Got two new videos dropping soon with a few other artists. You can keep updated with news via my website www.iamscrilla.com
....or social sites
Written By Sazrah
Sazrah is a UK music producer who has composed music for BBC 1xtra, Film, Catwalk and famous artists. Her blogs are about upcoming artists, music industry tips and general chit chat!