For this month’s size?sessions, we venture to a city rich in music history – Manchester. Taking place at Manchester’s already-iconic YES bar on Wednesday 18th August, the show will feature a Mancunian line-up, celebrating the city’s contemporary music scene. Before this size?sessions takes place – as always – we want to give you an insight into the roster. Have a read about each artist below – we are so excited for this one.
Diana De Brito – AKA IAMDDB – is a well-known name Manchester, hence why the artist is headlining our size? sessions Manchester show. Originally from Lisbon, Portugal, IAMDDB grew up with musical parents – an early inspiration for her artistry. Offering an array of genres – most specifically ‘Urban Jazz’ – IAMDDB’s music is led by her versatile vocals that are joined by modern trappy instrumentals. The sky is the limit for this artist; boasting shows at the likes of Wireless, Field Day, Glastonbury and more, we are excited to invite this seasoned performer to our roster.
MC, DJ, Producer – in no order. Chunky is iconic within the Manchester music scene, known for his eclectic shows involving a wild genre-jumping spectacle. What’s more, having been a resident MC for Swamp 81, True Tiger and Hessle Audio, the artist has a proven array of talents. If you haven’t, make sure you check out Chunky’s latest single ‘Meh’, a glorious representation of Manchester’s distinctive rapping style.
Konny Kon DJ Set (Children of Zeus)
Coming as one-half of one of Manchester’s most in-demand soul projects; DJ Konny Kon of Children of Zeus brings his signature style of classic and upcoming soul and hip hop. As a DJ, MC and beatmaker – as well as one-third of Broke’N’English – this indefatigable Mancunian is making real waves in his hometown and beyond. Having recently played the Manchester International Festival, and with upcoming sets at We Out Here Festival, Maiden Voyage, and Cross The Tracks, we’re thrilled he found time to make one of our upcoming size? sessions.
Boasting one of Manchester’s hottest new club nights, Habitat, AK Gramm brings a fresh selection of Afrobeat, dancehall, funky house, rap and R&B. What’s more – when he’s not curating dancefloors – he’s busy running his streetwear label @Gramm, as well as customising music, fashion and culture inspired rugs. With a foot in fashion and music, we couldn’t think of a better guest for our size? sessions.
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